Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus on the Flowers

I love to photograph flowers when I visit gardens. I especially like a very focused shot. These were some of my favorites from the Great Dixter Gardens in East Sussex, UK. And I wanted to try the Snapseed App on this photo! Here is the original photo! And here it is using the Distressed FX…

Travel Theme: Seeds

Today’s Travel Theme for Where’s My Backpack is SEEDS! How about a trip to Renfros Farm Supply in Matthews, SC, to get our seeds? This is the real deal farm supply store that has everything! Including Seeds! And more seeds………… And everything else for the garden to grow! You need to advertise that you sell seeds,…

One Word Photo Challenge: Glue

Oh my, what do we have here? Broken Waterford Crystal that’s what! As I was dusting one day I happened to look in my china cupboard and thought, “these crystal coffee goblets don’t look right!” They were broken at the base and their tops were leaning ever so gently to the side and up against…

A Photo a Week Challenge: Boats and Ships

For this week’s challenge we are to share a photo or two, or more, featuring crafts that move on the water. I have lots to share so here is my entry for this week! I’m starting off with the big boys! Then the medium sized crafts…………. Moving on to boats in St Ives, Cornwall……………….. And then…

#MyGloriousGardens: Virginia Woolf’s Monks House Garden

Today, I am featuring my second post on Virginia Woolf’s garden, Monks House. If you missed my first post, it is HERE.  In letters to friends Virginia said, “ The point of Monks House is the garden. I shan’t tell you, for you must come and sit there on the lawn with me, or stroll…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Poison Ivy and Bio Bits

If we were having coffee I would invite you onto the porch and say, “let’s skip the coffee and go right to the Mimosas! Pretend we’re at the beach!” Or maybe how about a taste of fresh strawberries?  Let’s drink something that just screams SUMMER!  I have not been feeling so great. Those red, angry-looking…

Cruising: Where To Start

This week begins my new series on Cruising! If you have read my Introductory Cruising Page you will know how “Cruising” as a destination developed for us. We are now booked on the five star, Regent Seven Seas Explorer for our first cruise EVER! In the months that have gone by I have learned a great…

Travel Theme: Decadent

Decadent: luxuriously doing what one wants.  I’ve made the flowers from my garden decadent! This is a part of the Where’s My BackPack’s Travel theme challenge. To participate just click Here!

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…