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Saturday, February 22, 2014

A week of heavy snowfall



Japan last week experienced a deep snow for the first time in decades.
Still, covering the earth.

I have come across for the first time in my life.




雪の内に  春はきにけり  うぐひすの  こほれる涙  今やとくらむ
二条后 藤原高子 (842-910) 古今和歌集 


In the snow  spring has come  tears spilling from  the bush warbler  will melt?
Fujiwara no Takaiko (842-910) Kokin Wakashū




み吉野は  山もかすみて  白雪の  ふりにし里に  春は来にけり
摂政太政大臣 九条良経 (1169-1206) 新古今和歌集 


Mountains of Yoshino  falling white snow  like hazy  in lonely village  spring has come
Kujō Yoshitsune (1169-1206) Shin Kokin Wakashū 




Severity of winter will further enhance the joy of spring.
Please take care of yourself.







ヒソプの枝で私の罪を払って下さい。私が清くなるように。    私を洗って下さい。雪よりも白くなるように。
詩編 51章 9節

Purify me with hyssop, and I will be clean. Wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.
Book 19 Psalms 51:9


God bless you.


 

113 comments:

  1. Let us hope the snow does not cause any trouble with the flowering and fruit of your trees. Beautiful -as usual- your pictures.
    Have a nice week-end Renata

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  2. Pure poetry the images & film from the temple!

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  3. Hello Ruma.
    I have come across for the first time in my life, you say, I bet it was a very interesting experience.
    Very beautiful all those photos of yours, lovely colours, very deep words.
    Thank you for your visit and trying to comment in Spanish, very good try.
    Have a very nice weekend.
    Big hug.
    Ambar

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  4. I still remember the magic of the first snow in the place of the sea where I was born!
    I was 11 years old and had never seen snow from the truth!
    I have lived later in northern Italy where it often snows ... and the Alps very close.
    But nothing comparable to the first snowfall in the garden .... Have a great week
    greetings from Italy
    Rita

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  5. Zobaczyliście jak wygląda biały puch na ziemi. Mam nadzieję, że nie uczyni szkody pięknym kwiatom. Pozdrawiam.
    You saw how the white fluff on the ground. I hope you do not damage the beautiful flowers. Yours.

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  6. Encore une fois, je suis enchantée par la féérie des paysages...
    Bon weekend !
    Anna

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  7. Bellissime immagini e potente nevicata. Il colore dei fiori sotto la neve è magnifico.
    Buon week end
    Francesca

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  8. Así fue la noticia internacional desde décadas, espero que el buen tiempo esté allí.
    Un abrazo.

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  9. Wow, dazzling photos ;)
    How beautiful ! You are awesome !
    Many thanks for sharing these with us :)

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  10. Nice post!

    http://closertotheedgeblog.blogspot.com/

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  11. Hello Rumia!
    All your photos are excellent.
    I am enchanted by them.
    I send greetings from distant Polish.
    Lucia

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  12. No snow here at all, not all winter. I'm a little disappointed - but it's too late now, I hope for spring.

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  13. Thank you for visiting Greetings from creativity and imagination photos of José Ramón Greetings

    http://creatividadeimaginacinfotosdejosramn.blogspot.com.es/

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  14. Really beautiful!

    Hugs and love.

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  15. Bellísimas imágenes, el colorido, la luz, todas son estupendas.
    Destacaría, la primera fotografía, me parece esplendida, una
    buena edición y composición en general.

    Ángel
    -Gracias por tus visitas y comentarios.-

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  16. Desde Andalucia potras ocaciones en tus entradas a mi blog de fantasias

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  17. Choć to piękne zjawisko, to przykro patrzeć jak je śnieg niszczy. U nas zima najcieplejsza od dziesięcioleci, ja nie mam nic przeciwko temu. Śnieg to lubię tylko na Boże Narodzenie i w górach. Byle by jeszcze nie padał w tym roku.
    Pozdrawiam.

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  18. HOLA AMIGO RUMA !!!! PRECIOSO DE VERAS.... QUE BONITO TODO !!!! PERO EL VIDEO, ME HA DEJADO SIN HABLA.... YA SABES QUE SOY UNA ENAMORADA DE TU TIERRA.
    AQUI EN MI REGION, NO SUELE NEVAR.... ES PUERTO DE MAR, Y ADEMAS MUY CERCA DE AFRICA ( A UNOS 100 KM DEL PEÑON DE GIBRALTAR ). ME ALEGRO DE SALUDARTTE, Y GRACIAS POR TU VISITA.... SIEEMPRE ES MUY BIEN VENIDA.

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  19. Wonderful way to convey beauty, beautiful flowers! Beautiful photos!
    Saludos!

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  21. Nature always knows that harmony comes first and always know how to greet any new visitor like here the snow.

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  22. Hello,

    I saw the news about the snowfall through the TV.
    Beautiful video and wonderful photos.

    Hug.

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  24. Hi Ruma!
    I'm really surprised You visited my blog. Thank You :)
    You make beautiful photos. I love it!
    I will visit You more often.

    Have a nice day!

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  25. Flowers and snow... How curios!
    It's very nice walk on the snow when it has just falled

    podi-.

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  26. Ne cesse pas
    De chanter, rossignol !
    Dans une année
    Une seconde fois
    Le printemps ne pourrais t-il venir ?

    Fujiwara no Okikaze (époque Heian)

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  27. Good photographic work with these snowy landscapes.
    I like the colors and the framing. A hug from Madrid (Spain) and thank you for your visit.

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  28. Maravilloso post...Imágenes bellas de naturaleza.Aquí dejo este poema haiku de mi autoría.
    Flores del alma
    despertando al amor
    germina vida.

    Haiku de MA.

    El blog de MA.
    Gracias mil por tu bella huella.


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  29. Une bien belle visite que je viens de faire chez toi...elle a éclairé mon dimanche matin d' une lumière d' Orient aux fleurs de cerisiers sous la neige...
    Merci de tout coeur
    Amitiés à vous

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  30. Merci pour ce dépaysement total et ces splendides images de neige et de fleurs !!!
    Belle continuation Ruma !

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  31. 紅梅に積もった雪が、氷となって、雫となって、早春の光に輝いて。奈良でも、もうすぐ春を呼ぶお水取りが始まります。広い野原に積もった雪の凸凹模様に光が反射して輝いて、近い春を感じます。
    Have a nice day!

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  32. ˚°
    Imagens lindas!
    。˛¸♪♡
    Boa semana!
    Beijinhos.
    ¸♯♡♡♪♪

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  33. Belles photos insolites
    Bonjour ensoleillé du Sud de la France

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  34. Very beautiful...one magnificent image. Congratulation.

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  35. J'ai été étonné de ton commentaire, n'ayant jamais visité ton blog .....
    De bien belles photos !
    Bonne semaine

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  36. Mais oui, Ruma, le printemps est bien arrivé au Japon. Nous l'attendons encore ici.
    Venir ici; c'est assurément rendre visite à un grand artiste et tes photos en témoignent. Merci pour tout.
    Amitiés.
    Roger

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  37. Here in Switzerland, winter has been very mild so far and I miss the snow. 9 degrees today, a sunny day.

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  38. Bon début de semaine et un tout grand merci de cette visite chez moi, une belle surprise d'arriver si loin, de Belgique lol
    bisous

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  39. Merci pour votre commentaire sur mon blog ☺☺
    Vos photos sont très belles.
    Alors cette nouvelle expérience dans la neige vous a-t-elle plu?
    Amicalement

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  40. Lovely photos and blooms. I see the snow is as bad there as it is here. Seems like it's never ending this year. Looking forward to our Spring as I sure you are also although I can already see many losses for the zone was 2 lower than normal here.
    Cher

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  41. J aime bien l avant dernière photo,ce cerisier du Japon ressemble à un Bonsai. J en avais reçu un, mais il n a pas résisté à mon incompétence.
    Amicalement Latil

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  42. Wunderschöne Frühlingsbilder.
    Gruß, Anette

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  43. Absolutely beautiful! Greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  44. hello Ruma. It is beautiful to see the blossoming in the snow and the blossoming snow. snow has a charm that mixes well with spring even though we are surprised to see this.
    beautiful pictures!they are transforming!

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  45. Bellísima página , un descanso para el alma..,
    Felicitaciones!!

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  46. Me llenan de paz estas hermosas fotografías.

    Gracias.

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  47. Hello Ruma !
    I am very glad you come to my blog again.
    I bought a new computer and I have lost your blog.
    Very nice photos !
    Over here, no snow, no cold temperature and it is spring soon.

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  48. Hallo ruma,
    I see the sprint is starting there, despite to the snow and winter which does not want to go away !
    my best regards to Japan, ciao, un saluto dall'Italia.

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  49. merci de ta visite jusqu'en Bretagne!
    je découvre ton blog et ses dernières photos superbes, pleines de poésie.
    la neige pour la première fois c'est magique de voir ces fleurs sous ces flocons neigeux. ça me rappelle une charmante chanson déjà ancienne.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td36UqJLlyU

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  50. Your images are beyond beautiful Ruma, mother nature and yourself work together well :)

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  51. Ruma - even the snow and ice cannot suppress the beauty of the rich red flowers. Enjoy the beauty of the snow and the coming of spring. Peace. B

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  52. fantastic shots but snow on flowers in the trees is very bad for fruits

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  53. Precious photographies those that you have caught between the snow. I like it very much the tonal contrasts with the white of the snow. I wait and desire you goes all good. Happy Week and an embrace.
    Ramon

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  54. Dear Ruma,
    thank you for your visit and kind words -
    Snow.... it´s grazy - we did´nt have one -
    I really hope the natur will be ok and give us your nice fruits -

    your shots are so beautiful -

    stay healthy

    best wishes from germany - Ruth

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  55. Rumaさんの梅はいつも青空の下で、きりりと引き締まって春の到来を告げる美しい花だなあと思います。毎日空を見上げてますがグレーの日が続いています。光を浴びた波のような雪は目を奪われます。畑の上に積もった雪なのでしょうか?

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  56. Wonderful pictures. Not only the red flowers against the white snow, but also the sparkles in the snow.

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  57. Snow in Japan. It is sad, but interesting. I feel sorry for plants and flowers. Thank you for visit I greet you.

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  58. Mi querida ruma, de cierto que ha sido una maravillosa experiencia ver por primera vez la nieve y yo me alegro, porque su imagen tan blanca es impactante.
    Gracias por las bellas fotografías y el vídeo.
    Le dejo un beso de ternura
    Sor.Cecilia

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  59. You are the first blog that I have found from Japan. I will follow and observe your great photography and maybe even comment once in a while.

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  60. I find it extraordinary the first image with the blur background.

    The second image is wonderful scenery and above all, by the unusual snow here

    http://ventanadefoto.blogspot.com.es/

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  61. Querido Ruma, las delicadas imágenes que muestras son siempre un poema en sí mismas y además representan el pequeño milagro de la naturaleza, flores entre la nieve, un colorido que contrasta a la vista y que produce una inmensa alegría.
    Un abrazo enorme.
    Dear Ruma, delicate images you show are always a poem in themselves and also represent the small miracle of nature, flowers in the snow, a colorful contrast to the light and produces an immense joy.
    A huge hug.

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  62. That bonsai looks nice under the snow. But is the plant resistant enough?

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  63. After a hard time, always hoping the sun comes out.
    I liked the first picture.
    regards

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  64. Fantasticas imagenes, la textura de la nieve en la sengunda foto es espectacular!!

    Un Saludo

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  65. Unas fotos muy hermosas
    La nieve y los cerezos...

    Saludos

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  66. Una maravilla de imágenes. Te había perdido, yo era seguidora de tu blog pero no sé por qué había desaparecido. Me alegro muchísimo de volver a encontrarte y poder seguirte de nuevo. Gracias.

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  67. Hi Ruma. If this is the first time you see snow in person, I would have liked to see your face in surprise. Is she pretty, right?
    Very nice on pictures and the snow is spectacular. I like a lot.
    A kiss from Spain :)

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  68. Excelente reportaje fotografico, son imágenes muy sutiles y sensuales, llenas de color y con unos desenfoques muy buenos, saludos para Japón, pais que admiro y me encanta, un abrazo.

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  69. Precioso blog el tuyo, lleno de magníficas imágenes, delicadeza y amistad. Seguiré visitándote amigo. Besotes Marisol.

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  70. Ruma: gracias por tu visita.
    Que imágenes, conmueven con su belleza. La nieve en Japón debe ser un regalo de Dios para ustedes.

    Un abrazo.

    maria

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  71. The mix of snow and flowers is beautiful! Glad you got to experience snow. It can be fun!

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  72. Que buenas fotografías y que paisajes, dan ganas de estar allí. Tienes un blog admirable, felicitaciones ruma, te dejo mi aplauso.

    mariarosa

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  73. Wonderful pictures. Well, it looks! You've experienced the first time in your life snow? This is fantastic!
    Greetings
    Renate

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  74. Son unas fotografías espectaculares. Un trabajo muy hermoso.
    Abrazos.

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  75. Your snow is beautiful and will certainly enhance your expansion of this magnificent earth. Thank you for sharing your world with us.

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  76. As usual, when Spring is near, you post some beautiful photos of flowers. Great shots.

    · greetings

    · CR · & · LMA ·


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  77. We had no snow this winter, but I'm glad you could enjoy the snow!

    Follow the royal Peach!

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  78. Querida Ruma, a severidade do clima fez realçar mais a beleza da paisagem, captada com maestria pela lente de tua câmera!
    Show de beleza em teu blog, como sempre!
    Parabéns e grande abraço!

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  79. Preciosa la entrada Ruma.Me voy encantado de tu blog.
    Además soy un ferviente admirador de tu país.

    Saludos cordiales.

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  80. preciosas fotografías, me ha encantado tu blog con mística. seguire visitando.

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  81. Hermosa presentación, bellas imágenes, hermosa pieza musical , para un crudo y nevado invierno tocando la primavera....
    Un abrazo desde Chile
    Cristina.

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  82. Hello Ruma.Thank you very much for such beauty.
    Best regards from France

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  83. Incredible - snow and blooms, frozen flowers, white on red. Thanks for the pleasure! Take care!
    Hugs from Russia,
    Irina

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  84. Belleza de fotos. Mi felicitación.

    Agradezco mucho tu visita y tus palabras en mi blog.

    Tu blog es una hermosa muestra de paisaje de tu país.

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  85. Marvellous!!! so full of essence... how much beauty and elegance in each of your posts...

    A great pleasure.; thnx a lot

    Greetings from Spain :-)

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  86. Espléndidos momentos. La pureza del instante.
    Abrazos.

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  87. Preciosas imágenes. Un lenguaje el suyo, el de las imágenes, que todos podemos entender y gozar.

    Saludos

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  88. La nieve ofrece espectáculos impresionantes!! La naturaleza llena de contrastes...

    Abrazos!!!!!

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  89. Olá,
    Fotos de grande beleza excelentemente captadas, as mesmas tem enquadramento e cores perfeitas.
    Abraço
    ag

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  90. Αγαπημένη μου φίλη Ruma
    Τι υπέροχες φωτογραφίες!!! Είναι τόσο ωραίο το χιόνι! Όπως είναι όμορφα τα λόγια των ψαλμών.
    Να είσαι ευλογημένη!
    Σου στέλνω μια φιλική αγκαλιά και πολλά φιλιά!

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  91. Lindo o seu blog...adorei suas flores e seus textos. Agradeço também por sua visita ao meu blog.
    Fiquei feliz com o seu comentário...
    Essas imagens são suas? posso pegar essa primeira para mim inspirar um poema? caso sim diz-me se são suas para eu colocar o seu nome quando cito a imagem de onde retirei. Beijos e ótima tarde.

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  92. For you is spring and cold together?
    Then there are such nice pictures.

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  93. hello Ruma...I living in Turkey Konya.I like is your blog.loves
    www.esradan.blogspot.com

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  94. Beautiful pictures. I miss blue sky even though winter here is milder than usual.

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  95. Thanks ruma by these precious gifts of nature .... and yours;)
    I wish you a good Sunday.
    a kiss.

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  96. it's winter at your home, nice report but I love the spring very much. Warm greetings, Dietmut

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  97. Olá Ruma


    Seu blog é lindo e as imagens encantadoras...

    Beijos
    Ani

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  98. Some of these floral images are truly stunning.

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  99. Ruma

    Imagens maravilhosas...Um encanto para o olhar.
    Obrigada pela visita.

    Um beijinho com carinho
    Sonhadora

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  100. De nuevo por tu casa, disfrutando de las cosas que nos dejas.
    Saludos.

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  101. wonderful pics! i love the snow!

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