In Search Of Hidden Beauty – International Edition

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.

A view from Val's window at Salzburg, Austria

A view from Val’s window at Salzburg, Austria

A glimpse of the winter sun in Poland by Lukas

A glimpse of the winter sun in Poland by Lukas

A waterfall in the Tatra mountains by Lukas

A waterfall in the Tatra mountains by Lukas

A Dragon Fly by Lukas

A Dragon Fly by Lukas

Azaleas in Texas by John

Azaleas in Texas by John

Coastline in Galway, Ireland by John

Coastline in Galway, Ireland by John

Forest in the mist in Spain by John

Forest in the mist in Spain by John

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).

Mystery photo

So what/where do you think this is?

Thank you for sending in your pictures, Val, Lukas and John!

Keep them coming, dear readers!

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34 Responses to In Search Of Hidden Beauty – International Edition

  1. haefennasiel says:

    Lovely post and even lovelier pictures! =)
    Btw, how do we send our pictures to you?

  2. brie says:

    Val, Lukas and John-
    visually stunning photos! thank you for sharing with us! B, thanks for posting!!

  3. Jordan River says:

    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.

  4. poodle says:

    Great photos. I’ll have to see if I have any worth sharing. I’m sure there must be a few.

  5. CC ... says:

    Beautiful photos! Mother Nature … Ain’t she grand? Looking forward to more gorgeous photos.

  6. Suzanne says:

    Gorgeous pictures! Great job, Val, Lucas and John.

    The mystery photo … I’m going to say it’s the moon.

  7. fleurdelys says:

    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!

  8. Missionista says:

    I think the mystery picture is the earth as seen from space. But I’m not sure where on earth.

  9. Kafkaesque says:

    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. 🙂

  10. lucasai says:

    Beautiful pictures from around the world, glad I could share some Polish beauty with you 🙂

  11. lucasai says:

    I think the mistery photo is a surface of Mars 😀

    • Olfactoria says:

      That’s right, Lukas! You win the Kindle copy of Aphrodesia! Congratulations!

      • lucasai says:

        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?

  12. johnoehler says:

    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.

  13. Annina says:

    Gorgeous! Such beauty, lovely post.

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