Monthly Archives: August 2017

With a church on the hill

With a church on the hill

The Czech-Moravian Highlands (Ceskomoravska vrchovina), which extend over an area of seven districts, range from the south Bohemian fishponds to the outskirts of the Hana Region.

Everywhere here you can find stones, sweetbrier bushes and fields with potatoes and flax on gently rising and falling hills, which are not very high and which are covered with small low forests.

Due to the fact that this region is one of the best-preserved areas in the country, it is called the green heart of the Czech Republic. This region is a harsh and a beautiful one and is full of change and romance. The unique atmosphere of the scenery has for many years attracted a lot of artists, painters, sculptors, composers and writers.

The region, often known as "Vysocina" (Highlands), is an ideal area for relaxation and recreation.



Did a short car ride across Vysočina hills during a quiet sunny afternoon a few weeks ago – nice after-harvest August moods and illuminated scenery – as taken here at Cibotín village, and showing Havlíčkova Borová church.

Posted by Gregor Samsa on 2012-11-21 07:01:32

Tagged: , Czech , Česko , Cesko , Czech republic , Česká Republika , Vysočina , Vysocina , highlands , Czech-Moravian , Czech-Moravian Highlands , Ceskomoravska vrchovina , Ceskomoravska , vrchovina , Cibotin , Cibotín , Havlíčkova Borová , Havlíčkova , Borová , Havlickova Borova , Havlickova , Borova , church , hill , August , summer , sunset , light , illumination , shade , shades , rolling , landscape , fields



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Posted by Teshimide on 2017-07-31 20:10:22

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Fields Of Dreams

Fields Of Dreams

Its whats over the Horizon that dreams are made of.

Posted by Phil~Koch on 2011-08-17 22:45:53

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Origami Flower Garden. Camellia

Origami Flower Garden. Camellia

Camellia designed by Katrin Shumakov (c)2000

Diagrams are published in ORIBANA CHARM collection:
This paper flower is starring the oribana-compositions from this collection: "Spring Breath" and "Morning Freshness".

Camellias are the queens of the spring flowering shrubs and cultivated extensively in warm climates and in greenhouses for their showy white, red, or variegated blossoms and glossy, dark-green foliage. Camellia is any of the Camellia genus of about 80 species of East Asian evergreen shrubs and trees, belonging to the tea family (Theaceae).

The common camellia, botanically known as Camelia japonica, is the best famous species. It is commonly called japonica and originally from Japan, as you can imagine. The japonicas bloom in early spring and do not smell. Every branch carries spectacular flowers, a magical effect on the leathery, bright green leaves. There are thousands of Camellia japonica varieties. The flowers vary in size from 2 to 4 inches (4-10 cm) and even more. Flower colors range from white, through pale to rich pink and to red, besides some varieties have multiple colors on the one flower. Flower shapes have much variety from singles with one row of petals and noticeable yellow stamens, through semi-double with two rows of petals to ornate doubles.

The paper variety of Camellia japonica offers single and semi-double flowers with conspicuous stamens. You can fold this new variety and the paper Camellia will thrive in your origami garden. The paper Camellia will also add an oriental touch to your winter and early-spring Oribana-arrangements.

Posted by Oribana on 2014-04-18 02:03:00

Tagged: , Camellia , flower , bloom , Origami Flower Garden , Oribana , Art , Oribana Charm , Paper , Flowers , Vases , Origami , 折り紙 , Ikebana , 生け花 , 折り花 , ORIBANA=ORIgami+ikeBANA , Artists , Katrin and Yuri Shumakov , Camellia by Katrin Shumakov , Design , Arrangement , All from paper , , , Toronto , Ontario , Canada , Katrin Ray , Katrin Ray a.k.a Katrin Shumakov , Textures , 500×500 , Swedish paper

RIY: Hanging Garden handbags

RIY: Hanging Garden handbags

Don’t know what to do with your old handbags ? Make fun and colored plant holders with them with this "Recycle It Yourself" idea ! Hang the handles from hooks on a wall, on a fence or dangle them from tree branches and your garden will be unique !

++ More information at HGTV website !

Posted by irecyclart on 2014-10-04 18:42:05

Tagged: , DIY , garden , handbags , reused

The Fairmont Hotel Resort Wailea Maui Hawaii

The Fairmont Hotel Resort Wailea Maui Hawaii

The Fairmont Hotel Resort Wailea Maui Hawaii – September 17 2013

Posted by SLDdigital on 2013-09-18 21:21:11

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Timeless Beauty – Motonobu-no-niwa Garden 京都 退蔵院 狩野元信の庭

Timeless Beauty - Motonobu-no-niwa Garden 京都 退蔵院 狩野元信の庭

location : Myoshin ji Taizo-in temple,Kyoto city ,Kyoto Prefecture ,Japan

京都花園 妙心寺塔頭 退蔵院 元信の庭 作庭/室町時代

Taizō-in (退蔵院) is the oldest sub-temple (tatchū (塔頭)) of the Myōshin-ji Rinzai Zen Buddhist temple, situated in the northwest of Kyoto, Japan. It was founded by Zen priest Muinsoin in 1404. The original temple buildings were burned during the Ōnin War (1467-1477), and were later rebuilt.

The main garden, Motonobu-no-niwa, is a traditional Japanese dry landscape garden (karesansui枯山水), containing several angular rocks suggesting the cliffs of the island of Hōrai, with smaller stones suggesting a stream. The planting is mostly evergreen, including camellia, pine, and Japanese umbrella pine. It covers 50 tsubo (170 m²) and was designed to integrate a borrowing of scenery ("shakkei") of a view of Narabigaoka Hill in the distance. It is thought to be the final work of Muromachi painter Kanō Motonobu (狩野 元信), reproducing one of his paintings in three dimensions. – wikipedia

Kanō Motonobu (狩野 元信, August 28, 1476 – November 5, 1559) was a Japanese painter. He was a member of the Kanō school of painting. Through his political connections, patronage, organization, and influence he was able to make the Kano school into what it is today. The system was responsible for the training of a great majority of painters throughout the Edo period (1615–1868). -wikipedia

Dry landscape garden – Karesansui
The Japanese rock garden (枯山水 karesansui) or "dry landscape" garden, often called a zen garden, creates a miniature stylized landscape through carefully composed arrangements of rocks, water features, moss, pruned trees and bushes, and uses gravel or sand that is raked to represent ripples in water.[1] A zen garden is usually relatively small, surrounded by a wall, and is usually meant to be seen while seated from a single viewpoint outside the garden, such as the porch of the hojo, the residence of the chief monk of the temple or monastery. Classical zen gardens were created at temples of Zen Buddhism in Kyoto during the Muromachi period. They were intended to imitate the intimate essence of nature, not its actual appearance, and to serve as an aid to meditation about the true meaning of life. – wikipedia

Posted by maco-nonch★R on 2017-07-03 02:17:02

Tagged: , Myosin-ji , Taizo-in , 妙心寺 , traditional , old , garden , Garten , Japanischer , Japanese temple , Japanese Buddhism , motonobu-no-niwa , karesansui , 枯山水 , 京都 , Kioto , Kyoto , 退蔵院 , Myoshin-ji



Yet another shot in the "close-up" series. Shot handheld with 50mm lens + Raynox DCR-250 combination. I was able to take quite a few shots of this butterfly from different angles but this is my favourite perspective. I guess, the DoF could have been better but there was hardly any time to react and change settings.

Best viewed large.

My Flowers & Macro set.

Posted by AbhijeetVardhan on 2007-06-26 16:09:08

Tagged: , nikond70 , butterfly , macro , close-up , slurp , Raynox DCR-250 , naturesfinest , nature , SearchTheBest , SuperShot , ABigFave , DiamondClassPhotographer