Monday, February 27, 2017

a head of her time


In the Capitoline Museum, in Rome:
I don't know who sculpted this
bust of a Roman lady from many, many
years ago—but I'm blown away
by the folds and patterns in that marble!


She's joined by a few dozen
of
 her compatriots.

[Linking back to Macro Monday.]

Sunday, February 26, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday


This is the 16th-century church of
San Luigi dei Francesi, in
Rome.  I'm hoping to visit while I'm
here, to see once again the three
Caravaggios that feature
moments in the life (and death)
of St. Matthew.

[To see more churches from
around the world, go here.]

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The Weekend in Black and White


The view from one of the windows
at the Vatican Museum.

[To see more b/w images, visit
Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, February 24, 2017

blue sky in Rome


This column was built more than 1,800 years
ago, between 180 and 193 AD, a gift
from the people and the Senate of Rome 

to Emperor Marcus Aurelius.
(I'm off to Rome tonight for a few days 

with my daughter Kate—we'll pass by here on our
way to toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain
to ensure a return visit.)


[To see more Skywatch pics, go here.]

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday Challenge—"open space"


No trees, no people—nothing but
350-million-year-old
mountains off in the distance.
This open space is Faksevagen, at
80°N latitude, up in the Arctic.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo
Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ABC Wednesday—G is for "garbage?"


At my office, we occasionally
find some very festive
items in the trash.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Soup's on!


My cousin Kay, the best cook I know,
visited recently.   This is the start of just one
of the yummy things she made while
she was here:  a creamy fennel and
asparagus potage.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]