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Travel theme: Fragrant

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😉

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

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abandoned, they wait

until their master returns

from barefoot journey

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Layers

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in time

stone and wood

will shed their layers

to reveal the beauty

of naked pureness

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Intricate

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Intricate

Like snowflakes, the human pattern is never cast twice. We are uncommonly and marvelously intricate in thought and action, our problems are most complex and, too often, silently borne.”

– Alice Childress

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Allure

Ese’s Weekly Shoot & Quote Challenge – Allure

The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze.

~ Siddhārtha Gautama

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Posted in Personal, Six Word Saturday

Giving Thanks

My Saturday in Six Words:

GIVING THANKS FOR FAMILY AND WOODS

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Yes, in that combination. For my family is heading over to my house for my DuTchess Thanksgiving as we speak. Mom will bring Limburgse vlaaien, just like the picture in the header, and I have made two apple pies. I also prepared a thick green pea-soup – to be eaten with bread rolls, and chili con carne – to be eaten with rice. But my crazy family probably will heap all together on one plate like they did last year with the spicy sauerkraut oven dish and the exotic Indonesian dishes. I rest my case.

When they arrive in half an hour, we will first attack the pastries and then drive to the woods of Dorst where the youngsters can run around and the oldsters can walk dignified and have deep conversations. Yeah, RIGHT 😉

Then back to my place for drinks and snacks, after which the aforementioned food will hit the table.

Have a nice weekend, all of you!

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Travel theme: Brown

This week’s Travel Theme is brown. And that color leads me straight to my photos of Portugal, where brown has such a rich hue.

Near the cabin where we stay, there’s a large market being held each Sunday morning. Everything is sold there: animals – chickens (both the alive and edible versions), dogs (I want to buy, if necessary free them all) – clothes, vegetables, bread, beds, tables, plants, shoes. You name it and it’s there. Like this marvelous pottery.

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A brown restaurant, where we had a one-bowl dish of all kinds of stuff that shouldn’t be in there together – but tasted remarkably well.

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Brown horses waiting patiently for tourists who are not able to use their own feet.

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In Lisbon, we visited an exhibition at the police station. These rifles were on display, and a woman could not control herself: she just had to touch them. The moment she made contact, her cell phone rang. The lady jumped back, frightened to death and screaming. I was screaming too, because I almost peed in my pants. Laughing.

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Brown can indeed be beautiful, Ailsa, thanks for another great challenge!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Infinite

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Travel theme: Deep

If you click on the photo, you can see how deep it really is. Yes, those are cars down there, behind the dam of Lake Powell.

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Have a deep weekend.

Ailsa
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