One Word Photo Challenge: Giraffe

How about these little guys! Here are giraffe facts!  Giraffes are native to Africa. They feed on seeds, fruits and a wide variety of vegetation, however their favorite food is the acacia, a tree with dangerous thorns which they have adapted to eating with their copious amounts of thick saliva.  The spots on the bodies…

#MyGloriousGardens: Virginia Woolf’s Monks House

Today for the #MyGloriousGardens Theme we will be visiting the home and garden of Virginia and Leonard Woolf in Rodmell. I am doing the post in two parts: one this week and one next, because I think if you are like me you would want to see her cottage as well as her garden, am…

WeekendCoffeeShare: What Day Is It?

I have my days all mixed up this week, so I am posting on Sunday rather than Saturday, but hey, it still is the weekend right? Come up on the porch and grab yourself some coffee, what have you been up to? It is a beautiful day this morning and the birds are chirping and…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Moving Waters

My contribution for the “Moving Waters” theme for this weeks Photo a Week Challenge were all taken in France! From the mountains to the hillsides and small little villages, there is moving water! Enjoy! This is just one of the posts for A Photo a Week Challenge! Why don’t you check out the others! So…

Thursday Doors: Last Chance at Mainz!

We are saying goodbye to Mainz, but before we go, let’s see a few more doors! They certainly like pink here! Or a shade of rosy-pink! Even the trees are rosy pink! Many buildings and doors are pink trimmed! And many have the sign of the cross on them! There is the Mainz Cathedral here…

Travel Theme: Precious

Today’s theme for Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Challenge is Precious. As you get older you cling to the things that are important and let the things that are not, go. Material things get less and less important! Family, friends, pets and just enjoying life is right up there on the Richter Scale! Enjoy my post…

One Word Photo Challenge: Friends

I thought I would show a few friends while we are still visiting Mainz, Germany! Some friends prefer a spot near the tables……….. Some friends meet up in the Marketplatz………. Some friends give it a rest…….. Some friends bike there………… Some friends don’t want to talk to each other or look at each other either…………….

Jo’s Monday Walk: Mainz, Germany

We have been exploring the beautiful city of Mainz, Germany. In addition to the fantastic architecture, cobbled streets, historic churches, wine caves and restaurants, there are the sculptures sprinkled along our walk! If you are taking a river cruise this is one of the best cities to visit! The three and a half mile historic…

#MyGloriousGardens: The Charleston Farmhouse

Today we are visiting one of my favorite gardens! Won’t you join me? This challenge is brought to us by Old House In the Shires! Charleston Farmhouse, the home of Vanessa Stephen Bell, (Virginia Woolf’s sister) is about six miles from Monk’s House, (Virginia Woolf’s home) as the the crow flies. The farmhouse sits in…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Wish I Was Here!

It has been another busy week! There was the holiday, shopping, entertaining and just having a good relaxing time! The weekend felt like a vacation! All this fun puts me in the mood for a real vacation. So if we were having coffee this morning I would want to be sitting at this cáfe, in…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Yellow

Today I’m joining in the “Yellow” theme for the Photo a Week Challenge by Nancy Merrill. I love yellow or a touch of yellow, especially on houses, but not so much in my garden! Just a few, one of many, quirks I have! This is just one of the posts for A Photo a Week Challenge!…

Thursday Doors: Still in Mainz, Germany

We’re still walking the cobblestones of Mainz and thoroughly enjoying every minute! If you would like to refresh your memory of the bits of Mainz, read last week’s post Here. The Heiliggeist, or Holy Ghost is a favorite restaurant! You know me, there would have to be one photo of food! And how about all…

Where’s My Backpack: Grassy

Talk about a throw back, let’s say Tuesday, since it’s Tuesday! SB has a new toy. It converts slides into digital photos. So he has been going through his slides from the 70’s! OMG! He bought the Wolverine F2D Mighty, Film to Digital Converter, from Amazon. Perhaps you have old films or slides and would…

#MyGloriousGarden: The Gardens of Mainz, Germany

Today I am participating in the #MyGloriousGardens Link Party, from Old House In the Shires, where we share photos of DUH, Gardens! In March we were in Mainz, Germany and several IPhone photos were snapped of the blooming plants and flowers all around this beautiful city, situated on the Rhine River. Mostly my past trips…