Thursday, December 3, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot out - Favourite things

I would never have made it in The Sound of Music. I don't go for all those lovely soft fluffy things Maria sang about as her "favourite things". But I agree wholeheartedly with these lines of the song:

When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad

Thank you to town blogger team for this week's theme of "A few of my favourite things"..
I've given it a lot of thought but the same things always pop up - trees, the mountains, the creek, stones, rocks. So I've decided to concentrate on the things that enrich my life, the things I see every day. You will have seen some of them before because, after all, they are favourites:


My favourite tree


Trees growing in a swampy area beside the road.


After heavy rain there are little waterfalls.


and sometimes the creek spills over it's banks and creeps across the countryside.


I see rocks


and funny little old sheds


my old dog always lifts my spirits



and when I get home there are often fairies in my garden.

18 comments:

  1. Excellent!
    I'm not the only one with a favorite tree. (mine is visible from the left-hand side of the train from Clermont to Vichy, and I don't have a picture of it yet, even though I've admired it for 12 years now)

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  2. I of course love nature too, and find some many beautiful things in your photos!

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  3. I love your choices Pauline. I never cease to find the nature surrounding us absolutely wonderful. But I'd be very hard pressed to decide what my favourite things are.

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  4. You have hills...so you could sing about the favorite things while dancing in the meadow. I love lots of your favorites too.

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  5. how lovely - the last though is my fav. the fairies in your garden are always a pleasure to see. your landscape photos are astounding, the countryside beautiful.
    thanks for sharing your favorite things...

    word verf - FACTI is this latic for plural facts?

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  6. Your fairies are adorable. And with scenery like that no wonder's it's your faviourite thing!

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  7. What devine photos! I love the one of your dog, dogs do have a habit of keeping you happy and your fairies? How lucky you are!

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  8. My dog always brightens my day, too - I love the shots of the waterfall and your garden. What beautiful surroundings!

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  9. Your last photo is spectacular! Especially with the caption.

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  10. Beautiful shots of the various moods that water takes on, from fast and bubbly to still and smooth. But there is nothing more wonderful than a dear old dog.

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  11. Oh, you live in a lovely place! Coming home would be a joy, everyday!

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  12. the countryside where you live is so beautiful! and the last shot is so precious and pretty. great shoot out!!

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  13. Oh wonderful shootout!! I loved your pictures this week:) No wonder you have fairies in your garden!! Beautiful! Sarah

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  14. You should be proud of your home and family. Both are beautiful.

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  15. Nothing, simply nothing tops an old dog and faeries! Excellent choices.

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  16. You are among my favorite bloggers. Pretty high on the list, I'd say. I love your photos. All are so beautiful and I appreciate all the greenery in your area.

    I will be catching up on all your posts over the weekend. I just read your post about being at the doctor and the bucket list. That would make my imagination run wild too.

    Thanks for alerting me to the Mr. Linky thing.

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  17. I love all your nature shots!

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  18. "When I'm feeling sad
    I simply remember my favorite things
    And then I don't feel so bad"- I will apply this line every time I feel sad. Thanks for sharing it Pauline.

    Nothing all I can say but NZ is the peaceful place to live as I can see.

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