Saturday, February 7, 2009

Picture of the Month ~ January ~

MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES -- "Act while conditions are favorable. The grass that is going to be used as hay needs to be dried after it is cut: rain is likely to spoil it. The farmer, therefore, sought to cut hay on a day when it seemed likely that the sun would be around for that day and one or two more. John Heywood listed the advice as proverbial in 1546: 'When the sunne shyneth make hey.'" From "Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Wings Books, Originally New York: Facts on File Publications, 1985).

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Presenting My Picture for the Month of January

 

My photo for the month of January whilst it could easily have been of a hay paddock is instead depicting, action, speed and movement. January was a fast paced month and full of movement down here so the photo I have chosen is an action shot of the bikes passing me by whilst the Tour Down under transversed out local roads,

 

So much to do this January 2009.

It was was Fast Paced, Entertaining, Fabulous Fun!! and the beginning of a Heatwave.

I think I need to do a Summer album for January 2009 because I have been constantly snapping here.

I took this theme from Marcia's Friend Dani and to join the action please see Dani.

26 comments:

  1. perfect choice for January Milli!!!!

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  2. Hi there Keith and I think of you too...Want to join in?

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  3. Wise girl. Focus on the background and let the movement take charge.
    The Marshal's car put the finishing touches.

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  4. Good to see you Bill I wondered where you were? Thanks for you wonderful critique I always enjoy it.

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  5. that's what I want to be doing.....bike is a bit dirty from the trip right now

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  6. Thanks Mia and the action was such a buzz here on the day.

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  7. Good Morning Dana, I think you would have totally enjoyed the tour down here as there were so many riders out there just tagging along for the ride. All super fun. Ill post more photos soon

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  8. Great photo, Milli! This reminds me I haven't even started a Feb 2009 folder yet in my pictures. Onward! I love the action in your shot!

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  9. Wow! Joy 'Onward' I love that word.

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  10. Hi Milli, thank you so much for taking part in this!!! I just loved seeing you on my page ;-)
    Your choice is definitely awesome; it surely conveys a fast pace! I enjoyed the story behind it.
    MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES -quite a proverb, huh?!
    Thanks again,
    Dani

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  11. You were right about cutting hay and it always rains. Happens here all the time.

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  12. hey, that's super awesome. love the movement effect. no. they're really moving. yay!

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  13. perfect choice love to you..and take some slow time to relax

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  14. I'm a friend of Dani's from Picture of the Month, and thought I would stop by. Nice to see you participating. I love the action shot picture. It most certainly does represent a fast moving month!

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  15. That photo is so vibrant and lively.... a total opposite to my January ; ) We're in our heat wave now... bring on winter!

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  16. It is quite a saying and Thanks so much Dani for introducing us to your Creative monthly photo topic.
    Thanks to you again too!

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  17. Hi Nicko thanks for the reminder. I want rain here...Now.

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  18. They were actually were doing the sprint in this photo and yes they MOVE! Smiles for Deity.

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  19. February heat has made this happen Jools..xoxo

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  20. I welcome you and thank you too Samadri. I think that Dani's idea will catch on well.

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  21. Good to have you over Tint and yes I read about some of your january there..I understand why you want winter too!

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  22. First, I am in winter. Bring on the heat wave! Second, am impressed with your photo of the big bike race. Adding the dimension of speed worked so perfectly for you. Thanks for the sharing. Have missed you. I know, it is my fault. Have a GRAND Sunday. Hug. Three

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  23. one of my good friends did the Iron Man Triathlon a few years back & finished....

    thanks so much for the photo Huntress (so did ya get rid of Dora yet? lol)

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  24. great photo milli...i love the way you have connected it to the proverb...
    make hay while the sun shines...reminds me yet again that life is finite, we need to fix our goal for an entire lifetime and achieve it while there still is 'time'..

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