Life in Color: Green in the Orchid Conservatory

Yesterday, I showed some of the pinks in the Orchid Conservatory of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for Cee’s FOTD and today, I am showing some greens that I found there too! This Orchid Conservatory is the largest in the world! I know nothing about orchids or exotic flowers, but I took hundreds of photos here!…

FOTD: The Orchid Conservatory

The Orchids, today, all were seen at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, Orchid Conservatory……..There were hundreds of them, but I chose these 3 purple-pinks to show you today! Aren’t they beautiful? Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and color into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? Challenge rules, why…

Six On Saturday: Great Dixter Garden

Good Morning SOS’ers! Another Saturday and another garden in the UK! Nathanial Lloyd, made his fortune when he founded his own color printing firm in 1893. By 1909, he was so successful, that he was able to retire and devoted himself to golf and his passion for shooting….. He and his wife, Daisy, began to…

Friday’s Foods of the World: The Ash House, Yeovil, UK

Getting from Point A to Point B is more fun if you have shorter driving times and lots of smaller a’s, b’s and c’s along the route. It also helps us to take more breaks when we are driving a different traffic pattern than we are used to ( driving on the left instead of…

Thursday Doors: Stourhead

For Today’s Doorscursion I am taking you to Stourhead!  Now a National Trust property, this 600 acre property is located at the source of the  River Stour in the southwest of the English county of Wiltshire and extends into Somerset. Here we are at the gatekeep……..quite impressive don’t you think? Going on in we find…

Challenge Your Camera: Close-Up

Today, for Dr B’s, Challenge Your Camera, we are to do close ups…..     The only close ups I do is of flowers…….any lower to the ground, I would not be able to get back up! Ha Ha! For the last 8 years or so, I have only taken photos  with my IPhone.  After looking…

Life In Color: Irish Green

For the month of March Jude has picked Green for the Life in Color Challenge….So I am picking Irish Green, for today, and may do it all month! You can’t get much greener than Ireland! Ireland has three special features……green land, green water and lots of green plants! Let’s walk up this hill! and then…

Jo’s Monday Walk: The Cemetery

If you follow my blog, you will know that last Friday I wrote about food in Turkey and one of the tourist excursions that turned to be one of the most interesting I have ever been on…..Today for Jo’s Monday Walk I am revealing what else I saw on the walk….. We started from high…

Six On Saturday: Bormes-Les-Mimosas, France

The entire city of Bormes-les-Mimosas is a city in bloom! In 2003, the city was awarded the Gold Medal by the Entente Florale…… This is the “Flowery Alliance of Europe,” an international horticultural competition that recognizes municipalities and villages for excellence in horticultural displays. Trophies are presented annually by  tourist boards and horticultural societies of…

Friday’s Foods of the World

As I’ve been looking at my photos lately I come to notice how many photos I have of FOOD! I love food and the way it is presented and I often capture that in my photos! If there is also a nice setting to eat in, doesn’t that just make the food taste better? I…

Thursday Doors: France

Today, for Thursday Doors I thought we would visit some little villages in France!   To discover remarkable architecture some times you must get way off the beaten track…. trekking to the village of La Rochepot, France (population less than 200) ……….definitely my kind of place……the smaller the better…. we came here  in 2006, to…

Just One Person From Around the World: Oslo, Norway

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World! I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are…

Jo’s Monday Walk: Backtrackin’

This is a story of how one thing leads to another………….Today, for Jo’s Walk I am taking you to the village of Kinlet (population roughly 650) in the UK. Why here you ask? I have traced my ManyGreatsGrandmother, Elizabeth Corbin and the Roger Mortimer family (also my relation) back to this village and I wanted…

Life In Color: Very Yellow

There are little yellow paper boats and then Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s little, very yellow, submarine…..   I hope you have enjoyed my YELLOW today! See you next week! Hey Jude says: To add your photos to this challenge, look on at the tab below and post on Sunday’s!  Won’t you join us? Here are the Guidelines!…

Six On Saturday: The Secret Gardens of St Ives

Today, we are visiting some gardens that I came upon by chance when visiting St Ives! It was a Secret Garden Tour, so wasn’t I the lucky one! Many of the gardens were behind garden doors like this! Wouldn’t you want to know what was behind that door? This photo was taken from inside the…