Thursday Doors: The Doors of Istanbul

Today for Thursday Doors we are again in Istanbul! My first photo is of a local restaurant that features seating with cushions around low tables or seating at tables and chairs, like we know it! The glass door slides open and covers the entire restaurant front! At night they just slide it shut! So, for…

Thursday Doors: Doors in Istanbul, Turkey

This week I thought we would look at some doors in Istanbul, Turkey.  From the Sultania Hotel, near the historic district, we walked around the corner to a travel agency, where we met up with a small group, who were taking a boat tour around the Golden Horn! Istanbul is very modern…………. It is the…

Travel Theme: Tidy

Look at all the tidiness in Istanbul, Turkey! You can’t get much tidier than this! Clean and Tidy go together! Isn’t that the saying? Yes, it is clean and tidy in Istanbul! The buildings are spotless! And so are the Gardens! I hope you have enjoyed my photos of TIDY! This is a part of…

A Photo A Week: Aquamarine

Turkey is the best place to find the color Turquoise, a shade between blue and green. Aquamarine, is a shade between green and blue.  I think it is hard to see the difference! I hope you enjoy my photos for the challenge! This is just one of the posts for A Photo a Week Challenge!…

Jo’s Monday Walk: A Visit to Sissinghurst

A summer in the UK would not be complete for me without a visit to Sissinghurst Garden, one of my favorites! This is the garden that Vita Sackville-West and her husband, Harold, made home. Vita was also a friend of Virginia Wolfe, Vanessa Bell and the Bloomsbury Group, which I have written about in previous…

Cruising: Let’s Pack!

The days of the steamer trunk are over!  And remember these? We’ve all had them! Suitcases are now much lighter and made of sturdier fabrics made for wear and tear! There are some great new packing ideas, especially for the Cruisers! Let’s see the new bags and how they can be used for the cruising…

Floral Friday

Short and sweet for Friday! Some sunshine for you!

Thursday Doors: The Garden Doors

Today, since I have been recovering from my yearly dose of poison ivy, I’d like to share garden doors from various gardens in the UK. What a wonderful and surprising place to find doors! The first is a garden entrance at Agatha Christie’s home at Greenway. There are so many different doors to be found…

Travel Theme: Abroad

Abroad starts here for me! First you read about the places you would like to see! This is a part of the Where’s My BackPack’s Travel Theme challenge. To participate just click Here!

A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes

I’ve been spending a lot of time in my garden photos since I’ve had a severe bout of poison ivy, ha ha! Here are some three’s in the garden! This is just one of the posts for A Photo a Week Challenge! Why don’t you check out the others! So much fun!

Jo’s Monday Walk: Savannah, Georgia

It’s summer and we must have a  see of Savannah and all it has to offer! What is it about Savannah? Is it the Savannah River that draws our attention? Or the old warehouses to explore along the waterfront? Or the riverboats and cobblestoned streets? I think it is the Spanish moss hanging from the…

#MyGloriousGardens: The Garden of Ellen Terry

This week for my bit for #MyGlorious Gardens we are visiting Smallhythe Place near Tenderden, Kent. Smallhythe Place, the home of Ellen Terry, is located on a rural road, near Tenterden in Kent. Coming from a narrow, graveled, country lane from the Bullein Barn B&B, Smallhythe Place was at the end of it. Everyday we…

WeekendCoffeeShare: Smiles All Around!

Bonjour, hola and olá!  Come in, come in. What kind of coffee would you like this week? Iced?  I know, let’s have a Bailey’s Mocha Frappucino!  I’ve got plenty of jars about, since I have been using them this week! Come sit on the porch a spell and tell me all about your week! Was…

Cruising: It’s All in the Bag

I am a firm believer in safety. In this day and age one can’t be too safe. Some things you have control over, other things not so much.  Safety for me starts with my personal belongings and the one thing that would put a heavy damper on my vacation would be having my identity stolen…

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…