October 7, 2011

Three


The number three is a magic number - there is no doubt about it. It's no coincidence that so many authors used it in the titles of their works - Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Three Men In a Boat by Jerome K Jerome, Three Sisters by Chehov, and Bertold Brecht's The Threepenny Opera.

And, of course, the genie will only grant you three wishes.

If you have any other ideas about where to find the number three, feel free to leave it in the comments.

Meanwhile, I have a special reason for thinking of the number three today. My blogger friend Sarah Elizabeth has given birth to a daughter - you can find both of them here.

I would like to celebrate this event with this post and the photos in it. Sarah-Elizabeth - this is for you, your family, and your little one!










46 comments:

  1. Hello Olga,
    what beautiful photos!
    The idea of ​​photographing the crack was great.
    In fact the number three is very charismatic, represents balance.
    A big hug from all of the studio

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  2. Gorgeous photos! I love them all but that hors d'oeuvre tray of three - yummy! If you get three of a kind or three "sevens" in Vegas- you are one lucky son of a gun! Nice weekend to you! =)

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  3. I was thinking as I scrolled down, yes, 3 is a design feature of nature too, it is a form of balance.

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  4. Delightful post, Olga, and what a fun idea. You are always so creative-- and have the beautiful photos to illustrate all your stories! Bon weekend, Olga. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  5. I like your collection of "Three" today ! Good idea and great photos !

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  6. Lots of great threes here, fun post. And congratulations to your friend!

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  7. oh your blog is a delight for my phtographer's eye. The idea of a number...I've never challenged myself this way . Something to think about.
    Thanks for your visit and I hope to find you again very soon. Lovely photos.
    V

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  8. Wonderful series.Greetings Andrzej.

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  9. Lets not forget the three little pigs. Wonderful photographs.

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  10. Your photographs are always beautiful dear Olga and three is such a lovely balanced number. I love how you choose a theme for your posts, I decided to do a 'yellow' post quite some time ago but I still do not have enough of my own images to complete it.
    Congratulations to your friend Sarah-Elizabeth on the birth of her baby daughter.
    xoxoxoxo ♡

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  11. congratulations to your friend :)

    the colours in that first picture are amazing!

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  12. Mainio 'Teema'...
    Mukava oivallus...!
    Hieno Kuva-Sarja. Värejä ja elämää...
    Tervehtien Eko

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  13. Grand photographs.........was the Holy Trinity the first?

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  14. A lovely selection of "three"some photos, quite a variety.

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  15. There were three of us growing up, it always felt like the perfect number.

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  16. Excellent combination of photos! I like it

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  17. beatiful illustrations to the chosen subject! I like your artistic approach to everything you decide to do!

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  18. Like your idea very much and photos too! :)) Have a lovely weekend!

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  19. Замечательная подборка!! Я люблю цифру 3 еще и потому, что каждая цифра моего ДР - кратна трем. ))

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  20. Hi, Olga
    Let's see: there's an old children's story,
    "The Three Billy Goats Gruff"; old movie/song, "Three Coins in a Fountain"; three candles on a birthday cake, for past, present and future. There are 3 examples of 3. Nice post!
    -Karen

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  21. Hi Olga, very nice post. Three is a good number. Reminds me also of father, Son and Holy Ghost, a divine three!

    Duncan In Kuantan

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  22. Preciosas fotografías, Olga...me gusta especialmente la primera...genial!!!

    Este verano he estado un día en Toronto tras visitar las Cataratas del Niagara...me gustó mucho aunque tomé pocas fotografías...me acordé de ti!!!

    Un gran abrazo, amiga mía!!! ;)

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  23. what an idea with the number 3 - this post is truly beautiful ! wish you a lovely sunday Olga

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  24. These pictures are so lovely, I can't really tell which one I like best :) Number three symbolizes many things indeed!
    Hope you're having a nice sunday!

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  25. Flying all the way just to see you and say hello...and wish you all the best for this new week. Great post! Visit me too. Good night, wonderful dreams…
    Greeting for you from Rio de Janeiro/Brasil

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  26. this post is so sweet of you :) I def have a thing for 3...i think i need to hang things up in 3's

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  27. These pictures are so lovely.
    Now that we think about it...why do we always start with 1...2...3...and then Go!

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  28. Dear Olga
    Very nice your pictures with "three"! It is a very sweet post!
    Have a good new week.
    Hugs Yvonne

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  29. Lovely photos, as usual. Gotta love the number three!

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  30. Olga,
    Beautiful series of photos and intriguing post! ! Three is a lucky and happy number in Japan also. The number Three reminds me of many things; three happy plants which are pine, bamboo and plum used in celebrational occasions. And also a charm of three monkeys, “See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil.” I’m not sure if this means positive or negative. Three sacred imperial treasures. Gold, silver and bronze metals, and more.

    I was late to visit your blog “Why I Adore the Night”. What an interesting one! I left comment.

    Thank you for sharing them. My congratulations to your friend!

    Best wishes,
    keiko

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  31. Bella idea...tutto in tre! bellissime foto e la prima più di tutte! e che colori! ciao Cri : )

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  32. Olga, good reflection for today:)
    Aristotle was convinced that the Three contains in itself, at first, middle, and end, which also comes to indicate which is the symbol of perfect harmony.
    Your photos today, I'll take the No. 10. I have hunger:))
    Congratulations to your friend Sarah Elizabeth. by his daughter:))
    A kiss.

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  33. How wonderful! What a lovely tribute. Congratulations to Sarah Elizabeth and her husband. Have a happy week, love Linda x

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  34. Hello Olga! Your writing is as vivid as the picture. Thank you for stopping by! I hope your day is a good one and that you will come back again soon. Have a lovely day! Take care. Nelson Souzza :)

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  35. Dear all,
    Thank you very much for your wonderful comments. I hope you had fun reading this post. I certainly enjoyed selecting these photos and congratulating Sarah Elizabeth and her newborn daughter.
    Have a fantastic week!

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  36. Hello,Olga.
    I have to say that three is special number for me in my life. My birthday is July third. Interesting post!
    Tomoko.

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  37. wonderful post Full of color.
    statues flowers ducks......
    Nothing to do but to enjoy
    :)

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  38. Beautiful photos Olga. I have 3 grandsons but what we would always say in France was “jamais deux sans trois” (never two without a third.) It does not sound the same in English but let say, if you break 2 things, then you’ll break a 3rd one.

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  39. Hi Tomoko,
    It seems that three really is a special number for you. You can make three wishes on your birthday :)

    Hi A Lady`s Life,
    I`m glad you liked it. I really enjoy capturing colour at the moment when it attracts my attention.

    Hi Vagabonde,
    I had no idea about "if you break two things, you'll break a third one", but I guess there is logic in it. I also really liked the French expression.

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  40. Looking back through your blog, I realised I missed this lovely post. What a good visual essay on the number "3". I love it.

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  41. I really enjoyed your take on the number three. Great variety here Olga!

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  42. I just realised I never thanked you for this beautiful post (mummy brain!) Thank you once again for dedicating another beautiful post to my little family, now of three rather than 2. I've shown baby Alba the pictures and she says her favourite is the ducks! Lots of love to you from us all x x

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