A SHUTTERBUG EXPLORES ~ 37


Nature does not hurry and yet everything is accomplished.'
~ Lao Tzu




TUESDAY ~ 
~ 'Home Sweet Home.' ~

I enjoy traveling and visiting different parts of the world like I did a few weeks ago but it is ever so lovely to come home,
especially to my little 'fur person.'


Sharing with Our World Tuesday link






Wednesday ~ 
X for eXtraordinary to me to see people drinking outside the pub in London, England. In the States one would never see this unless the pub had outdoor seating.

Sharing with ABC Wednesday link






Thursday ~ 
A courtyard in the private club we stayed at in London, England

London has wonderful fences and many are wrought iron ~ Wonderful visit but one surely needs at least a month to really tour the place properly.

Sharing with Good Fences link




Friday ~ 
A haiku for you and sharing with:

Rebecca's Haiku My Heart link




Friday
An Asian type sketch modeled after an art form called
'etegami' ~ a very casual and fluid form of art.

Sharing with Paint Party Friday link




Saturday

Not your 'average' critters ~ seen at The Tower in London, England ~ they are made from a very fine wire and are rather life like and fascinated me.

Sharing with Saturday Critters and Camera Critters





Sunday on Saturday ~ 
A walk in the park along the harbor. So good to be home near
the ocean, smelling and feeling the salt air.

Sharing with Shadow Shot Sunday2 link



Sunday ~ 

An Asian type sketch from my artist journal.

Sharing with Sunday Sketches link




We are wishing you happiness each day, xox


Your posted comments are a delight to us ~ thanks!




Comments

  1. Hello again Carol & welcome back! London was an amazing trip for you! Those lions are amazing sculptures!
    Your Asian inspired drawings are very special!
    Hav a lovely week, both of you!

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  2. It looks like a very interesting trip but your seaside photos from close to home are the best to me! Also the little dog is really great!!

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  3. Beautiful post as always Carol. I'm glad you had a good trip. We too noticed back when we visited London that liquor regulations there are a bit more relaxed.

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  4. Judging from you've shown us, you had a WONDERFUL trip "across the pond"...and I agree, there is no place like home especially when sharing that home with a fur person!...:)JP

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  5. Some nice shots from the city of my birth - it sounds like you had a great time. But I love your sea shots the most!

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  6. Oh I bet you and Zoe missed each other tremendously-but happy reunion! Not a fan of most big cities but I loved London!! Beautiful etegami and sketches along with the haiku. Welcome home!

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  7. It's always great to come home. I love the wire lions. Enjoy your week!

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  8. Wow! Those lion sculptures are amazing! At first I thought they were real and you had done a photo effect on them! Love your sketches my friend. Hugs Diane

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  9. Delightful photos, Carol!
    Wil, ABCW Team

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  10. It sounds like you had a wonderful trip to London! It is such a busy and vibrant city and so big too. It is always nice to get home again though. Have a good week and Happy Summer to you!

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  11. Great photos from England! I love the lions made with wires. Very impressive!
    The best part of travel is to come home for sure, especially when our fur babies are waiting :-)

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  12. Glad you are home safe. Looks like a wonderful trip. :)

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  13. I especially liked the Saturday Critters image.
    And yes, there's no place like home.

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  14. It is always great to get home espeically to a little wonderful doggie. I like travel photos, especially to London but you always put in such wonderful scenes of where you live also.

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  15. Lovely entry.... and indeed one does not see that here in The Netherlands to often ... although I don't judge it to be wrong nor right
    I do dislike people who drink alcohol to much though

    Have a nice abcwednes-day / – week
    ♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/abc-wednesday-18-x/

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  16. I love your way of saying about the little cute:" my little 'fur person"! As always a very lovely post with incredible aspects captured and special sketches... and indeed, you're right that is good to be back home from travels! Many thanks for sharing all of these with us! Greetings and a good week to you!

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  17. Lovely photographs and your little fur person is adorable. I think the reason why people stand out side of pubs and bars is because they are smoking cigarettes which isn't allowed on the premises.
    Best wishes,
    Di,
    ABCW team.

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  18. Hello, I am sure you enjoyed your trip to England. London is a great city to visit, I went in 1985. Your furbaby is so cute and glad to have you home too. I love the photos and sketches. Happy Wednesday, I hope you have a great day!

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  19. Wow - beauty is everywhere - LOVE your photos!

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  20. always so good to come back home after a vacation. looks like you visited many wonderful places. so enjoyed the cat art and those sketches. and what a nice haiku. i'm sure your fur baby is happy to see you. continue to enjoy your time at home. have a great night~

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  21. Beautiful pictures ! You can stand outside a pub in whole Europe, that's nothing special, as you are not allowed smoking inside.

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  22. Those wire creatures are so interesting. And yes, I bet your fur baby was thrilled upon your return.

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  23. Hello Carol, welcome back. I am sure your sweet furbaby missed you. I love the London photos, looks like a great trip! Happy Thursday, enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

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  24. Welcome home. Fun to see shots of your vacation. Your little Muse didn't seem too happy about being left behind. I bet she is thrilled that you are back tho.

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  25. how nice to travel, but i'd miss my furkids, too. :) i love your home view.

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  26. Glad you are back and I am sure pup is too! I enjoyed the tour.

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  27. I like your sketches. I must learn more about 'etegami.

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  28. It's always nice to come "home" isn't it.
    Very nice post. - Your sweet little dog just looks so cute.
    Loved those wire animals you shared for Critters.

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  29. Hello!:)Glad you enjoyed your Holiday in England,...so much to see and do, but as is usually the case, so little time!!
    Loved all your photos of your trip, and the beautiful views of the ocean and harbour where you live. There is nothing like home, and seeing the faces of your loved ones, wet noses
    and wagging tails too.:)

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  30. lovely etegami inspiration for PPF!

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  31. Great photos and art!

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  32. "tea for two" thats my favourite for this week, Carol

    much love...

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  33. I wondered where you were! And I loved having some peaks into your trip as well as your coming home, which is so wonderful, especially with little fur people to greet you... I can only imagine Zoe's glee at having you home!

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  34. love the view in the top photo but the people watching at the pub shot amuses me, gotta love seeing what people get up to :-)

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  35. I love those lions made of wire...amazing!! And that courtyard is beautiful.

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  36. Nothing can be better than our sweet home.
    Though an eye opening trip is always a delight.

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  37. Hello, I am back again.. I love the lion critters and your sweet furbaby! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  38. Welcome home. There is no place like it, especially by the sea. If you visit FL, come to Ybor City outside of Tampa. You will see this sight outside pubs with no tables. I bet Ms. A.M. Dog was delighted to see you.

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  39. Hi Carol! Wow it has been a long time since I have visited and seen your wonderful photos and art, and of course Artmuse Dog! He is such a cutie. What wonderful photos of London and the lions made from wire were just stunning. It looks like you had a fantastic time! Your paintings are so pretty, I like that style and have never heard of it. It looks really relaxing, the teapot is my favorite! So glad to say hi to you and hope all is well! Hugs, Rasz

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  40. Carol, an unusual pride. Tanks for sharing.

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  41. those critters sure are life like

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  42. Looks you had a wonderful trip and lovely art today. Still love the photos of your own harbor and coastline the best :)

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  43. Dearest Carol; Lions made from a very fine wire fascinated me as well♪ And I love to read your Haiku;I agree ’Unseen when too close'. Great Asian style sketches♡♡♡
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  44. I love both of your sketches this week, but my favorite has to be the blue tea pot. I need to read about that style of painting. The flow is wonderful. Have a happy week. genie

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  45. You know I like the sculptures....but of course, the 2nd photo from the top is always such a treat. AND.....you know why?

    Thanks so much for stopping by to visit at I'd Rather B Birdin' this week. It's always appreciated.

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  46. Adorable dog conquered me.
    Great lion statues.
    Fascinating photos!

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  47. friday, tea for two, my very favorite, so beautiful!!! i always enjoy seeing your pup!!!

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  48. I wondered why the lions were gray. I come to dip my mind in the cool water.

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  49. Those sculptures are amazing.

    Always great to see Art Muse Dog, too!
    ~

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  50. Lovely Asian type sketch for SS Carol!

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  51. I can't believe we have been so close and yet so far - looks like a fabulous trip Carol! I too am looking forward to seeing my Crazy Poodle when I get back next week!
    Have fun.
    Wren x

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  52. Your teapot sketch is lovely and your haiku is also wonderful! What an amazing place to visit, the wire animals are incredible...

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  53. Your Sunday sketch, simple but conveys so much. Very nice.

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  54. Love the PPF Tea for Two and the Sunday Asian sketch. Those wire lions are unbelievable. Who in the world created them?

    EAGHL
    http://trigra.blogspot.com

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  55. hope UK can still be extraordinary.

    ROG, ABCW

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  56. so happy to know you have enjoyed a soul filling adventure! welcome back to all that is familiar-there's no place like home!

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  57. Lovely photos and super precious tea pot! :)

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