This is week 9 of PPAC already and we are finding more and more public art the more we look for it. My co-host Cee Neuner and I have been thrilled at the response from this photo challenge. It gives us a chance to experience the heart of the world through Public Art.

Today I combine PPAC #9 with FOTD #13 with red flowers for Cee and Jude’s Life in Colour Challenge.

The Marquis of Linlithgow PC, KE, GCMG, GCVO, First Governor-General of Australia, 1901-02, Governor of Victoria, 1889-1895

The Marquis John Adrian Lewis Hope, the Earl of Hopetoun, arrived in Australia to serve as the governor of Victoria from 1889 to 1895. During these years he travelled widely, investigating social conditions and alleviating hardship where he could. He returned to England in 1895, with a reputation for being one of the most conscientious governors in Australia.

Monument Australia

Public art is encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks or outdoor public places.

FOTD #13

Featured Bloggers

Cee had a marvelous response from all of you on last week’s PPAC #8 After visiting each entry I thank you each of you for joining along in our challenge. Here are several posts that really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.

Architectural Art in Australia

This model Tudor Village was presented to the City of Melbourne by the citizens of Lambeth, England in appreciation for gifts of food dispatched from Victoria to England during the food shortages following World War II 1939-1945.

We just had a month of trees with Becky B. This would have made a great post for TreeSquares, but we ran out of days. I love all the miniature trees planted around the Tudor Village.

In the picture below you can see the Fairy Tree on the lower left side. From this perspective you can tell how tall the carvings went up the tree based on the height of the adult in the photo.

There are pathways all around the village, but a fence protects the village from anyone from walking around unguided.

There are many locations, not only in Melbourne, but everywhere I went, that honor the military and the efforts Australia made towards war efforts. Without a large national population, every death, every gift was a huge sacrifice and was honored in even the smallest towns.

I enjoyed this tribute from England to Australia’s war efforts.

Coming Up

Over a quick cup of coffee for Natalie’s Weekend Coffee Share, I will tell you that I didn’t mean to worry anyone but me last week.

I am walking again – slowly and like an old lady, sans walker after twisting my knee playing pickle ball last Wednesday. Sadly, my neighbor fell two days ago playing pickleball and spent two hours in ER putting his shoulder back in place. He is doing better, too.

The second childhood is much more dangerous than the first was! The left side of my face is still purple veering more to the lovely shade of putrid green from a fall three weeks ago when my head collided with a sidewalk. No pain – no gain.

I had an MRI yesterday – what a weird experience that was. This morning I will go back to see the orthopedic doctor to see what I actually did to myself. The pain at this point is mostly stiffness that feels like getting out of a car after traveling for nine hours. No pain meds needed.

Have a great weekend, my friends. Be CAREFUL!


102 responses to “PPAC #9: Miniature Tudor Village”

  1. PPAC: #10 – Potpourri – Cee's Photo Challenges Avatar

    […] had a marvelous response from all of you on last week’s PPAC #9. Marsha picked out the featured bloggers and says “thank you” to each of you for joining along […]

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  2. Julie Avatar

    The miniature village is so cute!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I think so, too, Julie. It is one of the highlights of Fitzroy Gardens – well worth a visit if you get to Melbourne.

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  3. Willow Deer | Lins Doodles Avatar

    […] Seen in the woods at Gibside. My entry for Marsha’s PPAC#9 challenge. […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for the link, Lin. 🙂

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  4. PPAC: #9 – nowathome Avatar

    […] Ingrao from Always Write blog and Cee Neuner are co-hosting a new challenge that has started today. They will bring […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for the link, Aletta. 🙂

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  5. Kirstin Avatar

    Oh my goodness. That village is so cute. I’d love to walk around it.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Me too, Kirstin. How are you doing?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      This is such a wonderful statue. One in a million! 🙂

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  6. mariawijk Avatar

    Lovely miniature village!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Maria! 🙂

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  7. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Good morning Marsha, Here is my entry for the week. Enjoyu.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2021/08/16/ppac-9-birds-on-display/

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  8. PPAC: #9 – Birds on Display – Cee's Photo Challenges Avatar

    […] Here is my entry for Marsha’s, Always Write blog, PPAC #9. […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Love it! 🙂

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  9. Inspiring Max Avatar

    Where in Melbourne is this amazing little village. Would love to visit when we are allowed to Melbourne again.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Max, It’s in Fitzroy Gardens just below the cafe. It’s near the Fairy Tree.

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      1. Inspiring Max Avatar

        Thanks I have never been to Fitzroy Gardens so will add to my bucket list. From Newcastle NSW.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You’re a lot closer than I am!

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  11. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    So sorry to hear of your trouble, Marsha. I wish you good healing.

    My post is about an installation from my Tuscany which I will see tomorrow again. This sign was there just temporarily last summer.

    https://manjameximexcessive6.wordpress.com/2021/08/15/ppac-the-beloved-space/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Manja. Stuff happens to everyone. My neighbor fell playing pickleball three days after I did and dislocated his shoulder. Now, I’m off to Tuscany. 🙂

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  12. PPAC: The beloved space – An Embarrassment of Riches Avatar

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Lovely post!

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  13. Scribble and Scran Avatar

    Looks great, and nice sunny day, thanks for coffee

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You’re welcome. It would have been a lovely latte in Australia that day. We drank a lot of rich scrumptious lattes while I was there. Good thing there were lots of places to walk! 🙂

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  14. […] at Always Write‘s Miniature Tudor Village: tours a delightful miniature […]

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  15. FOTD #14: Melbourne’s Treasury Gardens’ Paradise – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

    […] are part of a much larger area of Gardens including the Fitzroy Gardens with the Fairy Tree and the Miniature Tudor Village. The Gardens were laid out in 1867 by naturalist, Clement Hodgkinson, when vast amounts of property […]

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  16. paintdigi Avatar

    your blog is very beautiful … Bravo

    ALOZADE A.
    paintdigi.com

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you. 🙂

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      1. paintdigi Avatar

        welcome dear friend 🌹

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  17. Maria Avatar

    I think public art says a lot about a region. I really enjoy driving down Route 66, especially the western parts through AZ-CA. All the murals along the way are fascinating. Great post!

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  18. Photos by Jez Avatar

    Absolutely love miniature villages; great shots, Marsha 👏 A bit of comic fun from me this week 😂 https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2021/08/14/comic-art-ppac-9/ As an aside, I’m off for two weeks at the beginning of September for my wife’s birthday & this seems the ideal time to get together for the interview 😃

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That sounds wonderful, Jez. I’d love to set up a Zoom meeting so we can chat and share screens as we talk about your blog. That time works great for me. I’m off to check out some comic art. 🙂

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’ve sent you an email.

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          1. Photos by Jez Avatar

            Thanks, Marsha 😃 Just working my way through a three day backlog 😩

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            I hear you! 🙂

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  19. Comic Art — #PPAC #9 – Photos by Jez Avatar

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  20. Gallery: the Chewing Gum Man ~ Travel with me Avatar

    […] sharing a selection of photos of his work there for this week’s Photographing Public Art challenge. When looking at them please bear in mind the scale, as demonstrated in my photo above. […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for the link, Sarah. That was an amazing display. There is a gum wall in San Luis Obispo, and the object is to chew gum long enough to get it sticky then put it on top of the rest of the gum on the wall. We took our fourth graders there on their field trip to the mission. Silly, and gross, but not cute like what someone with some imagination and talent can do. I loved your post.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Sofia. This is an adorable post. Thanks for playing along. 🙂

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  22. […] Posted for Marsha’s Photographing Public Art Challenge […]

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  23. Gary A Wilson Avatar

    I’m holding out for a quick and full recovery followed by a bit more care about which extreme sporting events to try. We just don’t bounce as high as we used to. Sad, but true.

    Love the tiny towns. We visited one decades ago, where we were allowed to walk the tiny street /paths. You could easily kneel down to examine the workmanship of each building.

    Now I can’t recall where that was.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Aren’t you glad we take pictures now and that they are digital. The good news is that I’m repairable after all. He must have been having a bad patient day when he told me I was too old to fix. He hadn’t looked at the MRI. He seemed pleased in everything but the tear in the meniscus, but said its an easy fix if I do it now. So off I go in 10 days for orthoscopic surgery, another miracle of medicine. 🙂

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      1. Gary A Wilson Avatar

        Ah!
        Great news then 😃
        I’m so spoiled. I’ve grown to count on these miracles.
        2 of our 3 kids today are alive thanks to modern medicine.
        So I’m also very thankful for it and the doctors who dispense it.

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  24. Ju-Lyn Avatar

    Oh my goodness! Hope you are feeling better; falls and scrapes are dreadful. Hope all tests come out clean! I guess that’s one of the risks of an active life!

    I love miniature villages – I’ve only ever visited one in France. It was most enjoyable!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      How fun! Where in France did you go? Yes, full lives can be dangerous. I’ve avoided ever breaking a bone, but this is a tear in the meniscus that can be repaired.

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      1. Ju-Lyn Avatar

        We were staying in a little village called Villedieu-les-Poêles in Normandy. This was when the children were young and so we sought out amusement for them.

        Ah, am glad to hear that you are having your meniscus repaired. Hope your recuperation goes well.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thank you, Ju-Lyn. The date is a month from now. Fortunately, the knee is no longer sore like it was, so waiting isn’t that awful.

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          1. Ju-Lyn Avatar

            Ah, good that the acute pain has subsided. Hope the month allows you time & space to get ready!

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  25. […] post is my contribution to Photographing Public Art Challenge hosted by Marsha at AlwaysWrite and Cee at […]

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  26. the eternal traveller Avatar

    That was such a lovely day. And yes, I remember the pumpkin soup too.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Do you remember how hot and starved I was? I forgot to include the picture of the pumpkin soup. That was soooooooo delicious. I fell so in love with all the food in Australia. I would weight 200 pounds if I lived there. 🙂

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      1. the eternal traveller Avatar

        I remember you only ate Tim Tams for breakfast and that was why you were so hungry. lol

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          LOL. I’m sure that’s right. We didn’t cook much there, did we. I remember going to the bakery in the mall for breakfast treats. 🙂 I’m not sure I had a Tim Tam by that time in our trip, had I?

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          1. the eternal traveller Avatar

            Oh yes! You did, lots of them. I remember telling you they weren’t really breakfast food. 😀

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            I guess you did introduce them to me in Melbourne. Did we go to a store, or did you bring them on the plane? I don’t remember going to a store. But, yes, I do remember you telling me that. Do you remember the bakery in the mall next door. That was lovely. I don’t really see a big difference other than Tim Tams are crunchier, cheaper, and more accessible. 🙂 And all those yummy coffee drinks. Mmmmm. You know I never go for coffee here, and I drink my coffee black at home. I just totally pigged out during the whole trip. But it made the trip so memorable for me – Chocolate – Tim Tams, Pavlova, and Pumpkin. Mmmmmmm.

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          3. the eternal traveller Avatar

            Yes, there’s a big supermarket in the basement of the shopping centre next door to where we stayed and we went there for groceries. The bakery you’re thinking about was Zumbo, in the Emporium shopping centre. It’s not there any more, it closed a couple of years ago. Their cakes and pastries were exceptionally delicious.

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Funny, I had forgotten all about groceries. LOL We were so busy, it is hard to keep our itinerary straight. 🙂

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  27. 100 Country Trek Avatar

    Love these photos. LEST WE FORGET.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Isn’t that a great one? I was very impressed with the patriotism of the Australians.

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      1. 100 Country Trek Avatar

        Yes..and great monument.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          The man sounds like a good man.

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  28. Teresa Avatar

    Well you beat me to this and I guess I know where you are going for next week.haha So I decided to leave you to it and maybe I will post my photos of the Gardens later on.

    BY the way, thanks for the feature and here is mine for this week. https://boomercoupletraveljournal.wordpress.com/2021/08/14/art-in-barcelona/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Teresa, my pictures are from 2017. Feel free to share your pics any time. I am working my way through my flower pics from Australia this month. Thanks so much for the link. I’m off to check it out! 🙂

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      1. Teresa Avatar

        Thanks Marsha. Yeah I went there just before lockdown here in Melbourne..so that was a few weeks ago. Will be posting it sometime soon, have a good weekend!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You too, Teresa.

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  29. Art in Barcelona – Boomer Couple Travel Journal Avatar

    […] is also posted in connection to Cee’s and Marsha’s Photographing Public Art Challenge and Sculpture […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks again for the link, Teresa. 🙂

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  30. Susanne Avatar

    Oh, I absolutely love the Tudor village! I’m fascinated by anything Medieval, and I love miniature stuff. I was reminded me of the miniature railway village here in my town, I was there 12 years ago and definitely need to go back!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      A miniature railway village sounds like so much fun. When I was 15, I went somewhere in Portland and road a miniature train through something like that. It may have been private, but railroads, miniature villages a perfect match. 🙂 This one was lovely.

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  31. Thistles and Kiwis Avatar

    Oh I remember going to see that village on a trip to Melbourne a few years ago. Hopefully we can get across The Ditch again soon.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It’s worth the jump. 🙂

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  32. Toonsarah Avatar

    I’m glad you’re starting to feel and walk a bit better. The MRI will reveal all but it sounds as if you didn’t do any serious damage if you’re already starting to heal 🙂

    This little village is very sweet and reminds me of ones I visited in my childhood. In fact, the very first photo I took on my first camera was of such a village! You can see it here: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/my-photography-journey-more-than-fifty-years-of-images/

    But no, that’s not my entry for today – today I have chewing gum art for you! https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/gallery-the-chewing-gum-man/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It looks like your comments are off on this first link. What a marvelous history lesson. Your posts could easily be assembled into chapters of a beautiful book. This was lots of fun. I can see what your dad said about your eye. I like the little black and white picture of the girl in the water with the house on the hill. I loved your later pictures – guy asleep in his cart. LOL. Now I’m off to read your PPAC for today. 🙂

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  33. When Pigs Make Merry – pictures imperfect blog Avatar

    […] Photographing Public Art Challenge #9 […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      This has got to be the funniest post ever Elke! 🙂 Thanks for linking. 🙂

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  34. Natalie Avatar

    Marsha, I’d love to visit this miniature village. Great artistry to create each house and build the whole village. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos with #weekendcoffeeshare. I’m glad to hear you’re walking. I hope your orthopedic appointment goes well and the MRI results are good with nothing to worry about. Take it easy.

    Here’s my entry for PPAC#9: https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2021/08/13/walk-the-fleurs-de-villes-trail/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Natalie. I am repairable, which is almost as good as being fine. He said I should be able to ride bikes again and play pickle ball! Surgery is in about 2 weeks. 🙂 I love your post this week. It’s so pink – well at least the door. I love your coffee shares, glad we can link back and forth and share the wealth. Thanks for linking to PPAC.

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      1. Cee Neuner Avatar

        Marsha, we definitely need to talk. I’m not up to speed with you.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I can’t wait! I saw the doctor yesterday. I should have texted you, but I was worn out.

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          1. Cee Neuner Avatar

            I can totally understand exhaustion. Chat with you on Monday.

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  35. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    This tudor village is adorable. I would love to see this, Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It was well worth it. I probably would have taken hundreds more shots, but I was hot and very hungry by the time we got there. We hiked up the hill and had lunch – pumpkin soup. I should have included it. It was fabulous.

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      1. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

        It sounds very good.

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  36. […] It was a beautiful and fun walk! Shared for #PPAC#9. […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks again for the link. See you Sunday. 🙂

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  37. Cee Neuner Avatar

    These are all wonderfully delightful photos for your challenge 😀 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cee. I thought you might love them. I surprised myself when I saw the picture of the Fairie’s Tree in the background to put the whole thing in perspective. I can’t wait for our next conversation. 🙂

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      1. Cee Neuner Avatar

        I take it we are on for Monday. 😀 😀 I can’t wait either.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          We are on!

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