I asked you recently to send in photos of your own places of beauty and I’m glad some of you did. So today I’m happy to post the first installment of gorgeous snapshots from around the world.
And the last one is a very special hidden beauty. Can you guess where this photos was taken? The first person to guess right in the comments, will receive one Kindle copy of John Oehler’s novel Aphrodesia (a book that unites suspense and perfume = a perfect combination).
So what/where do you think this is?
Thank you for sending in your pictures, Val, Lukas and John!
Keep them coming, dear readers!
Lovely post and even lovelier pictures! =)
Btw, how do we send our pictures to you?
Just email them to olfactoria at gmail dot com! I would love to see yours, Haefenasiel.
Val, Lukas and John-
visually stunning photos! thank you for sharing with us! B, thanks for posting!!
You started it! 🙂
Guess: I thought it would be obvious from the name of the jpg but you were light years ahead of me.
The winter sun by Lucas is a stunner. I am feeling very well travelled after viewing this post.
Ha, now that would be a bit too easy!
Care to guess without the help of the hovering mouse? 😉
Great photos. I’ll have to see if I have any worth sharing. I’m sure there must be a few.
I’m sure too! I’d love to see your corner of the world, poodle!
Beautiful photos! Mother Nature … Ain’t she grand? Looking forward to more gorgeous photos.
She is! 🙂
Gorgeous pictures! Great job, Val, Lucas and John.
The mystery photo … I’m going to say it’s the moon.
Good guess, Suz (and thanks for playing!), but you’re wrong. 😦
Not sure where the mystery photo was taken, but to me it looks like the rainbow effect of light on motor oil on water.
Gorgeous pictures, what talented photographers your readers are!
I agree, my readers are the best! 🙂
Unfortunately the oil on water guess isn’t the right one either, sorry.
I think the mystery picture is the earth as seen from space. But I’m not sure where on earth.
Sorry, no, that is not correct. 😦
Stunning photos. My jaw is agape at the Winter Forest one by Lucas! The setting sun in Salzburg was really lovely, too. As for the mystery photo, I will guess that it is the Middle East, specifically the intersect of Egypt, Jordan and the rest. But no need to enter me in the giveaway as I don’t use a Kindle. 🙂
glad you liked my Winter Forest foto, I’m proud of this one 🙂
Good thinking, but unfortunately also wrong. Hint: It’s a bit farther than the Middle East. 😉
Beautiful photos indeed!
Sunrise. 🙂 xxx
Ooops. But it’s gorgeous, either way. What beauty to see every morning when you awake. I envy you. 🙂
Well, it is not always like that. Often you can´t see a bloody thing because of the fog over the lake!!
Beautiful pictures from around the world, glad I could share some Polish beauty with you 🙂
Thank you for sharing them with us, Lukas! You are a great photographer!
Well, than you dear, that’s a lovely compliment
i would love to see more photos from Poland, please!
Will try to take care of that.
I think the mistery photo is a surface of Mars 😀
That’s right, Lukas! You win the Kindle copy of Aphrodesia! Congratulations!
Oh thank you but I already have one, won it in a contest at a facebook profile of the author, John Oehler.
How about you submit a new secret photo or just spin a wheel of fortune for everyone now that I revealed the identity of the photo?
Lucas, I am too impetuous. I just sent you the Kindle gift — before realizing you already had a copy. Please share it with a friend.
As to the image, it’s something my wife did. She’s a NASA scientist and a member of the Mars Science Team which operates and analyzes data from NASA’s Curiosity rover. The image is significant because it shows irrefutable evidence that Mars once had an ocean (in the distant past). You can see rivers, river deltas, and a deep basin that the rivers flowed into. The two circles outline huge ancient impact craters that, together, created the deep basin.
As CC said, nature is grand. Not just on Earth, but everywhere we can observe her.
John, how can I share it with someone? Since I have a copy I will be happy to offer this one to one of my readers.
Gorgeous! Such beauty, lovely post.