Here is a link to Cee’s challenge FOTD page. It is a fun photo challenge. LIBERTY (HOSTA) -MY FAVORITE MONTANA AUREOMARGINATA ( HOSTA ) POPPING UP.
Many interesting and well preserved historic sites to see within the Walled City of Cartagena. Easy to maneuver around the narrow street….all within walking distance. We enjoyed our time visiting here in 2020. Pedro de Heredia First historic statue we come upon is Pedro de Heredia (1505-1554) a Spanish conquestador and founder of Cartagena. Plaza […]
I love lobster and easy to cook. Step 1- Add onions, garlic, celery and salt into the pot with water. and boil. Step 2 Add the lobster head down into the water. Once it begins to boil ..Usually about 12 minutes for a 1.4 pound lobster add about 3 minutes for 1.5 pound lobster. Step […]
Yeah !! Another Country added to my Collection. This a really cool area to visit. We stayed within the Walled City, a perfect choice. Love the narrow brick roads, horses pulling carriages, lovely restaurants and sites to see. The street musicians are the show stopper. This evening we went out to a unique restaurant around […]
When I look at various animals and birds, they want to get to know me. I see them looking at me, I want to get to know them . Thank you Priscilla for this great and beautiful photo challenge. This is a fun challenge here is the to Priscilla’s original post here https://scillagrace.com/2021/04/24/lens-artists-photo-challenge-145-getting-to-know-you/#comment-21264
Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)- “Clementine Purple” – Easy to grown and often self seed Here is a link to Cee’s photo Challenge FOTD page.
My buddy is happy having his lunch.
Logis de la Cadène– Loved our time here and the food was absolutely incredible.
This is just spectacular site to see and rivals any we’ve seen in the World. We take a taxi from our hotel and its only a short drive to arrive at the Fort. We buy the audio guide and enjoy making our way to the top. The fort is in bright red sandstone and is […]
Located in the National Orchid Garden – Singapore. It was an incredible place to visit. I saw more varieties of orchids than I have ever seen . https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/14846827/posts/3301805057
Here is my entry for Becky’s for April BrightSquare challenge. Happy Birthday Becky! https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/04/22/bright-square-22/
Spring makes me feel brighter than ever. Here is my entry for Becky’s for April BrightSquare challenge. https://beckybofwinchester.com/2021/04/21/bright-square-21/
Rathamabore Express Our train was the Rathamabore Express. I booked it online but this time we had 3 Tier seating . I wasn’t sure what this meant and it turned out to mean we had 3 other people in our section plus two children travelling free on their parents ticket .The train was in much […]
Gardening is my second favorite but Travel is my Number one. Here is a link to Cee’s FOTD page. I love this idea that Cee shares. It is a fun and happy Flower of the Day challenge.
Taking Flight to No Where Land ?? These humming birds have a scowl , fighting for food. Costa Rica 2020. On our way to France 2019. https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/2021/04/17/lens-artists-challenge-144-taking-flight/
We were too ambitious booking 6 safaris. So, we decide to forgo this morning safari and take a trip with our driver Happy to see this ancient historical site. An impressive fort that towers above the area. Steep climb to various levels where it is situated atop a 700-foot-high hill, bounded by an enormous stone […]
Pink Shirt Day, celebrated in February in Canada, aims to stop bullying and raise funds to support programs fostering self-esteem and empathy in children. The international movement began in the small community of Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, when two Grade 12 students took a stand against an incident of bullying. Travis Price and David Sheppard noticed […]
I am pleased to be sharing this book written by our daughter Holly. Lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and children. Holly wrote this book describing a world pandemic before Covid-19 began. Available on Amazon
Here is a link to Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge FOTD page.
Wake up call is 6 AM. After a much needed hot tea, we are off again. Good seat in the back of the Cantor and now we are better prepared for the cold with lots of blankets, gloves and winter hats. The morning is beautiful with low lying fog. There are many more deer around […]
Here is a link to Cee’s Flower of the Day FOTD page. So excited see my garden blooming.. Goodbye Winter!!! https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/14846827/posts/3278805837
Tiger Safari Ranthambore National Park. We are so excited with the hope of seeing a tiger in the wild.
This my entry for this weeks Lens-Artists Challenge, set by Leya. Bedford Basin – Nova Scotia Waters on the Caribbean Coast – Costa Rica View of the banks Newfoundland. https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2021/04/03/lens-artists-photo-challenge-142-you-pick-it/
She is so happy to look up at the sun. Fun Photo challenge. Here is the link to Cee’s Photo of the Day = FOTD page
This variety is named Pieris Mountain Fire – As soon as Spring arrives the red burst on the end of the leaves. Later white clumps of flowers bloom. Here is the link to Cee’s Flower of The Day Photo Challenge FOTD page.
Well, first class has a whole other meaning when it comes to trains in India. I never expected a lot but this certainly took me to a whole different level of a first class experience. Our seats are in a little box like compartment with a window that is blocked and we can’t see any light. […]
Sparrow Saying Happy Easter Two Gulls in the pond looking away from each other. Ring Neck Pheasant searching for his dinner
Fushimi Inari Shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates Gardens by the Bay spans a total of 101 hectares of prime land at the heart of Singapore Saint–Emilion Monolithic Church, constructed in the early twelfth century. https://pilotfishblog.com/2021/03/27/lens-artists-photo-challenge-141-geometry/
Acapulco – I never think about this place any more. It doesn’t seem to be on the destination list for vacationers. We loved it and still laugh about our experiences there. When we first arrived we were starving and grabbed a big burger in the hotel restaurant. I guess it was a Mexican burger because […]
Serena Lodge – Ngorongoro Crater Perched high on the crater rim, blended into the cliffs this is a wonderful lodge. Even for the toughest critics this lodge would not disappoint. It has a wonderful atmosphere with lots of exposed stone, both inside and out , heavy beams and a cozy fire pit in the lobby/bar […]
During our normal time we would have been travelling to countries where we haven’t been, every year. But this year, during lockdown, we are exploring around our province Nova Scotia and helps us to enjoy our time . Here are some photos of places we have been in Nova Scotia. Light House on the rocks […]
Green Sky Bridge in the Green cloud forest, Monteverde, Costa Rica.
We were in Digby Nova Scotia last week and noticed these whale bones lying by the ocean shore. It’s been a long ago since we have been here. At least we can travel around our Province. Paddling through the Jungle in the Amazon, Ecuador, is something I will never forget. The Rainforest is so full […]
Black Rhinoceros – Endangered After our break we keep going .The highlight for us was seeing the endangered black Rhino. They were quite far off but we had a pretty good look with our binoculars. They are the reason many come to the crater. At the beginning of the 20th century their numbers in Africa […]
“Plumed basilisk” lizard located in the National Park, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Commonly known as the Green Lizard. When I zoomed in on him he has beautiful green eyes and a smiley face.
He is a hard working young boy, taking care of these goats to help provide food for the village. As we drive along we see more young children working in the fields and milking cows. There are also young girls carrying babies wrapped in blankets. For me it is an emotional site to see but […]
We feel so fortunate in the morning, the skies are clear with no low lying clouds or fog, both common in this area. Our view is spectacular as we descend the breathtaking 610 meters to the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater, is the world’s largest unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera . The crater, was formed when […]
We are taken to visit three of the many tribes that live in the village. The first is the Mukonde Tribe, who are originally from Mozambique. Surprisingly they speak Portuguese as this is the language of their homeland. They are also skilled wood carvers. The works we saw was so beautiful and intricate it was […]
My Baby, Aussie, SOFT and Sweet Soft Clouds above the ocean during sunset Soft and fuzzy young lions, Africa https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/2021/02/27/lens-artists-photo-challenge-137-soft/
As we walk through the Mosquito River Village our guide Sunday points out the Muiri Tree, locally known as the Medicine Tree and also named Red Stinkwood in Kenya. The real name is Prunus Africana. Liquid extracts from bark are used in the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate gland hypertrophy. Leaves are used […]
Part 1 The word Mto wa Mbu literally means “Mosquito River“. We visited here on our return to Arusha. Leaving the lands that are plagued by drought behind, Mosquito River looks like a desert. Not so however, as this area gets its name from the large number of mosquitos that breed here and sadly the […]
Our day was almost over on our safari in the Serengeti and we came upon our grand finale! Near the road was a pride of female lions, 12 in all, enjoying their freshly killed zebra. It was a thrilling and somewhat chilling to see them tearing into the still warm flesh, devouring the meat and […]
Photos from my home country- Canada This week’s host is Sheetalbravon, a photo blogger from India. We add a link to the photographer who hosts that week.
The Serena Lodge is even more beautiful and luxurious than we imagined. A wonderful bar off the lobby with leather chairs it is first class all the way. We are met at the entrance with trays of hot damp towels and cool exotic drinks. Rooms are arranged in round chalets with thatched roofs ( Maasai […]
We near the river just before sunset and here we see several elephants out enjoying a drink. To the left of us we see about 5 or 6 and then over the crest of a hill we see a herd of 20 or more in the distance. We can’t believe how close they come to […]
We enter the Serengeti and see some Coke’s Hartebeest. The one upfront is winking at me. Other than that, not much else. We are starting to worry that we won’t see many animals during this extremely dry season. Now…excitement soon returned. We spot two photogenic cheetah near the road way. Our guide tells us they […]
Here is my entry for Amy of Lens-Artists Photo A Week Challenge White Rhinos in Kenya. Baby is so happy to be with his mom. The Great Sphinx of Egypt. We really love our journey through Egypt. So much to see and do. Photos bring back memories of our time there. Beijing – The Great Wall […]
We awoke this morning to teaming rain…had to use our ponchos on the walk to the metro. When we reached the Vatican we were so pleased to have booked our tickets online. There were a group of tourists waiting to buy their tickets as we could bypass the line. Georgian Egyptian Museum. We started with […]