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Monday, December 16, 2013

Blue Macro Mandarin Orange Monday, December 16, 2013

This week my Monday post is linked with-

Blue Monday hosted by Smiling Sally

I Heart Macro hosted by Laura

Macro Monday 2 hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Monday Mellow Yellows hosted by Gemma Wiseman

Mandarin Orange Monday hosted by Lorik

This is a ceramic angel I made 34 years ago.   How time flies!  The background is part of a wool hat I knitted.

Heart ornaments made by some of my son's five kids-




Cyclamen

My Zebra Finches have Mandarin Orange bills, they make beeping noises and flit about constantly-





A crocheted heart I made from one I bought at a Swedish festival, and a Swedish Dala horse-

I am happy that the winter solstice will soon arrive this week and the days will start getting longer again.   Happy Holy-Days!   Hannah

or cameras are macro

39 comments:

  1. Hello Hannah,

    You're like me: I save special ornaments too! Memories are so important.

    Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks Sally, I like to save things my kids and grandkids made. Thanks for hosting! Lovely granddaughter graduate!

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  2. Lovely ornaments… my girls used to paint heart ornaments for my husbands mother's tree when they were little… she still has them! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-) ps LOVE your ceramic angel too!

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    1. Thanks, Laura, heart ornaments are favorites of mine, along with snowflakes. I used a sea shell to make the design that runs around the edges, and leather stamp tools for the rest.

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  3. The birds are so cute! My granny had red Dala horses that she had bought on a trip to Sweden.

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    1. My MIL was born in Sweden so they tended to give us Dala horses. In San Diego they used to have a Swedish festival with lots of things for sale, too. The birds belong to my daughter but her present apt. is too small for them.

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  4. Delicious photos of pretty colors! Pictures exquisite as those hearts!

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    1. Thanks, Leovi! I love the hearts my grandkids made.

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  5. I had zebra finches too! They laid eggs and one of them actually hatched! i gave the baby bird to a friend. Their names were...well at first I thought they were both males and I named them Harry and William after the princes (whom they resembled) but when they started laying eggs I changed their names to Zeb and Esther after the grandparents in The Waltons.

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    1. I can't remember my daughter's names, so I call them Flippy and Frosty. If I had a male I would probably be overrun with little finches. Cute names.

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  6. I too have special ornaments...like ones my son made when he was young... Great post and I love that orange heart!
    Thank you for sharing on MoM 72:)

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    1. Thanks, Lorik, my DIL is an artist and she has them do cute projects. Thanks for hosting, I enjoy all your artistic things you do with filters.

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  7. Beautiful creative expression with your art and photography ~ favorite is the Swedish Horse and angel and of course the wild life ~ Great post ~ carol, xxx

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    1. Thanks, Carol, I like to make things.

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  8. Such pretty finches, I love them!

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    1. Thanks, Jean, they are fun birds, so active, but not amenable to being handled like a parakeet.

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  9. Those are treasure that worth to keep.
    Thanks for dropping by :)

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    1. Thanks, Lina, I like to save handmade ornaments.

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  10. A great serie! Lovely to study all details!

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    1. Thanks, Hans, it's fun to find things to post.

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  11. What a beautiful collection of photos. I love handmade ornaments...you have so many to cherish.

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    1. Thanks, Susie, that's just the tip of the iceberg for ceramic ornaments that I made a long time ago.

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  12. Your ornaments are very pretty, especially the ones made by your grandchildren! Happy Blue Monday!

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    1. Thanks, Pat, They are actually pretty big, 4" across, so have a lot of presence on the Christmas tree.

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  13. Lovely kid's decoration, so sweet ! and the bird pictures are very cute !

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    1. Thanks, Gattina, the kids did a good job on them.

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  14. great to keep bringing out the old decorations that last

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    1. Yes, it's nice to have some that don't break.

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  15. seet memories those decorations later on - I have saved my kids decoration when they were young

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    1. Yes, I have kept some from my own kids too. I don't have any from my childhood though.

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  16. Very sweet all the hearts and pretty lille birds!
    In response to your reply on my post...
    I found a good article about phytates and their minimal effect on mineral absorption if eating a balanced diet:
    http://www.precisionnutrition.com/all-about-phytates-phytic-acid

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    1. Thanks, Jane, that is an interesting link.

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    1. Thanks, Ileana. They are beeping away.

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  18. Very lovely ornaments and the active birds are so cute :) the shedish dala horse is an eyecatcher!! goes so well with the red heart! Wonderful holiday to you too ♥ Conny
    Piaroms Art Journaling

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    1. Thanks, it is a small horse. I have big ones too, and other colors. I liked your art.

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  19. Such lovely memories. And I am also glad days will get longer starting next week.

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    1. Thanks, Riet. For you it must be dark most of the time. I was in Sweden in the summer once and it was only twilight from 11pm to 1 am, so I didn't sleep very well.

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  20. Hi there - my kids are still young, but the home made Christmas tree decorations are still the best!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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