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: 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: The Crate Maker of Fares Island
December 30, 2018 This afternoon we arrived at the narrowest stretch of the Nile, an area that the Egyptians called “Khenu” or the place of rowing. At Gebel Silsila, high sandstone cliffs come down close to the water’s edge. The Temple of Horemheb is small and not well-known. Nile cruise ships don’t stop here because […]Read More Journey to Egypt: Horemheb’s Temple & Gebel Silsila Quarry
December 30, 3018 On our third day of our Nile cruise on board the Aida, we had a leisurely day enjoying our cruise and visiting a farm family on Besaw Island. Sayeed is an attractive 35-year-old, intelligent, and thoughtful man. He was as curious about us as we were about him. After showing us around […]Read More Journey to Egypt: Besaw Island: a Visit to a Farming Family