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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Photo Hunt - Time (& Wet)


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This week's theme is "TIME" ... I was originally going to pop up the road and take a photo of a local building with clock face and flag flying, but the weather has been awful today, so it wasn't worth going (and during the week I didn't have shifts that were conducive to being home in daylight hours either). So instead I came up with the following ...

Very wise words said many many years ago ... "Take time to smell the roses" (Russian Proverb) - over the years I've come to realise how important it is to take time to enjoy the simple things in life, and everything that each day brings ... These roses were from the flower markets in Hong Kong - I just adore how every single bud has it's own protective packing!



Then just for fun, here's my Dad dressed up as "Old Father Time" ;)



"Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you." Carl Sandburg


Now here is one from the archives again ... this time the subject is "WET". I didn't realise I'd brought this photo with me when I moved to Aussie, but sure enough I just found this during the week ... a very VERY old ph0to of me when I was about 17 - on Christmas Day in NZ, wearing my brand new dress I'd bought for the occasion (I was working full time back then as a typist) - my cousin who was visiting from the UK very kindly threw me into the swimming pool, then to add insult to injury made Mum throw a bucket of water over me while he took photos ... have to admit, it's a great action shot! ;)



The next photo is me being stupid - sitting waiting for a bus at Nadi bus depot ... in the middle of Nadi being flooded! I think I was in for a looooong wait! :P

36Comments:

Blogger Leesa said...

Cool choices :)

5:06 PM  
Blogger TNChick said...

Father Time - how great is that! I've never saw single roses packed lie that - cool.

5:16 PM  
Anonymous Loni said...

Very nice pictures. I esp. like the "take time to smell the roses"!

Mine's up too!

5:18 PM  
Blogger PresentStorm said...

These are all very cool. It is always fun to take a peek into someone elses life. You have shared some great photos for that. The rose thing is very cool. to bad they do not pack them lik ethat here in the States....

Happy Hunting, Stormii

5:20 PM  
Blogger Old Yankee Stitcher said...

These photos are great especially the wet ones. Take Care, CJ

5:56 PM  
Blogger abe/happy said...

Ahhh the good old palm tree beach style pattern dress. I remember those :)

6:07 PM  
Anonymous Pat said...

Great choices! I love the roses with their little covers.

6:54 PM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Lol, very nice interpretations of the theme ! How nicely the roses are wrapped and your father as "holy goast"

7:26 PM  
Blogger GoofyJ said...

Great photos! I too, especially like the carefully wrapped roses. :) My photo is up.

7:27 PM  
Anonymous Debbie said...

I love photos that tell a story! Great shots all of them! My photo is up! Happy Saturday!

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Danella said...

What great shots! Love the father time one.

Mine is up too, have a wonderful weekend.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Pamela said...

Oh, your photos are fantastic! They all represent the theme time so well! What a great job! I love that way you captured the water in mid-air! Your Dad makes a great Father Time, and I hope you didn't waste a lot of time waiting for the bus! lol :)

10:58 PM  
Blogger Kim from Hiraeth said...

Great takes on the theme! Especially like the roses with the quotation. A great reminder during this busy holiday season!

Mine's Up!

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Lisa said...

Father Time is wonderful! My personal favorite- so funny!

12:30 AM  
Anonymous Terri said...

Wonderful photos. I especially love the roses...great shot!
Mine's up too.

12:35 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

What FUN photos! LOL! I would SO have waited for that bus too -- long enough to get the picture! That was an opportunity that shouldn't be missed! The bucket of water is such an excellent photo - there has GOT to be a contest out there sOMewhere that you could win money from it! Just AWESOME! (that water is also "frozen in TIME") ... and like you, I love those little bud protectors -- I wonder who has the job of putting them on! NOT the job I want when I grow up - for suuuuuuure!

1:09 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Such interesting photos and stories to go with them. Thanks for visiting mine.

1:25 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Great picture choices for the "time" theme! The one of your dad is just too cute :))

1:54 AM  
Blogger Vonna said...

LOL! Your pictures made me smile!
Have a great day!
:D

2:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great story! Have a lovely weekend!

2:49 AM  
Blogger Irish Church Lady :) said...

I like your interpretation for TIME. Definitely time to smell the roses, and I agree, having each bud uniquely wrapped is kool!

Your Dad looks like quite the character! lol

I almost choked up when I saw the Carl Sandburg quote. This is what my favourite teacher wrote in my autograph book. It was Grade 6. Imagine? He knew me so well even back then. I still think of him often and have visited with him over the years but have not had the occasion to run into him for quite a few years now. If I do run into him I'm definitely going to suggest we go for a coffee or a beer!!! I should look him up and see if he is still around the city. I'm going to google him or 411 him right now. Thanks Anne! I feel the Lord working in mysterious ways, through you!

Have a great (what's left of it) weekend!

Toodles~

3:12 AM  
Blogger Morning Glory said...

I love those roses! Nice pictures for the theme.

3:17 AM  
Blogger Ellen said...

Yes...time is not all about the clock

3:40 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

They are all great! The roses look really cool all individually wrapped like that. I've never seen anything like that before!

4:13 AM  
Blogger LibertyBelle said...

*S* those roses seem to be in little sleeping bags - cute!
Great choices and very diverse too!
Happy Saturday!
Mine's up too!

4:27 AM  
Blogger Teena said...

Great pix!

Thanks for stopping by mine :)

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! Those are some great pictures. LOL about you sitting in the flood waters. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Expat Traveler said...

what a flashback in time! all great photos! thanks for visiting.

1:10 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I've never seen individually wrapped roses before. Very beautiful.

1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love those pics. Where did you take the picture of the roses? I see them wrapped like that all the time in Hong Kong but never anywhere outside of China.

8:33 PM  
Anonymous Mummy B said...

love your collection of photos. they certainly cover different aspect's of the theme :) the individually wrapped roses and quotes are just beautiful

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anne, I just have time to visit your blog and read about the hard time you are going thru, been there too. I will keep you in my prayers and ask for prosperity and happiness.
Your post about the roses is indee very true...God bless, my friend.

2:28 AM  
Blogger Karoline said...

Lovely photo's Anne, thanks for sharing.

I've not had much time online recently so I'm doing a catch up at the moment. Sorry you've been having such a tough time. Hope things pick up for you soon {{{{Anne}}}}

3:02 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

oh Anne, your photos are just priceless, what on earth made you wade through all that water in Fiji huh? LOL. Hope you have a good week :)

7:10 AM  
Anonymous Jess. said...

Very nice photos. Re the roses, after living in that part of the world for a few years the novelty wears off fast as they are such a bugger to unwrap!

11:18 AM  
Blogger Meari said...

LOL, Love the photos!

11:06 AM  

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