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Traveling Light


If you can't take it with you, leave it behind!

You should have seen Astrid and me trying to fit everything into our suitcases coming back.

Traveling Light


If you can't take it with you, leave it behind!

You should have seen Astrid and me trying to fit everything into our suitcases coming back.

comments (45)

  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Oct 2011, 00:33
Beautiful photo smile

With regards to the packing, I hope you managed better than me. I always struggle with keeping the content down ;-)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Cherry. The problem is that I buy many things in America and bring them back with me. Astrid was sure I wouldn't make it all fit within our baggage allowance, but I did. smile
Great macro with brillant color and sharp clarity. I love it smile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Frances. This one was fun. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 28 Oct 2011, 01:14

We could learn a lot about packing from this gal, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and YES. You are so right, Ray!
Great macro Ginnie... it seams that most times that we travel Penny buys another suitcase to get her shopping home on the planegrin.... glad to see you both home safe and sound....petersmile
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Peter. The problem is that I buy many things in America that I can't buy here, or at least not for the price, so I tend to bring a lot back. HA!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, KWB. You're a sweetie-pie. smile
This is a beautiful shot! He's a gorgeous one! Did you buy too many souveniers?! Hope your trip was everything you dreamed!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Elizabeth. No souvenirs, since that's where I'm from, but I always bring back things I can't buy here or that are cheaper there...like my vitamins (in bulk), etc.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 28 Oct 2011, 06:58
So you brought back more than you took then Ginnie! I like this snail: I took a picture of one yesterday but thank heaven I didn't show it today because yours is miles better...
Ginnie Hart: I alsways bring back more from America, Chris, because I can buy some things in bulk at great savings (like my vitamins and certain food stuffs that I can't get here). Astrid was astonished I could fit it all in but I've done it for years, so I'm a pro. grin

You're too kind about my snail because I'm very sure yours has lots of redeeming value. Please show it one day.
Ahhh... the pace of a pretty snail... Good thing we have jets to fly in. : )
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Jacquelyn. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 28 Oct 2011, 07:36
Oh, Ginnie, a masterwork of close- up (taken with your famous lens?)! Haha- oh, I know this package problem -yes, you are right- and less is mostly more!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Philine. The problem is that I bring back with me from America things I can buy in bulk that are so much cheaper than here (like my vitamins and some food stuffs). I've done it for years and have become quite the pro. Astrid was amazed. smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 28 Oct 2011, 07:37
Fabulous picture, love the focus and the colours.
tongue we did all right with the suitcases and we were able to get everything home, I have to say that I was glad for the non-stop flight though.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, MLMA. I know you had little faith in me at one point, but it sure was fun to surprise you. grin I've become a pro at bringing stuff back (in bulk) over the years.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 28 Oct 2011, 07:49
so who paid the excess baggage fee lol,got macro photo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: No excess baggage, Vintage. I made it all fit within the acceptable limit, which is always the challenge I love. smile Thank you.
j'apprécie la couleur de sa coquille et aussi les grains à l'avant plan
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear l'Angevine.
Cuckoo Ginnie, I am happy that you like my lamp, but your photo of your escargot is really rès beautiful, I kiss you, good weekend...
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Pierrot. Merci.
Nice one Ginnie , you didnt need much room in your suitcase for this one.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mick. HA! Not much room at all, for sure. smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 28 Oct 2011, 09:30
What an amazing bright colour for the shell Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Chad. I was delighted!
A very fine snail...almost orange :d

We sell quite a few books for people to take on holiday. they then leave them behind and use the space for goodies!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Bill. As long as they read them, no reason not to leave them behind for someone else. smile Good idea.
  • lisl
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 28 Oct 2011, 09:39
Good to make your acquaintance, Ginnie.A wonderful colour for a snail, and such clarity!
Ginnie Hart: Welcome to SCm Lisl. And thank you kindly for your comment!
Excellent detail in this shot. Glad you made it home safe and sound.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and thank you, Mary. As Astrid says, the best part of vacation is coming home. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Oct 2011, 10:32
Great close-up Ginnie. I must admit to having a sneaking sympathy for snails and unlike slugs, I never kill them when I find them in my garden - I merely toss them over the wall into my neighbour's garden!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Ingrid. And HA about the slugs. Astrid says they're snails without houses. smile
wht a great macro, LOL, this one will not get a speeding ticket soon
Ginnie Hart: HA! That's fun. Thanks, Chantal.
Ha, the perfect image for your day. Sounds like you are an expert packer! Happy return.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Doug. I do take pride in my packing finesse. grin
'Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails' comes to mind when I look at this fabulous image, Ginnie. I can see this framed and hanging in a little boy's room.
Ginnie Hart: Awww. What a sweet thought, Beverly. Thank you!
Ah, packing. The worst part of travelling... I think the snail has the right idea. Love his yellow shell!
Ginnie Hart: I've actually becomne quite good at packing, JP, even if I say so myself. grin Astrid was sure I wouldn't fit everything in with our weight limit, but we did. Thanks.
  • Rob
  • United States
  • 28 Oct 2011, 15:24
LOL, we tend to travel with much much too much. We should be like this beautiful snail and pack more lightly. But of course the snail is taking it's home along the trip.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Rob, Yes. Actually, I have learned to be a good, light packer over the years, often in just a carry-on bag. However, when I come back from the States once or twice a year, I do bring back things I can't get here that I want/need. So far so good. smile Thanks.
At least you didn't have to carry your luggage on your back Ginnie. This is a very good picture. We have a lady who comes to our church sometimes who is associated with the Peru Children's Trust, and she goes over twice a year and always loads her cases with stuff they can't get there, usually, toothbrushes, toothpaste and Paracetamol's, but this time she took 10,000, yes 10,000 vitamin tablets, I bet they thought she was a drug smuggler!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Brian. I pride myself on being a good and light packer. But when I come back from the States, I do bring back a supply of the things I miss here or that are considerbly more expensive here. Makes sense to me! smile Thanks.
Super shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 28 Oct 2011, 19:20
lol, yeah, sometimes it's hard to leave stuff behind.. that's one cool capture though, great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Rian. If I can get something back home much cheaper than here, I will bring it back with me. In that case, I'm a cheapskate, as long as it fits within my weight allowance! smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 28 Oct 2011, 19:51
this went straight to my 'likeys' Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You sure know how to make my day, Paul. Thank you kindly.
Don't fill your suitcase completely when you go on a trip so there will be extra room on the return.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Michael. In fact, we took an extra carry-on bag for that purpose. It was almost empty when we flew over, but full when we flew back. smile
Lovely macro Ginnie. His shell is a great colour. Welcome back and I expect you managed to get it all in with a bit of brute force. lol
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Janet. As Astrid always says, the best part of vacation is coming back home. She was pleasantly surprised we fit everything in. smile
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 29 Oct 2011, 01:19
Very nice macro shot.

Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paule.
Remember Peg Bracken, of "I Hate to Housekeep" & the "I Hate to Cook" books? Her motto was "when in doubt, throw it out". Works for souvenirs, clothes, old attitudes - everything!

And I love your friend. Far prettier than most slugs I've known in my life!
Ginnie Hart: As you know, dear Linda, I went through that process for a year when I down-sized for this move. It was actually quite freeing after it was all done.

But now, when we come back from our annual trip to Atlanta, we take an extra, unpacked suitcase for the things I will bring back as a carry-on. I can get some things so much more cheaper there than here, so in that case, you can call me a cheapskate! smile
Excellent capture! Have a nice weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mats, for stopping by and commenting.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 29 Oct 2011, 13:23
Bravo. Super shot. I like this. And I like eat too
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Oscar. Gracias.
wo wo wo, let me say spectacular!!!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Fabrizio. Grazie.
  • tede
  • France
  • 29 Oct 2011, 16:46
You had to run to take a picturesmile) It is really splendid and magnificent DOF. Nice evening Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Oh yes, Tede. It was hard to keep up with him. grin Merci.
  • Luiza
  • Germany
  • 30 Oct 2011, 07:02
I think, i´ve never seen a yello snail... Here we have red and black ones.
Really nice animalsmile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Luiza. Finding the yellow one was a real treat. smile
Un excelente macro con unos tonos ideales para la toma.

Ginnie Hart: Muchas gracias, Bernardo.
Fantastic DoF!
That would make a yummy escargot. ;P
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, LC. He's all yours! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 30 Oct 2011, 20:39
Love this!! Such an exceptional image..and a perfect metaphor for carrying all we own in a little VW beetle/bug!!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Marcie...and thank you!
a yellow shell? never seen one of those before!
Ginnie Hart: Not sure I have either, Dennis. It was a real treat to the eyes. smile Thanks.
So so cute. The coloration is so rich too!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Lakshmi. We don't normally see them wearing yellow. smile
This image is gorgeous! And the words are so true. I have to remind myself to not carry too much...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Jozica. Mother Nature has a lot to teach us, doesn't she!
Great macro ! Great photo !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. Merci.
how come i missed this image earlier? nvm... its fabulous..
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Ayush. Thank you. smile

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