Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ABC Wednesday—P is for "pecking order"

Or maybe that should be "pigeon power."
Have to hand it to this little bird,
though, who didn't hesitate to go up
against the big boys.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

non, merci

While I'm not exactly a vegetarian, I do
draw the line at some things—
and this is one of them.  This butcher shop
that specializes in horse meat is deep 
in the heart of the 15th arrondissement and
well off the beaten tourist path.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, October 24, 2016


One more from the place where I took Saturday's photo:
This is Ida (Ee-da), one of our guides on the
Arctic expedition.  She is a barely-5-foot-tall Swedish
dynamo, who drove a zodiac, carried a
high-powered rifle when we hiked, is certified

in sea kayaking, and also specializes in
snowmobiling and whitewater rafting—she was one of 
my faves (and I have a few) on this awesome trip.

[Linking back to Monday Mellow Yellows.]

Sunday, October 23, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday

This is the entrance to the Monolithic Church
of Saint-Emilion.  It was carved out
of a solid limestone hill in the early 12th
century.  Columns have been added
since they discovered cracks in the nave (partly
the fault of that 3,000-ton bell tower
sitting on top of the church).

[To see more churches from
around the world, go here.]

Saturday, October 22, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White

The Arctic—beautiful, peaceful, unspoiled.

[To see more b/w images,
visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, October 21, 2016

Weekend Reflections

Sunglasses on display in one of the

über-trendy shops of the
Palais Royal, in Paris.  Would you wear 
them?  I would (for a giggle).

[To see more Weekend Reflections, visit James's meme.]

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Thursday Challenge—"joyful" (#2)

My kids on Christmas Day 1984, 
holding the one gift they really, really
wanted and were so happy to receive—from 
my mother.  I never did completely understand
 appeal of those Cabbage Patch Kids.

[To see more of the Thursday Photo
Challenge, visit Dale's meme.]