Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in pictures 2

 

January 2012-Old Man's Beard taken with my new camera.

January 2012-Old Man’s Beard taken with my new camera.

 

February 2012-Snow on my lovely curly plant in the garden!

February 2012-Snow on my lovely curly plant in the garden

 

March 2012-My eldest grandson looking intensely at pegs! (He is...you just can't see them!)

March 2012-My eldest grandson looking intensely at pegs! (He is…you just can’t see them!)

 

April 2012-Wahiba Desert in Oman-those sand dunes are hard to climb!

April 2012-Wahiba Desert in Oman-those sand dunes are hard to climb!

 

May 2012_It was a good year for dandelions-are they too beautiful to be weeds?

May 2012_It was a good year for dandelions-are they too beautiful to be weeds?

 

June 2012-Dragon fly caught on iphone camera!

June 2012-Dragon fly caught on iphone camera!

 

 

July 2012-By the canal I found this iris!

July 2012-By the canal I found this iris!

August gets several photos…

Merhaba! (That means 'hello' in Turkish).

Merhaba! (That means ‘hello’ in Turkish).

Pomegranite flower on its journey to becoming a fruit

Pomegranite flower on its journey to becoming a fruit

 

Pomegranate at a different stage on its way to becoming a fruit!

Pomegranate at a different stage on its way to becoming a fruit!

 

Hibiscus brightus reddicus!

Hibiscus brightus reddicus!

 

Hibiscus brightus white-icus!

Hibiscus brightus white-icus!

 

Cunning disguise put on in order to cut down neighbouring trees at the villa in Turkey!

Cunning disguise put on in order to cut down neighbouring trees at the villa in Turkey!

 

September 2012-"Well bend me over and slap my bum!" said Candice Conker in her particularly prickly pants!

September 2012-“Well bend me over and slap my bum!” said Candice Conker in her particularly prickly pants!

 

October 2012-Charlie Chard lookin' fine!

October 2012-Charlie Chard lookin’ fine!

 

 

November 2012-A beautiful crisp, clear day upon which I decided to lie on the ground and take upward photos of my orchid!

November 2012-A beautiful crisp, clear day upon which I decided to lie on the ground and take upward photos of my orchid!

 

 

December 2012-Beech leaves with very cold edges!

December 2012-Beech leaves with very cold edges!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 in Pictures

What a hard task this has been!

January 2012-With new camera in hand, I began experimenting with close up photos!

January 2012-With new camera in hand, I began experimenting with close up photos!

February 2012-The last flowers my dad sent to my mum before he died

February 2012-The last flowers my dad sent to my mum before he died

March 2012-Preparations for my mum's art exhibition

March 2012-Preparations for my mum’s art exhibition

 

April 2012-Ceiling of Mosque in Muscat

April 2012-Ceiling of Mosque in Muscat

 

May 2012-Beautiful flower that I chose as my blog picture

May 2012-Beautiful flower that I chose as my blog picture

 

June 2012-Wow...Cinnabar Moth

June 2012-Wow…Cinnabar Moth

 

July 2012-So pretty I couldn't resist leaning over someone's garden wall to take this photo

July 2012-So pretty I couldn’t resist leaning over someone’s garden wall to take this photo

 

August 2012-A well needed rest in my villa in Turkey...it's available for rent!

August 2012-A well needed rest in my villa in Turkey…it’s available for rent!

 

September 2012- A new discovery for me...Inkweed fruit

September 2012- A new discovery for me…Inkweed fruit

 

October 2012-The captivating Chinese Lantern plant

October 2012-The captivating Chinese Lantern plant

 

November 2012-I took hundreds of photos of this most gorgeous Mandarin duck

November 2012-I took hundreds of photos of this most gorgeous Mandarin duck

 

December 2012-The heaviest frost I have ever seen

December 2012-The heaviest frost I have ever seen