RDP: Panoply of Animals

I didn’t set out to collect little animals, but in truth I love collecting little things from different cultures, and animals are universally loved. I have collected small animal figures from Mexico, Brazil, Tanzania and others that I have either acquired or inherited. I tried to fit most of them on one shelf for this […]

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CB&WPC: Carvings & Sculptures

Cee’s Black & White Challenge this week is sculptures, carvings and statues. I have always loved Native Southwestern art and had often coveted my oldest sister’s collection of Navajo kachinas. Recently, I’ve begun to collect them for myself.  The first one I got is the round faced one with a feathered headdress, at the Crazy […]

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Kwaheri*, Tanzania!

Feb. 13, 2018 Our last day in Tanzania was spent in transit. We had a nice breakfast at Ang’ata Camp and bid farewell to the staff. A group photo was taken, while the drivers packed the vehicles with our luggage. We were headed toward the Serengeti NP Visitors’ Center and the airport, where we would […]

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Artful: Impressionists in the Permanent Collection of the Art Institute of Chicago

These works are in the permanent collection at the Art Institute in Chicago. A gallery dedicated to the impressionists contains works by Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne and Toulouse-Lautrec. First are three works by Vincent Van Gogh, one of my favorite artists! The following painting, The Drinkers, was painted while Van Gogh was at Saint-Paul-de-Mausole asylum […]

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CFFC: Old Town Quebec City

October 6, 2017     Quebec City was our last port of call before the end of the cruise and I was looking forward to seeing this historic French town. Our daughter loved it when she went there a year or so ago. Since our tour wasn’t until the afternoon, we decided to get off […]

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