Friday, October 28, 2016

Skywatch Friday

I was fortunate enough this past August and
September to get to travel quite a bit
(by plane, train, and boat).  The
 air miles
alone logged between Aug. 19 and Sept. 23 

were just under 17,000.   And I caught
some beautiful skies too
—this one as I left Oslo.

[To see more Skywatch pics, go here.]

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Thursday Challenge—"paper"

There's not a single room in my house that
doesn't have books in it.  And as a
"design element," I think they add warmth
and a true personal touch to my home.
What I don't get is books facing backwards on
a shelf or covered so you can't tell
what the heck they are.  They are there to
be read, aren't they?
(I do get that this is different. They really are
here just for design value—but even so.)

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

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ABC Wednesday—P is for "pecking order"

Or maybe that should be "pigeon power."
Have to hand it to this little bird,
though, who didn't hesitate to go up
against the big boys.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

non, merci

While I'm not exactly a vegetarian, I do
draw the line at some things—
and this is one of them.  This butcher shop
that specializes in horse meat is deep 
in the heart of the 15th arrondissement and
well off the beaten tourist path.

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

Monday, October 24, 2016


One more from the place where I took Saturday's photo:
This is Ida (Ee-da), one of our guides on the
Arctic expedition.  She is a barely-5-foot-tall Swedish
dynamo, who drove a zodiac, carried a
high-powered rifle when we hiked, is certified

in sea kayaking, and also specializes in
snowmobiling and whitewater rafting—she was one of 
my faves (and I have a few) on this awesome trip.

[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows.]

Sunday, October 23, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday

This is the entrance to the Monolithic Church
of Saint-Emilion.  It was carved out
of a solid limestone hill in the early 12th
century.  Columns have been added
since they discovered cracks in the nave (partly
the fault of that 3,000-ton bell tower
sitting on top of the church).

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

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White

The Arctic—beautiful, peaceful, unspoiled.

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