Thursday, April 17, 2014

Thursday Challenge—"tranquil"

I must admit I've used this photo before—but
that was almost six years ago, when I first
started this blog. Besides, it was just too perfect
for the prompt.  I had to show it again!

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

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ABC Wednesday—N is for "niche"

And also "Non, non, Madame!"
Usually these little courtyards are well-hidden
behind massive locked doors.  So if I ever
find one that's open, I have to seize the moment
to sneak in and take some photos before the concierge
kicks me out (fortunately not before I got a 

shot of these pretty vine-shaded doors and the 
eclectic mix of statuary in the niche).

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Feed me, Seymour!

I know this looks a bit like Audrey 2 from
Little Shop of Horrors, but in fact it's 

a teeny tiny geranium bud that I snapped
with my iPhone (and fun macro lens). 

[It's Ruby Tuesday. To see more, go here.
And for more flower macros, go here.]

Monday, April 14, 2014


Not sure what these sweet little flowers
are, but they're one of the early bloomers
and made me smile recently on a gray day.
(I think they look like those candied
flowers that are used to decorate cakes.]

[To see more Mellow Yellows, visit Gemma's meme.
For Mandarin Orange Monday, visit LoriK's meme.
For more 
Macro Monday, go here.]

Sunday, April 13, 2014

InSPIREd Sunday

It's Palm Sunday—and somehow this church, 
the 16th-century Cathedral of Quito, 
seemed like the obvious choice for today's post.

[To see more churches, visit the InSPIREd Sunday meme.]

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The Weekend in Black and White

Took this where Julia Child went to
equip her Paris kitchen—with everything
from copper pots to simple strainers.
Wish I needed to shop here!

[To see more monochromes, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, April 11, 2014

a drop of water

I'm still having fun fooling around with my new
macro lens converter and waiting for buds
to burst open all over the garden.

[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.
And Orange You Glad It's Friday? To see more, visit Maria's meme.]