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!
Last year we were able to do quite a bit of traveling abroad. For Dutch Goes the Photo Tuesday Photo Challenge this week the theme is travel. He says: As most of use are not traveling at the moment, it might be nice to travel virtually through our various blogs and share some of those enjoyed […]Read More Tuesday Photo Challenge: Travel 2019
These are random windows in Passau, Germany that I took last July, for Ludwig’s Monday Window photo challenge.Read More Monday Window: Passau, Germany
I spotted this bench on the street in the old Jewish Quarter of Budapest, maybe used for waiting for a bus? Or maybe just taking a load off…anyway, it’s definitely much used! Xingfu Mama’s Pull Up a Seat Photo ChallengeRead More Taking a Load Off in Budapest
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
These water lilies were in a pond at the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna. Cee’s FOTD 2/15/20Read More FOTD: Water Lilies
July 7, 2019 On our second day in Vienna (and 2nd to last day of our Grand European Tour cruise!), we visited Schönbrunn Palace. This 1,441-room palace was the summer residence of the Habsburg rulers and is a major tourist attraction in Vienna. The palace in its current form was built in the 1740s-1750s during […]Read More Thursday Doors/FOTD: Schoenbrunn Palace
July 5, 2019 Today we docked at Melk, a town on the Danube known for its abbey, which sits on a cliff overlooking the town. A bus drove us up the hill to tour the abbey. The Benedictine abbey was founded in 1089. A monastic school was established in the 12th century and the library […]Read More Melk Abbey and Town
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