Dubrovnik; More to The Old Town Edition

I had to write one more edition on Old Town Dubrovnik before we head out to the country to grandma’s house. That will be in the next post! I’m starting in that park just outside the city’s fortress walls, where there are places to park. It is a beautiful spot and very busy with the…

Six On Saturday: The Home Edition

Weather: 48 degrees and rainy………….Good Morning! We are getting a good rain this morning, so it’s a good thing we got a lot done yesterday in the garden. I do not know how there could possibly be a leaf left on the ground, but we sacked another 4 bags yesterday and pruned and raked and…

Six On Saturday: Something to Warm Up To

Good morning SOSer’s! Today, I am doing two posts……….so please bear with me, I just couldn’t help it! The older I get I find myself paying more attention to my surroundings. Especially the flowers tucked in here and there. This week I was writing about Croatia and decided to add these photos in a SOS….

Thursday Doors in Dubrovnik, Croatia

Good morning Door Friends! This morning our ship is in the port at Dubrovnik, Croatia and after a short bus ride we were dropped off in a beautiful garden, complete with a sidewalk florist (oh, that is another post) Our guide is ready to take us through the city gates of Dubrovnik. What doors will…

Making Our Way to Split, Croatia and Then Some

One of the best things about cruising with Regent Seven Seas Cruise Lines is that they offer so many different excursions to meet everyone’s tastes. There are at least ten to twenty excursions at each port to choose from and that does not include the excursions with a private driver to take you wherever you…

Six On Saturday: Now Where Were We?

Good morning SOS friends! It has been a beautiful week in the 70’s here! Yikes, that is very warm for this time of year! So, we have been making hay while the sun shines so to speak……….well mostly raking and pruning and raking and digging and hauling ……. My camellias are all in fine form……this…

Thursday Doors in Trogir, Croatia

We’re in Trogir, Croatia and throughly enjoying our time here. If you missed my first post on this island city and would like to learn more, look HERE! That post includes one of Trogir’s famous  doors! First, a glance around, before we cross the bridge to get to the island! You can see from this…

Welcome to Trogir, Croatia

Good morning! Today, we started the next two-week leg of our Mediterranean cruise! All our stops, the previous two weeks, have been fabulous and we are looking forward to the rest of the cruise! We have made our way overnight to the port at Split, Croatia. First, we will be traveling seventeen miles to Čiovo,…

Six On Saturday: Is It Spring Yet?

We’ve been busy in the garden this week! At the end of every day we had this look! We went plant hunting……and now in my hallway, we are growing these, since the weather turned cold for a few days……. and my favorite plant that just kept speaking to me at the garden center……….BananAppeal! The Featured…

There’s More to Burano, Italy!

I’ve posted about our stops at the port in Venice, HERE and HERE. Now, you can see exactly where we have been, by looking on the map. If you have been to Venice before, or want to spend some time away from the maddening crowds of Venice, you might want to think about going to…

Thursday Doors in Burano, Italy

We have left the island of Murano, where we visited one of the furnaces and show rooms of the famous Venetian glass blowers, who have produced fine glass there since the 1200’s. Now, we are going to Burano, another island north of Venice on the Venetian Lagoon. It is a forty minute ride by water…

Venice to Murano, Italy

This morning we are arriving in Venice! We are halfway through our cruise and many folks will be departing and new passengers picked up. Since we have been to Venice before, in the two days that we are here, we have decided to visit Murano and Burano, small islands off the mainland of Italy. Murano…

Six On Saturday: My Eye Is On You!

And you, and you, and you! In the past weeks I have written about a critter or critters or bugs eating my pansies……..The bugs were earwigs and thanks to the Propagator, who told me that I had earwigs in my pansies, I soon remedied that problem, I think.  But, I also had mature big plants…

How Many Doors Are There at Bled Castle?

In 1004, the German King, Henry II, signed a donation deed to give the Castle at Lake Bled to Albuin, Bishop of Brixen. It seems the King thought that the six day ride in a wagon drawn by four horses was just too much and he could get the property off his hands and show…

5 Reasons to Visit Lake Bled, Slovenia

We have made it to Lake Bled, Slovenia! If you would like to see the scenery along the way, from the port at Koper to Lake Bled look HERE! Why do folks want to come to Lake Bled, you ask? 1. The area is absolutely beautiful! 2. Lake Bled has a colorful history! 3. It…