Monthly Archives: May 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: SUMMER (3)

A single hydrangea head is sufficient to bring summer indoors. If that isn’t flower power, I don’t know what is!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUMMER (2)

I suppose there are people who are hot for meat and potatoes, and don’t so much care for the vegetable side of life. Not me. I ADORE vegetables. Asparagus are in season right now, and I’ll have them almost every … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: SUMMER (1)

First signs of real summer around our little community are hanging baskets dotting porches and decks:

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Come On, Let’s Do Tapas!

(This post is long because it has lots of photos, lots of food — so if you’re busy right now, wait to read it till later, and then dive in!) In Spain, people don’t even THINK about sitting down to … Continue reading

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Weekly (Unofficial) Photo Challenge: SUMMER TRAVEL

Nothing I have ever seen in my life is so GREEN as rice fields in Japan in the summertime.  They are the essence of greenness, so much so that first they shocked my eyes, and then nourished them as green … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HANDS (2)

Again we’re at the Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory, only this time hands are occupied, not with iguanas, but with their proper subject — the butterflies! Just moments before, this one had landed on top of granddaughter Sarah’s hair. Sarah had … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: HANDS (1)

Here are hands being used as 1) a platform for a golden iguana, and 2) a tentative approach to that golden iguana. First hand, confident; second hand saying, “Don’t rush me, don’t rush me!” Photo captured at Magic Wings Butterfly … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUE (3)

Gray skies, and just a little patch of blue — Not what you expected, maybe? But that afternoon there wasn’t a scrap of blue to be seen in the heavens! It was raw, cold, windy, dreary gray all the way … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUE (2)

On a side street just a block away from the Jardin in the centro of San Miguel de Allende, in the state of Guanajuato in Mexico, you will find these blue doors. They are often locked, looking like they’ve stood that way since … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: BLUE (1)

How’s this for today’s Blue Plate Special? Home made lobster roll and stir-fried veggies, good enough to eat!

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