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CollardGreens PRO 10:15pm, 5 January 2007
oops !

Sometimes "oops" is what you say when you make a mistake - other times it is when you make a discovery - today "oops" means " CalibrationIntact "
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Professional vagabond - My job takes me all over Europe, Africa, Middle East, Scandinavia and Russia - some nice places, some not so nice - all interesting. Thanks for stopping by.
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RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Nice Rasta-macro. Your TLC is working!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
When Rasta offerin you da bud, you gon wan praise Jah!

Nice circular logic on 12Sep--and Here is the Solution: 42

Now what is the question?
BellaGaia PRO 11 years ago
so many beautiful photos... love the sept 5 capture.... sept 9 looks familiar.... reminds me of my life ;-)
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
I've been waiting so long to see blooms I was not sure it even would - thanks

No problem mon, when da Rasta makes da bloom away goes da gloom...

Hey Bella - glad to see you here - been a bit lax in getting round to everyone's thread just because of the workload but we try...thanks for coming round.
friuduric 11 years ago
I like your pointing fingers comment on the 11th. So true!

I'd love to say something about your Rasta plant (like, do the flowers give off a curious scent?) but Emil said it so well!

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
No curious scent but you do get the munchies...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Bobèche
14SEP07 - CollardGreens

Bobèche

Pronounced (boob a shay) - the original use of the word was for the little glass cups that you put under candles in a chandelier to keep the wax from dropping on you. Later it evolved to mean all the little glass things that hang on a chandelier. I learned this word from a funny woman who lost her battle with disease - I can't look at one without thinking of her.

This chandelier hangs in the Grand Hotel in Stockholm...in front of the lifts on one of the normal floors of this elegant old hotel. Said to be the best in Sweden. We are fortunate to have rooms here. I appreciate the way our company cares for weary vagabond bones...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Johann
15SEP07 - CollardGreens

Johann

I awoke rather early on this fine sunny morning to light hanging very low in the sky. This far north the sun takes a low path all the year but now nearing the equinox it is at the midpoint of it voyage south. Yesterday when I arrived in Stockholm the weather was blustery and rainy. This morning bright sunshine calls me out with a loud voice at 0800. Taking camera in tow and looking for light and color in quiet places I was afforded a 2 hour tour of my little portion of the city.

Just across the little port in front of the hotel is the royal palace. Every royal palace needs guarding and here we have Johann (name changed to protect the innocent). I rounded the corner and walked up a short hill and there he was. Young, straight as a board at attention and probably bored to tears as no one else was around. I asked him if it was ok to snap a few. He replied that most people did not even ask so he was pleased to take the stance to full. He told me (nearly without moving his lips) that it was his last day in service to the palace. I passed him my card and told him I would send copies if he dropped me a note. He told me his parents had no photos of him at this post.

This was a particularly proud day for me.

(more of Stockholm on my photostream)
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Great about Johann!

Catching up with the entries in these diaries with Gypsy reading over my shoulder, and making remarks and conversation and the both of us going ooooh and aaaah on all the good stuff posted while we were in the Maquis this week-end (lotsa stories and photos coming to our streams, mostly hers, because both my batteries died...)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
It is really good news that you two have finally hooked up. I would love to have a shot of you two huddled over the computer screen. I am looking forward to reading the continuing sagas...good stuff !
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
WaterTubes
16SEP07 - CollardGreens

WaterTubes

In the front entrance of the Stockholm International Fairs building complex stands this fountain. It is a very cool combination of compressed air, large diameter upspouts, solenoid actuated tube caps and multicolored lights. The water is pressed out of the tubes by compressed air - it makes hissing noised and suddenly the caps on the tubes open - a VERY large diameter column of water is ejected and the results are spectacular. There are about 30 or so of the tubes and they are controlled in a set of patterns that mesmerize. The caps can even be actuated without the water coming out and they sound like bongos...really a cool fountain.

Today was the first day of our exhibition and the day was long. I got sidetracked by the fountian during lunch break. The weather has been rainy, cold and windy today. In the evening after the exhibition, my colleagues and I joined in the hotel bar area for a simple meal. The hotel is a good one and the evening was quietly passed. In the bed early after a long hot bath...ZZZzzzzzzz....
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Before I read the story, I thought to myself "Hey, why is Ugglan standing there in that funny hat"? Then I read that it is Johann. He must be Ugglan's little brother in a funny hat.
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
no WAY! hahaha that doesn't look like ugglan, rob!

just as i do not look like all other swedish babes like ... eh ... britt ekland

HA HA
RobW_ PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by RobW_ (member) 11 years ago
Just kidding, Sandra (definitely not Britt - could she knit)?
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
(probably!)
friuduric 11 years ago
The guard looks so young!

Do they have the colored lights on during the day at the fountain, or only at night?

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
Loca.... 11 years ago
Just a quick stop to see what you're doing.
Nice, beautiful Rasta.
:))
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
The guard looks like Johann's brother !

...you see theres the problem - MOST soldiers are young ! We should be careful how we use them...

Appreciate the drive by hello... HELLO>>>
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
EveningStroll
17SEP07 - CollardGreens

EveningStroll

Congress by day...slow sunset stroll afterwards...that explains my day . Life at a trade show takes a lot out of you. Smiling, shaking hands, explaining products and services, etc etc. Having a chance to take a lone stroll is a pleasure in these circumstances.

This evening Stockholm smiled a gentle sunset grin in a special light that invited me out for a walk alone. Taking the route along the waterway and then into the old city center - of course camera (and long lens) in tow. I was rewarded with sights, sounds and finally a meal in the presence of my own company. Sometimes it is good to have a moment to yourself. Thank-you.
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
FamousSwedes
18SEP07 - CollardGreens

FamousSwedes

Today was a particularly good one for me. From time to time and place to place, one gets to meet up with famous people. Today I had the good fortune to meet two of our most famous Swedes (MDPD). I learned a great deal about Swedish culture, habits, qwerks, cuteness, calm and all things tastey in a tea room. Care to take a guess at the identy of these two ? A real and true pleasure. Thank you both for your time and attention to one very weary vagabond.

Later in the evening I had a much needed reunion with a good and long time Stockholm friend and his son. It was important for me to reconnect after so long a time. A subject brought up in the tea room earlier. We solved all the problems of the world. You should sleep well.

edit: Ugglan was particularly happy about the "crown" on his head...SSB nodded in approval.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Ah, you met the famous and charming SSB, and roomie Ugglan (who is not a soldier, but wears a crown). What a pleasure that must have been!
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
It was truly a good time and a very interesting conversation! Time flies in good company, n'est-ce pas?
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
I'm absolutely sure - you are both people I would love to converse with.
ugglan PRO 11 years ago
I've been dreaming about that crown all night. Thank you!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
And Ugglan strikes me as a quiet, but deep kind of guy - may be wrong, 'cause i haven't as much of him on Flickr.
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Yay, did you get their autographs???? :)

Great stuff here!
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
but ugglan's everywhere in MY stream, rob ... he has his own, but he likes to make cameos in mine, like all famous people

hehehe

where do you want me to sign, ToBe?

*checks him out from head to toe
Dragonhide 11 years ago
*stammering*

I.. uh... ah... Um.
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
your pick! my pen works everywhere! and it's mightier than the sword ... eh ... uh ... ah ... um ...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Time indeed passed as quickly as the kanelbule disappeared....and the conversation went through an amazingly wide range of topics...in the end we all agreed (a swedish tradition!). To you both - thanks again. Next I am in your area you can be sure I'll catch you again...remember, Paris is only a plane ride away - you might want to get away from the coming snow !

Tim - I got my autograph in a place that serves nice teas and cinnamon "buns to die for"...go on - the pen tickles !

Rob - appearences can be misleading...our friend has quite some opinions...you don't earn a crown by being quiet !
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
HomewardBound
19SEP07 - CollardGreens

HomewardBound

Arlanda airport - a madhouse today filled with all the participants at our congress trying to get home at the same time...yours truely included. Our ensemble was 8 strong and we were all on the same flight through Kobenhaven on to Paris. Flight was an hour late getting out of Stockholm (crew late) and our connection had only a 50 minute window. We all made the flight but guess what...our luggage will visit Denmark for the evening. Hopefully to be rejoined in the next morning...I have my doubts.

Nice to be home in my own bed with someone I like very much...
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
I always dream about Paris! My aunt is actually going there today on a business trip, but she'd only have a few hours free from work. Bummer.

*has visions about your luggage partying in Copenhagen
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I once had a suitcase go to Indiana instead of St. Louis with me. Since I live 2 hours from the airport, they mailed it to me.

I got a suitcase that belonged to someone ELSE, and guess what... dirty underwear. Ick ick ick!!

Here's hoping it doesn't happen to you, and.. welcome home!
ebilflindas 11 years ago
What a great jaunt you've had--and to be capped off with our sweet Swedes, no less! I'm so jealous of all of you MDPD'ists who get to meet...the only other diarist I've met has not posted in a long while...maybe I'm cursed!
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
The meeting of the Swedes! I'm imaginining it like some sort of Bergman festival. (You can tell I've never been to Sweden.)

The Swedish army still wears what looks like WW1 German officer's helmets?

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/7215...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
The bag came home without all of it's pieces and someone had been inside shuffling around. Nothing really missing as far as I can tell...probably the Copenhagen crowd it hung out with !

Oh yeah - I've received the wrong suitcase before...this time we all predicted it as the baggage system at Arlanda was having problems (announced) and our connection time in Copenhagen short. We were about 8 in the group and all 8 of us have the same result.

These last 2 months have been a bit of a travel blur indeed. It is nice to cap it off with a new set of friends. Cursed - probably not, the meetings I have had were at the last minute and subject to the flurried schedules of all. The offices of our R&D group are in Carlsbad...who knows what the future brings?

Don't confuse the Royal Guard with the army...one is there for the pomp and such - the other is mostly used coming to disaster aid of other countries...there are no natural disasters in Sweden...perhaps the occasional magnetic storm...

Thanks to all for stopping round - I'm at home for the next week or so and then off to a holiday in the SW of France...more to follow.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Ah, the perils of vagabondage! You get to pay for your pleasure at airports.

Welcome home - for a whole week? You'll be looking out your window, no doubt?
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
PorteClé
20SEP07 - CollardGreens

PorteClé

A late night buzz at the door and my bag arrives...pretty lame shot, sorry but I was tired and did not take the camera out until nearly too late...so here we have my keyring and it's special beaded flag...returned in good condition after a night in Copenhagen.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
ohhhh yet another MDP meet-up... how cool is that?
I think this "tiny" little family of ours has such a special bond, I'd love to be able to meet more of you!

Your shots are amazing as always, CG! And you probably hate it, but I envy your traveling!
LOL

sunshinecity
~ a picture, a story
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
My flag!! (and Jissy's). The Rainbow Nation (on view in Lens tomorrow, when the 'boks play Tonga in the Rugby World Cup). France vs Ireland tonight is a delicate one for the hosts - they must win.
friuduric 11 years ago
Travel used to be such fun. But hey, lucky you! Now you got yourself a whole suitcase full of dirty clothes. (Heh.)

Enjoy the short break at home.

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Rome is always on the target list for meetups...it will roll round eventually. The work is hard sometimes beyond belief but the chance to see (first hand) this planet we live on ..on someone else's budget ..is just my cup of tea.

Rob - said it before and say it again here - South Africa is on my A list of places to retire. * Salutes and does a little dance...

Normally this is where I would come back with a photo of a whole pile of dirty clothes but alas my lovely wife has been her efficient self...next time ! Will be posting pics from the break.
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Birthday
21SEP07 - CollardGreens

BIRTHDAY !

Today is my birthday ! Yeah !

I don't post my own image very often as I am mostly behind the camera but I promised myself (and others) a birthday shot. It is Friday and you know what that means - right boys and girls ? Yes ! - Friday Night Champagne ! I offer you a glass and an invite to a view From My Window. Enjoy !!

Tonight my wife bought tickets to a spectacle (theater/danse) and I can assure you it takes at least 2toTango... and the right shoes!


Whoot !
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Whoot! Yay!

Many happy returns CG, and how nice to be able to celebrate at home, with your loved one and a Friday night glass (or more - why not?) of champagne in front of our famous window.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
And those shoes!
friuduric 11 years ago
Happy Birthday!

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
Hah! I was about to ask you during the "fika" when your birthday was, I kinda figured it was in the near future ... you looked so cheeky when you revealed your plan!

Grattis! Happy birthday!
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Hey! My flag too! I always say I'm half French, half Italian and half South African (and good at maths ;-)

Did some catch-up on your stream and others. Great pics as usual, Ted. Sounds like you had a good time in Sweden, good for you!

Sunshine, don't despair, only mountains never meet...
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
Great shot Ted! Happy Birthday! I'm celebrating my niece's birthday, so I'm having Champagne too...

(Previous message was on "editing mode" for quite a few hours: 7 postings in-between).

I agree with Rob: Great shoes!
ragged division [deleted] 11 years ago
Happy Birthday Ted !!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thanks all !! It was a real experience seeing the tango group...I'll be celebrating all weekend !
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
ParadeJoy
22SEP07 - CollardGreens

ParadeJoy

Having deceided to celebrate all weekend, we took a stroll through the park in front of the eiffel tower. On the return we heard in the streets a happy percussion sound...Brazil in the streets...but what was the occasion? Not sure really - but does it matter ? Here we have one happy lady in the percussion parade !!

Good stuff this weekend...
Loca.... 11 years ago
The lady is beautiful.
:))
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
What a joyful picture!

The occasion? Your birthday, surely!
~magpie~ PRO 11 years ago
So many stunning shots, as always... good to catch up here. Lots of traveling and visiting of other MDPDers!

Can't choose my favorites, so will just comment on the last one- SO crisp and vibrant.... love it!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Oh my word.. the 22nd, so colorful, vibrant and utterly beautiful!

As for previous page, I'll find out tomorrow with broadband. your latest page is still friendly to dialup modems.. :)
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
She had her mojo...really jammin - for me it is her smile that does it !

Hey Rob - right you are - Birthday weekend !

Understand the travelling bit...hard to keep up sometimes...glad to see you - all is well ?

Glad to be friendly ! The whole street band was bright and colorful - they had the whole block pumpin !
friuduric 11 years ago
I like how your shot caught the cowry shell mesh in motion. And what a happy face. Really nice. And what a nice way to continue your weekend celebration, eh?

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Happy Birthday!! You have a nice gentle aura about you, no wonder you are able to blend in no matter where on the world you go. :)
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Thanks - that parade was a fun find ! Weekend continued interesting...

Thank you sir ! What a kind thing to say...
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
ForTheInnocent
23SEP07 - CollardGreens

4TheInnocent

In 1995, Paris was the focus of several explosions in the Metro system. One explosive device, packed with nails and sharp debris, when off in the St Michel RER station and the results were as you would expect. This sculpture was commissioned and then placed in a small side garden at Les Invalides...it commerates the dead and wounded of these incidents.

I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Of the 5 of us I am the oldest. My youngest brother came to visit us in Paris today. I had not seen him for the last 10 years at least. Reasons too complicated and private for this thread. I am happy he is here...we were not separated for that long by design but by circumstance. We 4 (his wife came too) strolled the gardens and sites close to my apartment and talked long into the night. Their first time to Paris.
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
NearStMichel
24SEP07 - CollardGreens

NearStMichel

Today was spent walking along the river, continuing the talking that started yesterday. My brother and I have a lot to catch up on . Our wives listen closely to the tales of our growing up and coming of age. Some of it is a blur for us both - so much happened while we were young...talking helps to sharpen some of the blurs. I think I like the blurs better.
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
mmm

it's good to reconnect
~ Phil Moore 11 years ago
A very belated Joyeux Anniversaire Ted! Sorry for being rather behind - things have been crazy busy since I got back. Some lovely photos to catch-up on though, bien joué. Enjoy the fraternal reconnection.
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Nice pictures to accompany the family catch-up.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Blurs or not, I like your photos. And your words, though with a touch of bitter, are very significant.

It's good you two finally met up again, regardless of the past, n'est pas?
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Reconnecting with siblings- wonderful, and very important. I am the youngest of 6- so your words holds some significance to me.. Glad you got to see your brother.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Thanks all - I appreciate the good words...

To be clear - my brother and I have enjoyed a good relationship over the years...he lives deep in the mountains of Utah and I live in Paris so the time apart was due to distances and not attitudes...we don't talk often but when we do it is of good things and life in general. The blurs I speak about are of a different origin - and are probably better in their previous out of focus state...

I'm glad you all stop around so often -
sunshinecity 11 years ago
Hugs n kisses!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Yowsa !
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
GoodTimesGoneBy
25SEP07 - CollardGreens

GoodTimesGoneBy

The four (my brother and our wives) ventured into the french countryside to a little but well know artist village - Giverny. We wandered about, had lunch, looked into the galleries and talked about times gone by...this session the good times were in focus.

We effortlessly created a good time to discuss the next we are in close proximity...good stuff
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
PhotosFromMom
26SEP07 - CollardGreens

PhotosFromMom

I was presented with a very nice gift from my mom. She has taken the last year to scan all the old photographs of our life...starting from 1950 and up to the present day. I had no idea she even knew how to work a scanner but here is proof. I have not had the chance to look them through yet - but it was an effort for her and a pleasure from all of us children who received a set. You can be sure I will treasure this...AND make backup copies !!

Thanks Mom...
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Wow! That's a lot of CD's and a lot of scanning!
sunshinecity 11 years ago
aww what a beautiful gift and thought!
And look at the pretty colours! Way to go Mrs. Collard Green's Mom Heheh

Your shot from the 25th is breathtaking btw... and is also my new desktop wallpaper!!
= )
dda1605 11 years ago
Chapeau pour la photo du 25........
friuduric 11 years ago
That's great of your mom to do for all of the kids!

Hmmm, I should get one of my sisters local to my parents to do this for us.

--Imperatrix
Adventures on Sabbatical
ParaScubaSailor 11 years ago
The scanning is a wonderful idea indeed.

Great pic of that bicycle, Ted!

As usual, you regale us with entertaining snippets, I, for one, am glad for the sharing.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Rob - there is a whole other box full as well - really a big job !

Yep - I didn't even know she had a scanner... Thanks for the compliment on the bike - I made it to the bigtime !! Reminds me of Butch and Sundance ...

Hey there Didier...merci bien...

The process evidently was not so hard I am told but tedious...

Hey Daniel - you back in FR ? I can only imagine how La Corse changed your point of view...good stuff.

Hello Marc - thanks, yep we do have some delays and indeed my brother and I were too long out of face to face time. I waited for the lady at the fountain hoping that no one else would interfere..success.


All - thanks so much for the attention - I appreciate it. I have been having internet hiccups at home and have to post this from the office - not what I would like to do. I hope for a speedy return to the connection so I can do this over coffee in the mornings.
jelliajamb 11 years ago
Hi CG, I've been a poor dropper-inner, but wanted to say 9/22 is so excellent, but 9/24 says something to my gut making it my fave so far on this page. And I see the tree's face in its trunk on the 25th...
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Hi there back...that you drop in from time to time is a delight - thanks. My brother left for the mountains and his fortress of solitude...we had a good time together. Thanks for pointing out the tree's face...did not see it myself - forgot to look really. Come back anytime.
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Foundit
27SEP07 - CollardGreens

Foundit

My wife found this small bedroom lamp abandoned and in some disrepair. She scooped it up and brought it upstairs to see if I might be able to work some magic to make it operational again. Of course most things can be fixed and indeed this one can too. It will make a beautiful addition to our rather eclectic bedroom furnishings.

This is the last evening my brother and his wife will spend in town (this time). We had a nice dinner of Lebanese cuisine and further talked the night away. Tonight was about the present and the future - having left the past behind. What was somewhat abandoned is indeed repairable - we promised to make the time between our next face to face a shorter affair. Good Stuff...
Sexy Swedish Babe PRO 11 years ago
What a wonderful rainbow gift from your mom! Wow!

And ... I need a nice bedroom lamp, but I have no idea what to get! yours look beautiful. now i feel a bit inspired!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Yeah - I just started looking through the ones from 1950...funny - the cars were rounder then ! The lamp was a good find - and just the right size !
ParaScubaSailor Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ParaScubaSailor (member) 11 years ago
Ted, I like your attitude that most things can be fixed. The key to that is to keep things simple...
Oh, yes, got back to the continent on Friday late, just in time for my niece's birthday (diary entry in preparation). I'm now home, trying to fix my office machine [grumble-grumble] and get the new RAID 5 array to be recognised by Ubuntu. Now, how do I make this simple...
sunshinecity Posted 11 years ago. Edited by sunshinecity (member) 11 years ago
very cute lamp.... dunno why but makes me think of Miss Holly Golightly... she was a fine young lady!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Daniel - fixing things is easy...keeping them fixed is hard. I would REALLY like to know more about your raid setup - will take that one off line.

The rain in spain falls mainly on the plains...I think you are right !
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
FrozenNTime
28SEP07 - CollardGreens

FrozenNTime

Capturing photos is but recording a single instant in a dynamic stream...we freeze time as it were with our press of the shutter. At that precise instant when the shutter fires, a flood of photons enter the camera and deposit themselves onto the sensor/film. Mixed and presented on paper or screen they emote what has occured in the now past...They are a calibration point for our memory...and a reference back to the moment. I'll keep the last week FrozenNTime so I can find my way...
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Another great photo and more profound thoughts from our friend CollardGreens.
sunshinecity 11 years ago
pretty
Dragonhide 11 years ago
Love reading your pearls of wisdom about things being fixable, and your thoughts on your brother & family... Also significant to me personally as my brother and I have our struggles- which largely is influenced by external factors.

Keeping it simple is very good advice.

That is such a wonderful WONDERFUL gift from your Mom!! Wow.

That lamp, I'm tempted to start braiding the fringes...

Profound way of looking at the camera and what it does for us.. well said.
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
Thanks for the kind words...go ahead Tim, braid em up !
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
MidWayBiarritz
29Sep07 - CollardGreens

MidWayBiarritz

We started a one week holiday today by driving down to Biarritz, FR. We have access to an apartment there and have taken the opportunity to go and relax. We have some friends coming from Florida to meet us in San Sebastien. On the way - this shows up on the skyline and I snap a few. Not a thrilling photo but a restful one for me. I have been chasing my tail for the last 6 weeks and this is some well needed down time. Hoo haa !
CollardGreens PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by CollardGreens (member) 11 years ago
HappyTimes
30SEP07 - CollardGreens

HappyTimes

We are in Biarritz (and St-Jean-de-Luz) for a week long reunion with a couple of good friends from Florida. We arrive here a couple of days in advance to set things up and to have a little "pre-fun" of our own. Today in St-Jean-de-Luz (by way of cabriolet) to stroll the streets...we run across a time honored tradition of street drumming and pipe bands..they play a bit in front of a restaurant, then drink a little glass of something before moving on to the next. Great big fun and big boys and girls having the fun of children in a marching band !! Whoot !! Like Daniel says..life is sooooo good !
BellaGaia PRO Posted 11 years ago. Edited by BellaGaia (member) 11 years ago
That is an awesome gift from your mom -- What a pretty girl on the 22nd -- lively enchanting image -- Love the flowers on the 28th -- really illustrates that color is not the only thing that makes them beautiful.... in your own words, lots of good stuff here!!
Dragonhide 11 years ago
I would definitely enjoy the drumming... very low end frequency, and enjoyable by me :) I love the picture!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
Bella - always nice to have you stop around ! You are right - roses are more than just about color - their form is intricate and interesting...

You can feel them from a km away !
ItinerArts Posted 11 years ago. Edited by ItinerArts (member) 11 years ago
You have a great mix of monochrome and vivid color in these last shots! I especially like the bicycle and parade-lady.

www.flickr.com/groups/2007/discuss/72157594528937014/7215...
sunshinecity 11 years ago
I love those little drummer "boys"! What a wonderful lively shot!!
RobW_ PRO 11 years ago
Yeah, another full-of-life-and-music parade shot, so soon after your last. So much happiness and joie-de-vivre!
CollardGreens PRO 11 years ago
A compliment on color coming from the king of color shots...thanks ! I like to mix it up a bit and am trying to get an "eelend" feel to the B&Ws...with color, I like to have natural sunlight - and we have been getting precious little of that this year..thanks for stopping by.

The longer they played, the more animated they became!

Only one way to do it Rob...the French like parades and take to the streets if happy (parades) or if upset (strikes). Either way - there is passion for life and we like that !
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