Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #84 : Narrow

I’m joining the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week for the first time. Amy, from The World is a Book has chosen Narrow as our theme…… First a narrow street and tunnel in Stockholm………… This sculpture was on board the Seven Seas Explorer……it looks like an angel to me with a very narrow waist………hopefully my new…

Sixish On Saturday:Say It With Flowers

or maybe a stroll in the park………. I couldn’t help myself. I had to show more of beautiful Riga, Latvia. The city has turned the OLD MOAT, that surrounded the medieval historic area, into a beautiful little waterway that meanders through the city. The walkways are large on either side and the parks are well…

Thursday Doors: The Medieval Riga, Latvia

In 1201, Riga was a small port town. From the 13th century to the 15th century Riga grew, as one of the key centers of the Hanseatic League, (towns with German ties that functioned with independent political power)  Because of their valuable trading and cultural routes Riga flourished and led the way in current trends…

Weekly Smiles: The Valentine Edition

Last summer, on our cruise on the Regent Seven Seas Explorer, we celebrated our anniversary……….The butler and staff surprised us by decorating our room and  making these delightful little cakes………… They were in our room when we came back from our excursion. That put a smile on our faces that I can still remember! Our…

Six On Saturday: Sleuthing in Riga, Latvia

Good Morning SOS’ers! I hope you have been following us along at our stop in Riga! There is so much to see and do here! It’s like being in a fairytale! My photos for today come from just one of the restaurants/garden areas and I’m going to call this one Stonehenge! Scattered all around Riga…

Thursday Doors in Riga, Latvia

There are many layers to Riga, Latvia………There is the economic layer, with the bright and shiny new buildings across the river from the Medieval Village, where the cobblestones and ramparts can still be seen. There is the old moat, now filled with water, dividing a beautiful, tranquil park into left bank and right, in the…

Weekly Smiles: It’s Like Valentines’s Day Here!

I’ve been decorating for Valentine’s Day! Foo-fooing my home for the holidays always puts a smile on my face………….I like to add something here, a little something there, and voila it’s a holiday! This is the little kitchen cupboard…… See anything different about it since Christmas? Yes, I’ve added a nest and put little pie…

Six On Saturday In My Own Back Yard

Good Morning SOS’s and Happy Saturday! Today, as promised, I am showing my garden in January and my Christmas Amaryllis! The Featured Photo was when the “A” was just blooming and look at it now! I’ve had to prop it up and tie it together! When I go out I am always checking the neighbor’s…

Weekly Smile: Cookin’ and Cruzin’

I’m up early, this overcast Monday morning, preparing vegetables to make a Vegetable Beef Soup. Now, there is nothing wrong with a good beef soup……….I like cutting up the fresh vegetables and browning the beef and adding the spices and letting it simmer all day. Then into the fridge it goes, because most soups and…

Six On Saturday: The Helsinki Edition

Good morning SOS’s! If you’ve been following along we’ve been in Helsinki on a Cultural Walk! As we got around the neighborhoods we also saw  beautiful flowers and trees. Let’s look at those today! This arrangement on the path, just placed here for everyone to enjoy, is a good choice of color and texture, don’t…

Thursday Doors: Porvoo, Finland

Today, for my Thursday Doors I’m showing you doors from Porvoo, Finland, population 50,000, which is primarily the village of Porvoo and not the OLD TOWN.  Located about one hour from Helsinki, it is well worth the trip for the scenery and the delights of this medieval village. I have written a full post about…

Weekly Smile: Is It Finished Yet?

My smile for this week: My new kitchen may get finished today! Yeah! I say may, because one never knows about small hiccups and we’ve been having some small hiccups concerning glass cabinet doors. I was playing with the Waterlogue App on my IPhone, which I love to do, and decided to show my kitchen…

Six On Saturday In Porvoo, Finland

Hei! That is the Finnish word for Hello! So, Hellooooooo SOS’s! I feel like I am finally getting back into the swing of things! 2019 was a very busy year for us and we don’t look to slow down any time soon!  It has been so warm this winter and I am itching to get…

Weekly Smile: Color

Happy Monday everyone! I was looking through my recent travel photos and I must say these colors put a smile on my face! When we were in Helsinki, Finland this couple looked so happy to be sitting on a bench in Sibelius Park, so we asked if we could take their photo! Smiles all around…

Sort of Thursday Doors: We’re On to a New Year!

Disclaimer…………..This post is going to be long………..it may take a while for all the photos to load……..there will be a quiz at the end…………..just sayin”. But, oh my, what a year I had! To say the last few months year has been jam-packed would be an understatement! Now, I am never too sure what day…