Square Up: Day 12

If you want to get attention, just add a bauble or two here and there. Then try to find them all over the city! SQUARE UP  

Challenge Your Camera: RED

Won’t you join Dr B and The Buddha Walks Into a Wine Bar for the latest challenge? Photography is one of those activities we can all have fun with and blog about, at home, in the garden, walking the streets, in the countryside, in a museum or gallery ….. the opportunities are endless. You can…

Life In Color: January 10, 2021

Another new challenge for me! This one will focus on color! This month the color is BROWN! Bullet holes made during Battle of Franklin, in the Civil War, in the old storehouse on Carnton Plantation To add your photos to this challenge, look on at the tab below and post on Sunday’s!  Won’t you join…

Six On Saturday: My Favorite English Garden

I have been to many, many, many English gardens. Oh, I miss them! Some were part of the National Trust and some of them were with The National Garden Scheme……..we loved them all……but one year, I came upon a garden with a Potting Shed to stay in……It was booked to the gills for that year,…

Square Up: Day 8

I’d look up just to see the slanty roof of that house! My, they do have the views too! Just look UP! It might be a tree line or a snow line! SQUARE UP

Challenge Your Camera: Architecture

Another new challenge for me! To Each Their Own Castle! Photography is one of those activities we can all have fun with and blog about, at home, in the garden, walking the streets, in the countryside, in a museum or gallery ….. the opportunities are endless. You can be a wizard or a novice with…

Thursday Doors: Haugesund, Norway

We’ve arrived in Haugesund on a very blustery, Sunday morning! This is a metropolis compared to the last few stops we have made in Norway! Haugesund once had a bustling herring industry, but now has gone over to the petroleum industry…..and I think the town has lost part of its charm because of it. There…

Square Up: Day # 5

This month Becky’s Square Challenge is all about UP! We climbed the hill to get to the church in the small village (50) of Le Crestet! The lavender growing on the walls gave us just the motivation to get on up there! Won’t you join Becky and the rest of us? The  theme is UP…

Square Up: January 3, 2021

I’m joining in with another Photo Challenge this New Year! It’s BECKY’S  SQUARE CHALLENGE! The Theme for January is UP! I hope we are all looking UP to a better year! I know I am………. It All Starts HERE! Won’t you join Becky and the rest of us? The  theme is UP and your photo…

Last On the Card: December 31, 2020

Brian (aka Bushboy) is running a monthly challenge where he asks you to post the last photo on your SD card or on your phone in my case! The rules are simple: 1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for December. 2. No editing – who cares if…

It’s Been a Good Time to Read a Book!

I’ve had a very good time reading this book, Keeping Christmas, by Kathleen Stokker, and learning about the Christmas traditions in Norway! It fit in perfectly with my Norway series, which I am about to start up again, since we’re not through Norway just yet! The book begins with the link between Viking customs and…

There’s Still Room For Some Christmas Cheer!

We had a lot of our traveling plans curtailed this year and who knows if and when we will ever be able to travel again, as we once did……………We added a few shorter state trips to our itinerary this year and that may be the way to go, as the country opens up again in…

Nordic Christmas Traditions: Birds at Christmas

  One of the things I learned about Norway, is the folks really like the outdoors! They love the clean, fresh air, the farm life and simple living. Another Norwegian tradition, with an unknown origin (although they have ideas about it) is the sharing of the julenek, or the sharing of grain, as a Christmas…