Tuesday, 2 October 2012



Carmi's challenge this week is SHINY – follow this link to see all things Shiny from other Photographic Bloggers!


My favourite ‘shiny’ is this gorgeous dog, sitting on guard outside the Cathedral in Gran Canaria.   The Canary Islands are named after the Latin word for dog, and there are four beautiful dogs in the square.   I don’t know what they are sculpted from, but it is a glorious dark green, and very shiny, stone.


I think my next favourite is this lovely glass bowl.    It is very heavy, and I was hoping it was Mdina glass when I found it in an antique market.   Unfortunately there is no mark, but it is so thick and heavy, with greeny-bluey colours spun in the glass that I think it might be.


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Nice shiny pepper and tomatoes are just making me hungry!


These Rosehips are hanging from a big bush in our front garden.   The bush is covered with them and they look very pretty.   As do the young leaves in Spring, which are pink/red, and the flowers are traditional pale pink single roses.   Altogether a very useful bush!

I’ve added this photo of all four dogs in Gran Canaria so you can see the scale and how beautiful they are!   “My” dog is on the left.


Bob Scotney said...

I'd be tempted to put the dog in my suitcase. Gorgeous.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Very nice!

By the way, I couldn't get your link at Carmi's to work...You typed "photographs" instead of "photos".

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

lovely dog :)
tactile much?

Alexia said...

What a stunning selection of shiny photos. The dog is just beautiful!

Magaly Guerrero said...

You've managed to make me coo because I want to pet the puppy. Then I got lost in the beautiful swirly bowl. Then I got hungry... *sigh* Lovely, shiny and vivid ;-)

Karen S. said...

Oh my what stunning shiny today! The first dog is my most favorite of all...and if Bob doesn't pack it away...hmmm how could I have it delivered across the ocean?!!!

Lisa Shafer said...

Oooh! I want that bowl!

Carmi Levy said...

I'd love to personally thank the civic leaders who gave the green light to the dog sculpture. What a delightful addition to the urban landscape - definitely a place I'd love to visit.