Thursday, September 29, 2016

Thursday Challenge—"sun"


In Bordeaux, runners 
along the 
Garonne River 
greet the rising sun.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo
Challenge, go here.]

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

ABC Wednesday—L is for "leopard"


Back in July, the nice folks from the
Columbus Zoo brought some
babies to our office—including a pair
of very rare one-month-old
clouded 
leopards (and I was just itching
to hold this sweet little girl!).

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Paris, 5 a.m.


Even when there's no traffic (clearly, the
"city that never sleeps" is the
one I currently live in, not the one
I just left), you still
  have to stop
at all those red lights.


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

Monday, September 26, 2016

The bird market


Every Sunday, on the Ile de la Cité . . .
you'll find the Marché aux Oiseaux.
Kids love it—and, honestly, adults do too.

[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows

Sunday, September 25, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday


This is the church of St. Anthony, in Padua.
His remains are here, but you can
see his vocal cords, on display in a reliquary. 

(Why didn't they decay with the rest
of his body?  Supposedly because he was
such a great orator.)

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

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White


An old boat that was washed up on the
beach
 at Skansbukta (bukta = bay in
Norwegian).  This is also the place where
some of us took a "polar plunge,"
which means what you think it does—and,
yes, that water was cold!

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

Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekend Reflections




I hunkered down as low as I could get
in a Zodiak to capture this kittiwake coming 
in for a perfect two-point landing.

[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]