December 28, 2018 Most of the members of our group opted to take a balloon ride over the west bank of the Nile. We, however, did not go because Dale is afraid of heights and I was very tired because I had not slept well in either of the hotels we’d stayed in so far. […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 12: Esna & the Temple of Khnum
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Shadows. This afternoon’s walk was a great time to photograph shadows. It was mid-afternoon and the sun was shining. Fence Hedges Railroad crossing In Israel, we saw this: Cat Barrier on the Mediterranean Sea I took this beautiful shot of the Sphinx in Egypt – it looks like […]Read More CFFC: Shadows
I thought the topic for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge, looks like a face, would be difficult. But actually I had some fun with it! Scary face – Masada, Israel Scrunched up faces – Chicago Botanic Gardens Astonished face – Dr. Evermore’s Forevertron (Wisconsin) “Oops, I need to go to the bathroom” Rorschach face […]Read More CEE’s B&WPC: Faces
More beauties from Chicago Botanic Gardens’ orchid show! For more flowers to brighten your day, go to Cee’s FOTD 3/22/19.Read More FOTD: Orchids in White and Orange
On January 13, our Maranatha tour group visited the Church of All Nations, which is right next to the Garden of Gethsemane in Jerusalem. The Garden of Gethsemane has several olive trees that are thousands of years old – that is to say, they were already there when Jesus went there to pray before his […]Read More Thursday Doors: Church of All Nations, Jerusalem
Here is my flower for Cee’s FOTD 3/21/19. What do you see in the purple and yellow “Rorschach inkblot?” Photo taken at the orchid show at Chicago Botanic Gardens in early March.Read More FOTD: White Orchid with a Rorschach Inkblot?
December 27, 2018 A Walk to Lunch Back in the city of Luxor (about 850,000 population), our bus driver dropped us off in the vicinity of the place where we would have lunch. The restaurant was a few blocks away down dusty streets, and we had to walk. I was glad for this because as […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 11: Luxor – Lunch, a Ferry Ride, & Dinner with a Local Family
I captured these pretty purple frilly orchids at the Chicago Botanic’s annual orchid show. Posted for Cee’s FOTD, 3/19/19.Read More FOTD: Frilly Orchids
I took a walk today – it was a bit windy but the temperature wasn’t bad – about 40°F and the sun was shining! Yesterday I saw my first robin of the year and today I noticed early flowers are beginning to appear! My snowdrops are coming up and a few are already blooming! As […]Read More Early Signs of Spring!
December 27, 2018 All the funerary temples and tombs are located on the west bank of the Nile. The ancient Egyptians believed that death was associated with the sunset, and thus all the temples to the deceased were to be built on the side of the setting sun. All temples of the living (such as […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 10: Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut & Memnon Colossi