January 1-2, 2019 Tonight was to be our last night on our lovely dahabeya, the Aida, so there was a celebration. When we returned from the Daraw livestock market, of course, the steward had cleaned our room as he did every day. Anyone who has been on a cruise knows about towel art: you come […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 21: Last Night on the Aida
On January 26, we happily celebrated the marriage of our daughter, Tamara, to her soulmate, Liam. It was a very eclectic group of friends that came to celebrate with our families. For Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week, here is my interpretation of her theme, Getting Your Ducks in a Row. These are the members […]Read More A Photo a Week: Lining Up to Celebrate
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is photos capturing people unaware, in other words, candid shots., reminding me of that old TV show, Candid Camera. Visitor on a rocking horse outside Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam Women in Arusha, Tanzania A Chicago Sinfonietta concert patron tries out the sitar during intermission at Symphony Hall in Chicago… […]Read More CFFC: You’re On Candid Camera!
Feb. 12, 2018 Our last day at Serengeti National Park, and our last safari day, was spent looking for kopjes and spotting some new animals. We also spend some time observing hippos. Once again, we were up at dawn. Our first animal of the day joined us during our breakfast – a praying mantis! The […]Read More Serengeti NP: Topis, Kopjes and Hippos, Oh My!
Nancy Merrill’s “A Photo a Week” (APAW) topic for this week is Crowd. *From A Day In the Life by the BeatlesRead More APAW: “A Crowd of People Stood and Stared”*
Frank Jansen at Dutch Goes the Photo! has a weekly Tuesday Photo Challenge. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. provided the inspiration for a concert I attended last weekend by Chicago Sinfonietta, an orchestra which celebrates diversity and aims to redefine classical music to attract a wider audience. The orchestra always has some sort of activity […]Read More Tuesday Photo Challenge: Messages of Faith, Love, and Joy
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is the letter U – must have both an ‘o’ and a ‘u’ in the word. Round Fountains Mountain Clouds Consumers Couple Spouse Dungeon The Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon, Charleston, SC. It was built by […]Read More CFFC: Oh, you!!
Every week, a local florist creates two bouquets for our church altar, arranging them into two silver vases. After church, a “flower committee” gives each often to people who couldn’t make it to church for one reason or another. Since I had surgery last Monday, they designated one of the bouquets for me, probably assuming […]Read More FOTD: Church Bouquet (and happy anniversary)
November 24, 2016 Today is Thanksgiving in the U.S., and since Carlênia, my sister-in-law, has dual citizenship, I had promised her we’d take her to a nice restaurant of her choice for “Thanksgiving” dinner. She chose a famous Italian restaurant, La Fiorentina, conveniently located in Leme* just a couple of blocks from the apartment where […]Read More A walk in Rio’s Flamengo neighborhood
Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge this week is entryways and doors. These are facades & doorways in my neighborhood, decorated for Halloween/fall.Read More CFFC: Halloween facades