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...raindrops on roses

MACRO, RUBIES AND mellow YELLOW
...raindrops on roses - a few of my favorite things.





These rose close-up macro photos were taken in our back yard about three weeks ago, during a rainy day after the rain shower. With the cooler temps the past week or so, they're not looking as good as they were such a short time ago.


MONDAY MORSELS and PICSTORY

Tuesday's challenge for Picstory is the letter "A"

I have two for the category..."A" for Autumn Colors, and "A" for Ads on the computer. As I've posted before, "Autumn" doesn't come to our area of the Coastal Bend until mid December usually. And here's proof. Tho most trees around our city are evergreen, some will change and drop the leaves for a couple of weeks; then begin anew by mid January and be back to 'full green leaves' by February of the following year. This is the pecan tree by our driveway---



Then, a blogging 'tip' on embedded advertisements on the 'net and Firefox's "A"dd-ons...

January already. LOL On Tuesday...only 363 days left in the year. [sorry...364 ---DJ reminded me it's a leap year] My goodness how time flies. Y'all know I took a few days off from blogging for the holidays. And, I'm ready to get back to doing my daily posts if at all possible. The last Thursday Themesong, when I posted a slideshow video that I made, I noticed now that Y0UTUBE is, of course, property of G00GLE these days. It seems now there are embedded advertisements on them that Firefox's add-on, ADBLOCK + doesn't eliminate...so, I did some searching online to see how I could get those disabled. Of course, you can always just click the "x" in the box provided, and view the videos...sure 'nough, but why force us to do this when you know there is a permanent 'fix' out there somewhere in cyberspace --- Which brings me to this section of my post; I found another add-on that works for embedded advertisements this time 'round.
If you have Firefox, then, this should work for you as it does for me. It's called ADVERTBan or ADBan 2.2.0. Go to Firefox that is on your browser window, click the arrow; find add-ons button, open the window or tab, search for ADBan 2.2.0 and install. Restart Firefox and you're set to view without embedded advertisements!!!




My post is connected to: Macro Monday, Mellow Yellow, Ruby Tuesday2 and Tina's Pictory [linked buttons found on top of my blog]

60 comments :

  1. Wishing you a Happy 2012, with much peace and joy.

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  2. I love your roses. Roses and raindrops two of my favourite things....

    Oh no, that sounds like a line from the Sound of Music. LOL!

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  3. Das wunderschöne Fotos!!

    Happy New Year, Glück und Gesundheit wünsche ich dir und deinen Lieben für das neue Jahr!!

    GLG Marianne ♥

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  4. Beautiful photos... Wishing you a year that brings good friends, good health, good luck, good things & safe travels!
    Happy New Year
    Donna

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  5. Annie, I love the photos of the roses. They are my favorite flower! I love your purple roses that border your blog! Happy New Year!

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  6. Happy New Year Anni et al!!
    We are looking forward to another fun filled year visiting with you.
    Hugs Madi and Mom

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  7. This is a Leap Year, Anni, so we've got an extra day in there. Cool rose pictures, I fell into the red red one... came out smelling like roses. :-)

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  8. Oh, your roses are simply gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Lovely Roses, the colors are all beautiul.

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  10. The roses are lovely! I only wish I could smell their sweet fragrance!

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  11. Anni, your roses are beautiful. Right now I can't imagine roses blooming. We finally have some snow. LOL

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  12. Beautiful roses! The red rose with all the raindrops is my favourite today!
    Happy New Year to you too!

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  13. Wonderful roses!
    Love the raindrops!
    Happy New Year!
    Lea

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  14. Amazing shot of the rain drops on the lovely blooms!

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  15. Your roses are gorgeous, Anni. I went to get the Add-On ADBan 2.2.0, but it says I'm not connected to the internet... which of course I am... Thanks for the hint.. and all the best in the new year!

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  16. I love roses and this ones are so beautiful!
    I can almost smell them over here... ;-))
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna

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  17. ohmygosh, these are gorgeous! the roses are exquisite. thanks for visiting my MYM post.

    happy new year!

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  18. beautiful macro shots of the Roses Annie! and thanks for your visit in my entry of Red Kidney Beans, I did serve it on rice with corn bread. oh it was heaven. =D

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  19. Beautiful color!! love that third rose - stunning!
    Have a great week!

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  20. Wau! Miten kauniita ruusuja, rakastan niitä! I love!
    Hyvää Uutta Vuotta Sinulle, postaillaan!

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  21. Raindrops... On anything... A fav of mine! Just beautiful...

    Ooooh, it's a Leap Year too. ,-)

    "I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God
    who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect
    has intended us to forgo their use."

    ~ Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)

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  22. Absolutely beautiful roses!!! Wow!!! Well done! Cathy

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  23. I love those roses. Doesn't the addition of raindrops make them just even more beautiful??
    Happy New Year!

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  24. Wow, I like the third rose the most! Hapy new year Anni!

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  25. Love the raindrops on the roses looks so beautiful !
    Wish you a Happy and healthy New Year too !

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  26. Oh, got my hopes up for a second, but I don't use Firefox. I use Safari and Google Chrome. I will talk to my nephew Scott, my computer guy, about Safari. Meanwhile, I'll bookmark this page. At the very least it will provide me with a view of raindrops on roses, and that's never a bad thing.
    What a fun year it was, Anni, in large part thanks to you. My husband and I have a great time thinking of songs with which to play Thursday Theme Song!
    Thanks for being there.
    And, as for a book about our travels, that's what got the whole thing started. At first, there was no blog, just a manuscript and a file of photos. Then a friend suggested using a blog to showcase The Unfittie's Travels, and I loved blogging, but hit writer's block with the manuscript. So the blog contains 18 chapters of the book and no more. Sigh. But I'm sure it will come back, just don't know when.
    Meanwhile, hopes and prayers for Erik to go to Rice University for his PhD. That would be wonderful.
    K

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  27. So beautiful, I love roses.

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  28. I have Chrome and Firefox I will surely put this add on on my firefox. What about chrome do they have this too? Thanks for the visit!

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  29. I almost passed up your thumbnail on Lisa's Macro Monday and glad I clicked on it. Really nice images. Well done.

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  30. Gorgeous roses, Anni! Fantastic photos!

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  31. Stunning roses Anni!
    Happy New Year!!!

    Thanks for your visit and always lovely comments. :)

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  32. thanks for your different A :) and i also like the Awesome roses on top

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  33. Stunning photo's of your roses. How lucky you still have them bloom this late.
    Happy New Year!

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  34. Happily (for you) you have a few more weeks of green bring so close to the Gulf. Alas, not up north in the land of the snowbirds...I am becoming of the opinion that Google is big business and intrusive, as I am starting to upload to YouTube, and see their power. Someday, my blogging platform may change when we can afford to pay for our web hosting and the Google ads will disappear as if by magic!

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  35. Raindrops on roses are definitely beautiful!
    Happy New Year

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  36. Gorgeous roses, I love them all!

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  37. Gorgeous roses. Have a fabulous week.

    Liz @ MLC
    Liz @ MCN

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  38. My, these are incredible macros! I think I like the pink one best.

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  39. Hi - you never can learn all there is to learn about the net and such like.

    Hope you had a good New Year.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

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  40. One of my favorite things is raindrops on roses and your are gorgeous Anni. I especially like the red one.

    Thanks for the tip on AdBan! I really dislike the ads on You Tube.

    Happy New Year!

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  41. Hi again!

    Happy New Year to you and yours!

    Look forward to *seeing* you again in 2012!

    Here’s mine

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  42. Please come on over to RUBY TUESDAY 2 and leave your link!

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  43. MMT....thanks for the heads up on the new Ruby Tuesday. You do us all proud by continuing a great meme. Good luck in it!!!

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  44. Such a beautiful welcome; raindrops on roses, one of my favourite things.
    You've managed to catch them in the right moment. Fresh and sparkling with lights in the raindrops.
    I've said a prayer for your son Erik. Erik is a name for many of our family members. My grandfather and brother amongst others.
    I hope he'll reach his goals in due time.

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  45. Your roses are beautiful! I love seeing them with raindrops!

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Anni!

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  46. Love the third rose, the deep red :)

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  47. Love your roses!

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  48. Love the roses. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. Your flowers are just beautiful.

    Yep, I was shocked, to say the least, that just in a blink of an eye, Ruby Tues. is no more. Most of the time, we are given a notice but not so with this. Ok, now we have to hunt where to show our REDS...on Wed. there's REDNESDAY over at Sue Loves Cherries....but haven't found any other place to highlight reds.
    Oh, well....:)

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  50. Happy New Year to you and yours, dear Anni! Christmas has finally been put away and I now have more time to concentrate on my blogging. I'm looking forward to some quiet days ahead:-)

    Loving your new look on here, so beautiful. I need to get my New Year stuff off my blog now too! lol First, though, I wanted to visit all my blogging friends since it's been a while since I've had the chance to do so.

    Your rose shots are gorgeous. To me, there's nothing more beautiful than flowers with raindrops on them, just adds such a dimension to them.

    Thank you so much for the heads up about ADBan, I'm going to go add that right now:-)

    Looking forward to another year of your delightful friendship. xoxo

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  51. nice shot..nice yellow rose..(",)

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  52. Beautiful Pics ! Great Info !
    Happy New Year !

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  53. Beautiful roses, thanks so much for sharing.

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  54. For those of us up north in the winter, the emotion seems to be tinged with sadness and envy - no flowers in bloom until late April at the earliest. Warm Gulf breezes have got to be nice. The roses are beautiful!

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  55. Beautiful shots ~~

    My Mellow Yellow contribution!!

    Happy New Year!

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  56. Lovely roses..My favorite flower..

    Visiting for MYM! Here's my share- hope you can stop by:)

    http://www.loveablecassandra.com/2011/12/little-artist-in-the-making.html

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  57. The roses are fabulous!!

    Looking forward to getting my roses going again after our winter weather is over!

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  58. The dark red rose is a stunning beauty, Anni, especially with the raindrops on it.

    HESTER’S LETTER

    Hester’s letter, scarlet “A,”
    Gave the gossips much to say,
    But their rudeness she forbore,
    For she knew she was no whore.


    © 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Poinsettias!

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