Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday Challenge—"ground"


This shot was taken by my daughter Kate, when she
headed
(way) north and sailed around the Svalbard Archipelago. 
Now her father and I are making the same trip—we're
off to Norway tonight.  I'm not sure what kind of 
Internet 
connection I'll have up there above 80°n latitude, 
so (for the first time in eight years), I'm putting the blog 
on hold until I'm back home in a couple of weeks.
At that point, expect pictures of polar bears!
Meanwhile, as the song says, "see you in September."

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

ABC Wednesday—F is for "footprints"



And I love leaving mine on a sunny beach.  
(These were made last year at sunrise on the 
beautiful beach of Oak Island, North Carolina.)

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

something for everyone . . .


at a food emporium I visited recently on
Long Island.  I ate a banana on the way there,
so I could resist all the treats for humans
(starting with the baking-right-now donuts just
inside the front door and continuing
with lobster rolls and a fried-chicken bar 
bit 
farther on)—and just get the salad fixings I came for.

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

Monday, August 15, 2016

It's too hot . . .


to do much of anything except chill 
(or at least try to).  Yesterday I
went out like mad dogs and Englishmen
and hiked about 5 miles in the midday
sun—and then wished I hadn't.
The actual temp was in the 90s, but 

with the humidity more like 100+.

[Linking back to Blue Monday.]


Sunday, August 14, 2016

inSPIREd Sunday


A favorite spot in one of my favorite
churches, San Miniato al Monte,
in Florence—which I've featured before

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

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Weekend in Black and White


I'd like to join my brother and sister-in-law
here on their screened-in porch—just
sit back, drink something icy, and hope to
catch a breeze.  Unfortunately, I have
waaay too much to do.  
Hope your weekend is cool and relaxing.

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

Friday, August 12, 2016

Weekend Reflections


Reflected in 140 Broadway: food trucks, office
workers, and Mark Di Suvero's sculpture
"Joie de Vivre," which sits at the entrance to
Zuccotti Park. (Remember when the Occupy
Wall Street folks camped out there?)

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