50pictures

A new actitivity for all quilters around the world - let yourself be inspired by the inspirative photos published every week during 2015.

50pictures No. 15 - Spring Flowers

50pictures No. 15 - Spring Flowers

Finally spring here in the northern hemisphere! How long have we waited and longed for the warming rays of the sun and the bright colors of the many colorful spring flowers, which can now be seen again anywhere in the gardens and on balconies competing with the first delicate green leaves of shrubs and trees ...

50pictures No. 14 - Yellow Doors

50pictures No. 14 - Yellow Doors

This picture is straightforward only at first glance. What looks like two doors at first is really only one door and...? What do you think is behind the second make-believe door?

If you‘d like to see this pair of yellow colour spots, you have to travel to Wales, to Aberaeron, a small harbor on the Welsh coast. Only a stone‘s throw away from these doors, you will find the best ice cream on this planet - made with honey!

50pictures No. 13 - Chard

50pictures No. 13 - Chard

Chard is a leafy green vegetable. It looks a little like giant spinach. The leaf blade can be green or reddish in color and up to 30 cm long. The leaf stalks also vary in color, usually white, yellow, or red. Chard has been around for centuries. Its leaves and leaf stalk are edible, but not the roots.

50pictures No. 12 - Solar Eclipse

50pictures No. 12 - Solar Eclipse

Last week, there was a partial solar eclipse visible over Central and Northern Europe. A partial solar eclipse happens when the Moon passes between the Sun and the Earth but they don’t align in a perfectly straight line...

50pictures No 11 - Glacier Ice

50pictures No. 11 - Glacier Ice

This week we take you on a trip to the perpetual ice of a glacier: The impressive Matanuska Glacier in the south of the USstate of Alaska, on the north flank of the Chugach Mountains is 43 km long and at its end 6 km wide...

50pictures - No. 10 - Aqueduct

50pictures - No. 10 - Aqueduct

The Aqueduct of Segovia in Spain was built by the romans in the 1st century AD. It is one of the best preserved ancient monuments on the Iberian Peninsula. It is built from granite blocks and is nearly 30 m (94 ft) high at its tallest. 

50pictures - No. 09 - Snails

50pictures - No. 09 - Snails

Snails are molluscs which have a coiled shell large enough for the animal to retract completely into. There are land snails, sea snails and freshwater snails. This particular snail lives off the Greek coast of the Pilion, a peninsula just opposite the island of Skiathos.

50pictures - No. 08 - Cats

50pics - No. 08 - Cats

Cats are very independent animals and have a strong personality. They know exactly what they want and clearly express their feelings. Especially in many southern regions, cats run wild in the streets and turn out to be true survival artists...

50pictures - No. 07 - Fire Lily

50pictures - No 7 - Fire Lily

50pictures Challenge No 7

The Fire Lily is also known under the names Orange Lily or Tiger Lily. It is a perennial plant and it is common in the mountains of central and southern Europe. And this is exactly where Johann found this particular Fire Lily - in Carinthia in southern Austria.

50pictures - No. 06 - Cranes

50pictures - No 06 - Cranes

50pictures Challenge No 6

Cranes are fascinating machines and are used to lift or move heavy items. The first cranes were used by the Ancient Greeks and were powered by human treadwheels.

The picture shows cranes displayed at a large trade fair for construction machinery in Munich.

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