Travel Words’ 2020 Photo Challenge theme for September is “point of view” and for this final week, the subject is shoot from above.Read More 2020 Photo Challenge: Shot From Above
Basil René’s Life Captured Photo Prompt (LCPP) this week has the topic without power. I started thinking about things that don’t have power and first thought of living beings without power – children, defenseless animals kept in cages, black men in a police chokehold or being unable to breathe when pinned to the ground. However, […]Read More LCPP: Without Power
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!
Amy at Lens-Artists has as her theme for this week’s challenge: river. Starting out close to home, here is the Des Plaines River during a November walk on the Des Plaines River Trail. This is a very pretty stretch of the slow-moving river, but it is responsible for many floods in the cities along its […]Read More Lens-Artists #89: A River Runs Through It
Nancy’s A Photo A Week challenge this week features landscapes. These are some landscapes from my travels, and closer to home. July in Austria – scene looking down from Melk Abbey, where the Inn and Danube Rivers meet. Austria – cruising the Inn River near Schärding June at Kinderdijk, Netherlands February in Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania […]Read More Landscapes Around the World
It’s the last day of Becky’s January Square with the topic of ____light, and I am ending my participation with refracted light, such as the light that makes sunsets so colorful! South Dakota Tanzania Illinois (Mississippi River) Illinois – Arlington Heights Mont St.-Michel, France Egypt (on the Nile) On the Caribbean SeaRead More Going Out in a Blaze of Sunsets
Lens-Artists #64 has the theme Countryside and/or Small Towns. We saw many beautiful places on our European vacation in June/July. Yes, it was exciting to visit large cities like Paris and Amsterdam, but the most beautiful places were the rural areas and small towns. I also include beautiful country scenes from other trips.Read More Lens-Artist #64: Countryside and/or Small Town
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
December 31, 2018 Our dahabeya Aida docked this morning at the island of Fares. We were going to see a local craftsman, the last crate maker in Upper (southern) Egypt. Transportation to the crate maker’s home was via “tuk-tuk,” two passengers per vehicle! We bumped and jostled along the dusty roads of Fares village, observing […]Read More Journey to Egypt, Part 18: The Crate Maker of Fares Island