And Last, But Not Least! Off to Israel

Israel is our final stop on the summer vaca! We will be here 7 days……….What will we see? Here are the pre-postcards sent your way! We have many sites and towns to see here! First, Tel Aviv……..and then Jerusalem……. and Bethlehem……. and the Masada…….. and a garden or two! And Haifa, and Jaffa and the…

The Other Spots in the Mediterranean

Moving on to more stops in the Mediterranean! Here are my pre-postcards from these countries on our trip! Crete……a look at the garden here! Tombs in Cyprus……….several days spent here exploring! A visit with the locals……. and Rhodes, added to the itinerary! Stay tuned for more! I’ll have oodles to write about!

Next, Off to Greece

From Turkey, then to Greece! What will we find here? I’m sending you pre-postcards of some of our stops in Greece and what we will hopefully see! I’ll be taking two cooking classes in Greece! One, is on wines and food pairing! The other is a Food and Wine Trail Adventure in Santorini, Greece! 9…

Just Like That: Off to Turkey

And, just like that, we are off to Istanbul, Turkey! We have met all the Covid compliances!!!!  We have our N95 masks, that have to be worn on the ship and at all destinations……….We have all the visas, and Covid heath insurance documents needed for certain countries. My there has been a lot of stuff…….and…

Lens-Artists Challenge #195, Vivid Color Expressions

Anne leads today…….and nothing makes me happier than the color in a flower or the colors in a garden! Color comes from the garden to the plate! I ate this salad in Stockholm, Sweden and I loved the color and texture of the pink grapefruit dressing! Green can be anything, but boring…….Personally, I think it…

And It’s Gone With the Wind

Today, we are visiting the Margaret Mitchell Museum in Atlanta, GA. It is in the city center and surrounded by high-rises now. But, thank goodness this building has not been torn down (like they are want to do in Atlanta) but has been re-stored. This is the home, (Apartment #1, that Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone…

WeekendCaféShare: The War in Ukraine Got Me Thinking

Good Morning WCS’ers!  We have been following the horror in the Ukraine and our trip there in a few weeks has been dashed. We are really disappointed, who would have thought a war would be going on……… We are hoping to still get in Bulgaria and Romania, only time will tell……. Updated: Those countries have…

Sunday Stills: The Urban Focus in the Early 1930’s

For Sunday’s Still’s theme today of “Urban,” we’re going “below stairs” to the kitchen at the The Swan House, built by the Inman family of Atlanta, Georgia from 1924 to 1928. This is extreme wealth and what it could purchase……..and was the ideal of Urban living. I would say the Inman’s probably never went to…

It’s a Bokeh Spring: Lens Artist’s Challenge # 194

Sophia leads our challenge today and has a complete discussion about BOKEH. I tend to get some good BOKEH photographs purely by accident……and when I do I love them! The garden seems like a good place to start today! And, here are a few Palm Sunday treats! Won’t you join in the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge?…

Inside and Out: The Swan House, Atlanta, GA

The Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia, built for the Inman family from 1924 to1928, is perched on the top of a hill on 38 acres of prime land. It is now owned by the Atlanta History Center. There is a staircase at the back/front of the house, that originally featured a dramatic water cascade running…

The Last Walk in Oslo: Tjuvholmen Neighborhood

I’m joining in with the other walkers today, for Jo’s Monday Walk.  I know Jo won’t believe it, but we are taking our last walk in Oslo and I am kind of sad really! Norway is such a beautiful country and there is so much to see and do! One, of the last neighborhoods we…

Sunday Stills: The Amethyst Gardens

Who doesn’t love the colors purple, violet, or lavender? Next to white, they are my go-to colors in the garden! For Terri’s Sunday Stills, it all about Amethyst, or those lovely shades of purpley’s, so let’s look in the garden……….. First a little twirl of the lilacs is called for…….. Then a photo, that I…

WeekendCaféShare: Henna Hands

Welcome back to my Weekend Coffee Share! Perhaps today, we should have tea instead! I want to talk about India! And, I want to share a book, I have recently read! So, let’s settle in with tea! I like to read books about the countries I plan to visit, to get a glimpse of their…