And Last, But Not Least! Off to Israel

Israel is our final stop on the summer vaca! We will be here 7 days……….What will we see? Here are the pre-postcards sent your way! We have many sites and towns to see here! First, Tel Aviv……..and then Jerusalem……. and Bethlehem……. and the Masada…….. and a garden or two! And Haifa, and Jaffa and the…

The Other Spots in the Mediterranean

Moving on to more stops in the Mediterranean! Here are my pre-postcards from these countries on our trip! Crete……a look at the garden here! Tombs in Cyprus……….several days spent here exploring! A visit with the locals……. and Rhodes, added to the itinerary! Stay tuned for more! I’ll have oodles to write about!

Next, Off to Greece

From Turkey, then to Greece! What will we find here? I’m sending you pre-postcards of some of our stops in Greece and what we will hopefully see! I’ll be taking two cooking classes in Greece! One, is on wines and food pairing! The other is a Food and Wine Trail Adventure in Santorini, Greece! 9…

Just Like That: Off to Turkey

And, just like that, we are off to Istanbul, Turkey! We have met all the Covid compliances!!!!  We have our N95 masks, that have to be worn on the ship and at all destinations……….We have all the visas, and Covid heath insurance documents needed for certain countries. My there has been a lot of stuff…….and…

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…

And It’s Gone With the Wind

Today, we are visiting the Margaret Mitchell Museum in Atlanta, GA. It is in the city center and surrounded by high-rises now. But, thank goodness this building has not been torn down (like they are want to do in Atlanta) but has been re-stored. This is the home, (Apartment #1, that Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone…

WeekendCaféShare: The War in Ukraine Got Me Thinking

Good Morning WCS’ers!  We have been following the horror in the Ukraine and our trip there in a few weeks has been dashed. We are really disappointed, who would have thought a war would be going on……… We are hoping to still get in Bulgaria and Romania, only time will tell……. Updated: Those countries have…

Sunday Stills: The Urban Focus in the Early 1930’s

For Sunday’s Still’s theme today of “Urban,” we’re going “below stairs” to the kitchen at the The Swan House, built by the Inman family of Atlanta, Georgia from 1924 to 1928. This is extreme wealth and what it could purchase……..and was the ideal of Urban living. I would say the Inman’s probably never went to…

Inside and Out: The Swan House, Atlanta, GA

The Swan House in Atlanta, Georgia, built for the Inman family from 1924 to1928, is perched on the top of a hill on 38 acres of prime land. It is now owned by the Atlanta History Center. There is a staircase at the back/front of the house, that originally featured a dramatic water cascade running…

The Last Walk in Oslo: Tjuvholmen Neighborhood

I’m joining in with the other walkers today, for Jo’s Monday Walk.  I know Jo won’t believe it, but we are taking our last walk in Oslo and I am kind of sad really! Norway is such a beautiful country and there is so much to see and do! One, of the last neighborhoods we…

WeekendCaféShare: Henna Hands

Welcome back to my Weekend Coffee Share! Perhaps today, we should have tea instead! I want to talk about India! And, I want to share a book, I have recently read! So, let’s settle in with tea! I like to read books about the countries I plan to visit, to get a glimpse of their…

Thursday Doors: The Swan House

This week, for Thursday Doors, we are visiting the Swan House, which is part of the Atlanta History Center! Edward Inman was heir to a large cotton brokerage firm which grew after the Civil War. He was an Atlanta businessman with ties to real estate, transportation and banking. His wife Emily, enjoyed politics and the…

Sunday Stills: Feed the Birds and Then Some

Terri has us watching and feeding the birds this week for the Sunday Stills. I watch the birds from my front porch as they flitter around in our bushes. The Mockingbirds love our holly trees for making nests. I have an APP on my phone for recording data  on the birds and I can record…

WeekendCaféShare: I’ve Been Traveling With Pluto

It’s been awhile since I did a Weekend Coffee Share! What have I been up to? Grab a cup and we’ll have a chat over coffee! International travel has been on hold for two years, for us, and that has been a real bummer!  I’ve had plenty of time to move schedules around! But, so…

Six On Saturday: Critters in the Garden

Today, for SOS I thought I’d show critters I have found over the years in gardens………..what do you think? Do you have some kind of critter in your garden? Frogs are very popular, from tiny to huge! This critter was in a garden in Charleston, SC. We found the Mad Hatter in the Atlanta Botanical…