12 October 2010

12 of 12 for October 2010

Well, hello all of you 12 of 12'ers and to anyone else that wants to come along for the ride that is this month's 12 of 12 photo log. I have to say I wasn't very inspired this month so I'm not totally thrilled with all of this months pictures. Now, I'm not saying that to garner opposing remarks/comments telling me I'm wrong and that all of my photos are fantastic. Firstly, I would know you were lying and secondly, I really do know which ones I think are good and which ones are not so good. Before i forget I must credit the men who started all of this and you can find out more about him here. So anyway, here are this month's cash of visual treasures for you to peruse and maybe just maybe one or two will make you say 'Hmmm..that's kinds of a nice one". Enjoy...


Spring is in full bloom around here and summer not far behind and come to think of it Christmas is almost here too. Anyway, there are all sorts of things blooming around here and this is one of many along with others as you will see below.


Ok, as per usual here is this months guess what I am. And as for last months the flowing like texture comes fro the folds of a statue's robes. Also, the etching in the glass work in the other photo are soldiers that change into poppies as the mural goes on...


There is just something lovely about the ocean...


A few brave souls using the ocean pool near our house. It's a great way to swim in the ocean with no sharks. Although, there have been a few times after high tide and the pool has to be de-sharked amongst other things but that doe not happen very often.


A windy day and a blowing flag what can I say...


I just like this picture not much else to say, I just like it...


A lonely maiden tending our garden.


I can't help myself I know I've taken pictures of the hibiscus before but they are just so beautiful and so full of colour. so live with it I am... :-)


This is blooming out of a tree in our yard but since it was planted by the previous owners I have no idea what it is but oddly enough I think it's an olive tree???


Just part of our pool and what I was really looking at was the reflection but I didn't really do it justice.


We just planted these in a small bed near the pool steps. the will bloom like this all summer.


And last but not least our little garden bee who watches over everything

That's all for this month, I plan on making sure I do the next two months12 of 12 as they will be the last official months. I will come up with something of my own after that to keep the picture taking on a roll in a matter of speaking. Get it on a roll, roll of film. Okay I know it's digital and there isn't any film but ya gotta work with me here peoples... Never mind...I'm out...

10 comments:

Cubby said...

That ocean pool is wild. I had never seen or imagined anything like that anywhere. Does it get a lot of use in the summer?

My guess for the mystery pic: those are window openings down at your local jailhouse.

seifenmacherin said...

Hi, Toni!
I also like the foto you like. Reminds me of holiday. Oh I´m of having holidays!
Your garden bee - so sweet ;-)

Hugz!

TJ said...

Cubby - Yes the pools get used a lot. In fact each beach has it's own pool and some are used more than other like the one at Bondi beach. I had never seen pools like them until i moved here and I think they are a brilliant idea...

Snuva said...

Thanks - I enjoyed seeing your day! I love the seat with the beach overlook. I want to sit there and feel the wind. You can never have too many hibiscus photos. :-)

mymusicallungs said...

Hi TJ
The beach pool grabbed me immediately as I used to swim in one in England as a child-I remember how strange it was that the swimming pool had sea water in it!
I also love all your flower shots-some of them are like Californian flowers but I don't know the names!
I know what you mean about finding it hard to take the photos, I struggled a bit yesterday too!
See you in November!
Susannah

TICKLEBEAR said...

i think your mystery pic is a military fort of some kind. those openings are called "meurtrieres" in french, as soldiers would peer through those and slip their rifles to shoot at the ennemy.
next, you're gonna tell me it's your local ice cream shop?!?...
:D~

lovely set of pictures. i especially like the reflection in the pool, and the frayed flag, and your garden bee!!!
:)~
HUGZ

Cati Basmati said...

I love your flower pictures! Maybe because fall has arrived here and flowers are vanishing from sight. So thanks for sharing yours.
And yes: I am jealous of you living near the ocean ;-)

Sunny Archibald said...

I can't fault any of your pictures. I can and will wholeheartedly agree that the picture with the umbrella is nice...very nice. Serene, nicely composed....lovely. I tend to like all flower pictures, too. Do the pink ones in the first picture smell nice? They look as if they would.

Jill said...

Hi TJ,
I just watched a TV program about tea and in it they talked about hibiscus - I forgot how beautiful the flowers are. Thanks for sharing.

Dogeared said...

The outdoor swimming pool looks great, though eeep on the sharks swimming there too by accident! And keep photographing - they're good!

Sorry for the late comment – I also posted my 12 of 12 late, doh!
http://dogearedphotos.blogspot.com/2010/10/12-of-12-v50-october.html

Helen (Dogeared)