Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Q/ Alphabe-Thursday

 Queen Beans, Port Perry

I have a feeling the Queen of Canada (Elizabeth II) knows nothing about this coffee shop. I know very little myself as I took this photo because I liked the shadow cast by the logo.

 Official emblem of the Queen of Canada's Diamond Jubilee

This year is a BIG one for Queen Elizabeth II, her Diamond Jubilee - 60 years on the throne of England.

 Hotel Queens, Barrie

I doubt any queen  has ever stayed here.

Queen of spades & queen of diamonds

I wonder if Elizabeth II plays cards and if when she does the queen trumps all. Hmmm.

I am linking to Jenny Matlock at Alphabe-Thursday HERE

44 comments:

Viola said...

A queen's post! =)

Beautiful pictures, and I adore the first one here! beautiful shadow cast! And so many details in this pictures, colors also :)

Viola said...

I miss that blogger's comment form should have an *edit* button..

What I meant was.. so many details in this picture (ie the first one).

Daniel LaFrance said...

Awesome find and photos!

Sandra said...

beautiful first photo, i had to laugh at myself, i glanced at the pic and thought Green Beans coffee? great capture

Lowell said...

I been reading about the queen's anniversary! That's a long time.

The coffee shop, though, may simply be referring to a queen bee. Or a bee queen. Or a prom queen. You think?

don said...

A very good, special post today. I like the shadow cast too. Interesting series.

Malyss said...

I don't know if Her Majesty plays cards, but I know that she likes horses races! Long life to the Queen(s) of all kinds!:o)

RedPat said...

Nice post EG!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great queen captures! I had to LOL about the queen not knowing about her coffee shop ;-)

Paul in Powell River said...

I don't think the old girl trumps much these days. Royalty is an anachronism.

ormbunke said...

Så fint du har uppmärksammat de fina skyltarna. Gillar också dina skrakar.Ha de gott. Anita

ormbunke said...

Så fint du har uppmärksammat de fina skyltarna. Gillar också dina skrakar.Ha de gott. Anita

kaye said...

love that hotel sign :)

cieldequimper said...

Yes you're right, the shadow is fantastic!
I remember the Queen's Silver Jubilee, it was fun!

Stephanie said...

Great finds!

VP said...

Funny images to salute a strong lady, this is a very long time on the throne.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey there EG girl !
I wonder if there is a Queen of Beans as in can beans you eat? LOL
These are great pictures .. but I am not a monarchist .. Canada has to put on her BIG girl panties and get rid of the waste and cost associated with ridiculous royalty! LOL
Joy

Island Rambles Blog said...

Gosh I am so far behind...I still thought your blog was EGWOW so i read the note below...anyway I love the new name, camera girl! Such a fun post about the Queen! Is this a new page, it is really nice and easy on my eyes. Spending some time here to take a better look.

Marie said...

Really cute post! I especially love that first photo because of the shadow too. Very nice!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love the new design (and all the cool Queen images)...

Halcyon said...

Great theme for your post today. I believe that the Queen trumps all and Elizabeth certainly knows it! :)

Kathy said...

She's a tough old girl, isn't she? Ever wonder what she carries in that little purse? A dollar perhaps? Just in case of an emergency?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Quickly! A great Qpost.

Riet said...

What a grat Q post. I am not participating this week as `i m a bit under the weather.

NixBlog said...

We have ERII as "Queen of Australia" also, but she is so far removed from our everyday affairs that it difficult to think of her as our notional "head of state"...
The republica movement here in Australia is gaining strength.

Rose said...

I really like both the signs...like the name of the coffee house and love the style/shape of the hotel one.

Nancy Claeys said...

My mom has a cookie tin from The Queen's coronation in 1952. :)

Good for you for finding all of the Q's. That's dedication!

Vicki/Jake said...

I think she'd say it's Quite Qute:)

Lavender Cottage said...

Quite a fun post Tina! I haven't been to Port Perry for a couple of years, that looks like a new shop.
I doubt a queen has ever stayed at the Queen's in Barrie either. :-)
Judith

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Can you imagine being queen for 60 years? I'm sure it was fun at first, but to never have a private life would be difficult. Wonderful photos.

magiceye said...

beautifully composed images!!

Jack said...

I am betting you have an alphabet pic file where you have been storing away Queen photos. No one could gather up all these Q pictures on the spur of the moment.

Get to work on R!

Randy said...

The that shadow!

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

I met the Queen once. She came to dig the first hole for our QE11 hospital. That was a long time ago. Construction on a new hospital has begun. I wonder what it will be called?
Dana

Cezar and Léia said...

They are all adorable signs!I like a lot your first shot with the light and beautiful shadows, very well done!
Léia

see you there! said...

A Queenly post! Love the shadows in the first photo.

Darla

Braggin' Rights Bath & Spa said...

Love this post- hmmm... wonder if they serve tea and crumpets at that coffee house... *giggles*

anitamombanita said...

You did a royal job on this one!!

edenhills said...

Wonderful word for Q! I love the picture of the coffee shop. The shadow really is interesting.

Sue said...

I would say the queen definitely does trump all!

;)

Splendid Little Stars said...

If Elizabeth II plays cards, I'm sure the Queen would trump all!

great post!

Pondside said...

I find it quite easy to imagine the Queen playing a cosy game of bridge with corgis underfoot!

Esther Joy said...

What a great post for the letter Q! I agree with Pondsides comment above.

Jenny said...

Queen Beans! I love it! What a fun name for a coffee shop.

Your other pictures were quaintly charming as well!

Thanks for linking up.

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