Just One Postcard: The Birthday

Dear Friends, I turned 75 last week and this is what one gets for your birthday at that age! and this is how I feel about that!   Sometimes, I have a lot to say and sometimes I think a photo says it all, don’t you?  Sometimes, I’m traveling and sometimes I’m gardening, fiddling in…

Stage Two and Off to the Right

On the morning we came into Antalya, Turkey, part of our excursion for the day had been updated to “STRENUOUS.” Hmmm…….I took one look at those mountains and thought maybe it would be better for me to sit this one out and just enjoy a sea day and the view! As we had no official…

Thursday Doors: Termessos National Park; Antalya, Turkey

Something niggled at me to stay on the ship, when we first arrived in Antalya, Turkey. Hubby was not deterred by the planned excursion, so off he went. My last words to him, whenever he sets off alone is, “don’t forget I need some door photos! Did you hear that? I NEED door photos! Not,…

Just Some Food: Turkish Delight

Today, for the Just Some Food Challenge, I am featuring a very popular sweet in Turkey, known as Turkish Delight. It is a family of confections based on a gel of starch and sugar. Premium varieties consist largely of chopped dates, pistachios, hazelnuts or walnuts. Traditional varieties are often flavored with rosewater, bergamot, orange, lemon,…

Thursday Doors: Shopping in Bodrum, Turkey

We’re taking a break from the amphitheater, castle, and the museum to go shopping in the Old Town Bodrum Bazaar. Here, shopping consists of new shops in an outdoor setting. Remember the hatches in the columns to insert coverings for the walkways in Ancient Ephesus? That is still done today, to keep the heat off…

Just One Person: The Chestnut Roaster

This time, for Just One Person, I have the Chestnut Roaster in Rome! It was pouring rain and those chestnuts smelled like they were burning! You could smell them from several blocks away! He just carried on, no problem! Was he bored?  Was it just a job? Rain or shine same ol’ same ol’? Bringin’…

Jo’s Monday Walk: The Museum of Underwater Archaeology

Today, we are entering the castle! Finally! It now houses the Museum of Underwater Archeology and I was so excited because I wanted to learn more about those pots that were scattered here and there, all over the grounds of the castle! The pieces that I was most interested in, were the pointy bottomed ones…

Thursday Doors in Bodrum, Turkey

We’ve been exploring the outside of Bodrum Castle in Bodrum, Turkey. Will we find some doors? How about this view through a door and through the window? You’re not going to break down this door too easily! The chapel was turned into a mosque when the Turks defeated the Christian Knights in 1522. They added…

Just One Postcard: A Cookie in the New Year!

Dear Friends, It is a New Year and these are the cookies we are eating now (as if we need any) after all the food over the holidays! The plate is appetizer size, the package teeny tiny and the cookie smaller than a quarter! On to a New Year! PS I’m showing off a new…

What Did We Find in Bodrum, Turkey?

We’ve arrived in Bodrum, it says so on the little boat! That is parked next to all the other little boats! That takes us to the shore road to Bodrum, Turkey. Follow the hay truck into the city……….. and glance back to get a good look.  I love the white, white sugar cube houses! It…

Just One Postcard: Bodrum, Turkey

Sometimes, I have a lot to say and sometimes I think a photo says it all, don’t you?  Sometimes, I’m traveling and sometimes I’m gardening, fiddling in the cottage, or reading a good book. So, I thought a postcard could say what is on my mind every week! Nothing large, just what I am thinking…

Lunch In a Garden in Kas, Turkey

We are starting off from Tire, Turkey. If you read my previous post, you know the cruise travelers are worked up! I am hoping lunch can put some smiles back on their faces, as it affects everyone on the bus. The bus is whisper quiet as we move along the barren roads. We drive on…

Thursday Doors: Lesbos, Greece

Take a look at some of the doors we discovered while we visited Agiasos (population 2,500) a small village in Lesbos, Greece…………….Just out strollin.” Then we met the guard dog………..in the garden……… My favorite house was the “corner house.” I would have loved to have seen the inside of it! The vines just made it…

Lens-Artists Challenge #195, Vivid Color Expressions

Anne leads today…….and nothing makes me happier than the color in a flower or the colors in a garden! Color comes from the garden to the plate! I ate this salad in Stockholm, Sweden and I loved the color and texture of the pink grapefruit dressing! Green can be anything, but boring…….Personally, I think it…