Since I haven’t gone anywhere lately where I could photograph doors, I’m recycling some previous ones I’ve posted, thematically. This week for Norm’s Thursday Doors, I present doors with flowers.Read More Thursday Doors With Flowers
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge continues exploring the senses; this week it is tasting. We have 5 basic type of tastes registered by our taste buds: bitter, salty, sour, sweet and savory. Sometimes fat is considered a 6th taste. The American diet contains a lot of processed foods, which add salt to them – salt is […]Read More CFFC: Yummy!!!
I don’t usually get up early. Especially now – what’s the point? I can’t go anywhere anyway! I have a routine of getting up, getting a cup of tea (I can’t tolerate coffee anymore, although I love it), a banana and a piece of Babybel cheese, and then going to a comfortable spot to read […]Read More Top o’ the Morning!
2020 Photo Challenge is about working on techniques to improve one’s photography. This month’s theme is patterns. Here are some of the host’s suggestions: February: Being Creative with Patterns look for various types of patterns – squares, circles, triangles and so on. Shoot from a different perspective. Look up, look down or shoot from a […]Read More 2020 Photo Challenge #6: Patterns
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
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
December 27, 2018 (This post is part of my travel journal, and also for Your Daily Prompt 3/8/19: Nobility; and for Norm’s Thursday Doors 3/7/19 ). This morning we visited Valley of the Kings, where there are 62 tombs of Egyptian nobility – specifically, pharaohs, including Tutankhamen. They date from Thutmose I of the 18th […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 9: Valley of the Kings & Howard Carter’s House
December 26, 2018 Luxor Temple, in the heart of Luxor city center, is much smaller than Karnak, making it easier to see and digest. We visited after dark, around 6:00 pm. Mohamed said it is more striking at night and he was right. Luxor Temple was almost right across the street from our hotel, Sofitel […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 8: Luxor Temple
At the Winter Palace Hotel in Luxor, Egypt, there were beautiful flowers growing in the gardens in back of the hotel. This is, I believe, bougainvillea. For more flowers to brighten your day, head over to Cee’s FOTD 2/11/19.Read More FOTD: Bougainvillea in Egypt
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is about contrasting colors, using a color wheel which shows which colors contrast with each other. In art, we often see paintings with colors that seem to pop out of the image. An artist may use what are called “complementary colors” (contrasting colors) to emphasize something […]Read More A Photo a Week: Contrasting Colors in Nature and by Design