WeekendCoffeeShare: Time to Get Movin’

I’m drinking a cuppa of Nespresso Italia Pecan Biscotti coffee! I need to get moving!  I am sending you a message in a bottle, since we can’t meet up personally! Pull out the message and read all about it! I have been looking at my autumn decorations since September 1st. First, I added the Fall…

Six on Saturday; Kjerringøy, Norway

Today, I thought I would show you what gardening looks like when you live in Kjerringøy, Norway (population 450) a village, above the Arctic Circle. The Kjerringøy Trading Post was in its heyday from 1829 until the 1860’s. This was the most northern port for fishermen, who would set out in their small boats, going…

Thursday Doors at Røkenes Farm, Near Harstad, Norway

We’re making our way back to Harstad, but first, we have one more stop! The Røkenes Farm has been owned by the same family since 1673, 10 generations, with the main house dating back to 1750. As you can see from the first photos it is in a beautiful, tranquil setting! We’ve traveled along the…

Six On Saturday; Chihuly at Cheekwood Gardens

A couple of weeks ago we were invited to Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee for the outdoor exhibit of Dale Chihuly. Once a year, the American, glass sculptor, picks one garden to feature his very large-scale pieces of glass. We were excited about this, because we have never been to a Chihuly event and never…

Six On Saturday; My Summer Garden Is Not Done Yet

Good Morning SOS folks! I thought I’d get photos of the last of the summer days! It’s finally cooling down to the 70’s in the daytime and 50ish at night! I planted the agapanthus a few years back as annuals and they have come back every year! I’ve probably jinxed myself now! I potted the…

Thursday Doors? in Bergen, Norway

We are on the way back to Bergen after visiting the Edvard Grieg House, Troldhaugen. It’s still raining, but we have settled in with it. Our guide is asked about all the electric cars here and we learn Bergen has an abundance of them because of tax breaks that were originally offered as an incentive…

Six on Saturday, Finally It’s a Garden Path!

Hellooo everyone! Welcome to my SOS! It’s been awhile I know! Sometimes life just gets in the way of my blogging! This Spring, I felt we were going down that Rabbit Hole that has been my back garden………… Remember last year we placed new sod in the Upper Terrace in the Woodland Garden, because I…

Six on Saturday in Kristiansand, Norway: Again

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! We’re still in Kristiansand, Norway, so let’s get a look at what I think makes for a great entrance to a new city….. When you first approach a city, whether by ship or road, does it look appealing? Is there a welcome sign? Is the sight clean or dirty? Is their something…

Thursday Doors in Kristiansand, Norway

This morning we are continuing our walk in Kristiansand, Norway and making our way to the Old Town, called Posebyen. But, before we get a move on, I want to say some more about COLOR! I just can’t get over the play of light on the colors. They are so brilliant and crisp. Crisp and…

Six On Saturday in Kristiansand, Norway

Good Mornin’ SOS’ers! Today, I am in Kristiansand, Norway! There are four distinct sections to the city and for our first SOS here, we will walk to the Wergeland Square area, central to the main shopping area and the hub of the city. The Kristiansand Cathedral, is featured prominently in the middle and is completely…

Six On Saturday: It’s Finish Up day

Good Mornin’, SOS’ers!  58 posts later and we are finishing up the first two weeks of the Baltics Cruise! Let’s take one more look at the gardens of Warnemunde, Germany, before we head back to the ship! We’ve had a great two weeks! Remember all the pears, real and faux? They were everywhere! and so…

Six On Saturday: The Warnemunde, Germany Edition

Today my SOS is coming from Warnemunde, Germany! It would be hard to find a seaside resort, more enchanting than this one!  Walking along the old fisherman’s cottages, you are greeted by color at every turn. We’ll start first, right along the harbor’s edge, where the larger homes were built on higher ground, probably so…

Six On Saturday: The Schwerin, Germany Edition

I know I have been delinquent in my duty to SOS! I never thought that being in lockdown would keep me so busy! I need a schedule now! I have caught up with the all the things I wanted to do “when I had time,” and I’ve had plenty of that! So, now let’s see…

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #84 : Narrow

I’m joining the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge this week for the first time. Amy, from The World is a Book has chosen Narrow as our theme…… First a narrow street and tunnel in Stockholm………… This sculpture was on board the Seven Seas Explorer……it looks like an angel to me with a very narrow waist………hopefully my new…

Sixish On Saturday:Say It With Flowers

or maybe a stroll in the park………. I couldn’t help myself. I had to show more of beautiful Riga, Latvia. The city has turned the OLD MOAT, that surrounded the medieval historic area, into a beautiful little waterway that meanders through the city. The walkways are large on either side and the parks are well…