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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nostalgia on the Brain

The train ride to Venice…two perspectives.
The train ride was not too long around about 6 hours…but the girls couldn’t wait for it to be over. My hubby took the time to enjoy the passing scenery. Now the adventures once we got to Venice that’s another story!
The night life is lively and the seamless connection of past and present make a visit to this beautiful city priceless.
The night life is lively and the seamless connection of past and present make a visit to this beautiful city— priceless.

Weekly Photo Challenge-Delicate Outside And Strength Inside

There are things in this world which we take for granted as being delicate. There are the clouds in the sky which are diaphanous looking on a beautiful sunny day. Yet when the skies become angry the clouds can turn dark and brooding, no longer looking like the delicate wisp of cotton balls in the sky.

Delicate clouds...the calm before the storm?
Delicate clouds…the calm before the storm?

Beautiful geese roams the river banks in Amsterdam. Their “oh so white” downy feathers bring to mind, being wrapped in down comforters, on  cozy days and nights. However, nature has a resiliency that is endowed for the survival of the fittest. Do not underestimate a goose’s delicate form, for it’s beak can be a dangerous weapon.

These geese lounge near the river bank, but they are far more spry when they need to be.
These geese lounge near the river bank, but they are far more spry when they need to be.

Flowers tend to be most on a person’s mind when the word delicate pops ups. Yet year after year, season after season, flowers will grow wildly along the country side without help from any human hands.

Delicately wild...
Delicately wild…


My most favorite of delicate things…dolls. Their pretty silky hair and cute smallness lends to the perfection of the delicate of looks. Yet, dolls can last for  many years, preserving our memories of childhood within it’s very doll soul.

Pretty dolls with delicate strength of timelessness.
Pretty dolls with delicate strength of timelessness.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Renewal Of Life, Perceptions, And Joys

This weeks photo challenge looks to be one where many perspectives will be in place. I find it fun to see how people react to different photos. Some see art, hope, life, or sometimes there is an instant connection. What do you see in my photos of renewal? Speak out and let’s hear your voice.

Nothing renews me like a great cappuccino in the morning.

“Things are always better in the morning.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

A farmer’s market usually starts a the renewal of the day. I love seeing all the fresh colorful fruits and veggies for sale. Plus, fresh veggies make the most wonderful dishes.

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Spring has so many different shades of green. Here is the newest shade, in it’s renewal process, as the tree’s leaves start to mature.

Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. —John Lennon


Weekly Photo Challenge: Geometry Of Life Where You Least Expect It

Geometry the building blocks of life. I see it everywhere especially in the architecture of buildings. Angles, circles, points, and lines (intersecting, perpendicular-man these lines can get crazy) are really nothing alone. But together they can become something magnificent. Here are some magnificent examples of geometry.

Geometry was important even way back then.

Venice, Italy

Civitavecchia, Italy

Ajaccio,Corsica- Napoleon’s childhood home.

Dresden, Germany

Kallmünz, Germany-Castle ruins

Venice, Italy Doge’s Palace

A quiet moment by the river enjoying the geometry of the city- Prague, Czech
Plenty of geometrics in Amsterdam, Netherlands