Das Boot made it to the top of the hill at Boboli Gardens! * * Das Boot thought the view of Florence was grand from up there. * * Having tried an Italian bus, Das Boot decided to ride the rails next. * * To be continued…
Red is so cheerful in the cold, white of winter. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Three months, fifteen pounds, blowing bubbles and smiling We (my son who is home for two weeks – hurrah, and I) were talking this morning as we walked, about the jolt that triggers a forgotten memory. The jolt might be a fragrance, the sight of something, or someone mentioning a long lost event. I wish … More The Dervish is Still Whirling
The snow has almost disappeared. And look what I spotted today! There is an end to the eternal in-between time; the end of winter and beginning of spring. The streets are mucky and gray, the ground is too wet to walk on, and garbage appears from under piles of melting snow. As I walked the … More Transitions…..
Ella Fitzgerald – Am I Blue? No, I’m not blue! But once in a blue moon only comes…. once in a blue moon! Happy New Year everyone, with my wishes to you for health and happiness, all of your hard work rewarded, dreams fulfilled, and peace everywhere. It has been such a pleasure getting to … More Am I Blue?
Mother Nature, queen of all she sees… Marbled Orbweaver, Araneus marmoreus Not dangerous; the dogs found it clinging to the side of the house yesterday afternoon. So that’s what’s been spinning all those webs on the porch rails! Its bulbous body was approximately 18 mm across – HUGE. Bufo Americanus? We were walking along the … More Along came a spider…. and a toad….and a tree…
Passion flower Friday, July 17th For some unknown reason my internal clock and compass have made their own adjustments to life in Bali. I wake at 4 a.m., ready to start my day. That would be three in the afternoon at home. I have no idea why this works. I need a nap in the … More Bali – 3
The living room and the forest Thursday, July 16th, 5:30 a.m. The Bali you see in advertisements, hear about, and imagine, is not the Bali that exists away from the hotels that line the beaches. Beautiful, but….. the real Bali is a third world country, a tropical country, and beautiful. We took a trek along … More Bali – 2
It has been quite a long hiatus from WordPress. I missed writing here, though I have kept up with my usual round of blogs whether I commented when I visited you or not. I have really been limiting my time on the computer the past few weeks. Wrapping up the end of the school year … More Summer, the 4th, and what’s new!
Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! What a lucky day! I have been bemoaning the fact that I lost all of the photos my daughter and I took on our trip to Ireland last summer. We still had the pictures my son took, but he is not as trigger happy as I am. I was searching through … More the luck of the irish!