Valentine Symmetry for WPC

“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.” ~ Oscar Wilde


“My favourite place in all the world is next to you.” ~ Anon


Wishing you all a beautiful, love-filled Valentine’s Day.


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‘Around the World in Colour’ for Ailsa’s Travel Theme

Ailsa has requested an injection of colour to brighten up the “low light” winter landscape of the northern hemisphere. Let’s go travelling around the world with a few of my brightest photos, to cheer your Monday.

We’ll start off with the gaudy colours of a country market in Peru, on our way back to Cusco after seeing the wonders of Machu Picchu.


Such colourful wagon wheel artwork found in in Sarchi, Costa Rica, is bound to lift anyone’s spirits.


This lovingly cared for garden at Lanhydrock House in Cornwall,  was a real work of art.


A boatload of flowers at Polperro, a Cornish fishing village, where the roads were so narrow that cars were banned from them, really brightened up our long walk from the car park to the harbour.


In Singapore’s Little India, the Veeramakaliamman Hindu temple was painted in a great variety of colours.


Our hotel in Hawaii, had an exquisite Koi pond, which really shimmered with beautiful colours.


Two identically coloured parrots in the Cairns Kuranda Bird Sanctuary, must surely have been twins.


Feathers don’t come much brighter than this cute little Rainbow Lorikeet.


At the end of a relaxing day at the beach in Punta Cana, a little colourful exercise is a very bright way to whittle the waistline. 😉


I hope you’ve enjoyed my vibrantly coloured and cheerful images. Have a great week.

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WPC ‘Inside’: From Kitchens to Bath Tub

This Week’s Photo Challenge, is ‘Inside’. Many of my pics have been taken inside, so I picked out just a few.

Here is the inside of an oven in the extensive Edwardian kitchens of Lanhydrock House in Cornwall. Just imagine having to do all your baking in this.


I was fascinated to see the inside of a very different kitchen on board our cruise ship on the Rhine. It’s really not that big, especially when you consider how many people they have to feed every day.

IMG_2865 Here’s the lock-up drinks store on board. I wonder who was entrusted with the key?


I took a peek into a restaurant in Rüdesheim, as I’d heard wonderful music, and was curious to see if it was a live band.


These fancy ladies were there to greet us on the staircase of a boutique in Costa Rica.


Last but not least are my two smallest grandchildren, having bubbly fun inside their bath tub.


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