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Saturday, 20 July 2013

Sepia Saturday 186;


Helvetia 
is the female national personification of Switzerland, officially Confœderatio Helvetica, the Swiss Confederation.




Helvetia on the right with Geneva; National monument in Geneva Switzerland.


The allegory is typically pictured in a flowing gown, with a spear and a shield emblazoned with the Swiss flag, and commonly with braided hair, commonly with a wreath as a symbol of confederation. The name is a derivation of the ethnonym Helvetii, the name of the Gaulish tribe inhabiting the Swiss Plateau prior to the Roman conquest.



Old stamp;





Swiss money;


The Swiss Confederation continues to use the name in its Latin form.  The  name Helvetia appears on postage stamps, coins and other uses; the full name, ConfÅ“deratio Helvetica, is abbreviated for uses such as on vehicle registration codes,  CH.


 Switzerland = CH

A modern Helvetia!



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Friday, 19 July 2013

Friday; gladness;




Iceberg roses in my garden;


In the morning I drink my coffee and  look out into the garden, my heart sings when I see it green and fresh from the nightly rain…





©Photo/Text Ts





Thursday, 18 July 2013

Thursday; comfort;




Time for ease and comfort; Ts



Home is our comfort zone; Ts



Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always. 




Simple things make life comfortable, a smile, kindness, a helping hand…Ts





As older  I get as more comfortable becomes the past. Ts



Every child needs a family's comfort.



©Photos/Text Ts

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Tuesday; sun play;


SUN


Found a keyhole at 6:50 AM




Here she comes, golden, tiny,  forcing her light  through the branches and leaves...6:51 AM



Here she is gilding everything around her...6:53 AM


Sunlight playing beautifully in the mighty Eucalyptus tree.  6:54 AM



©Photos/Text Ts