Thursday, September 18, 2014

River Arno

The pretty surrounds of the River Arno as it meanders through Firenze, Italy

With grateful thanks to the hosts, linking up with Skywatch Friday

Monday, September 15, 2014

Welcoming B&B

While exploring the countryside around Congleton in Cheshire, England during my holiday house exchange in April this year, I came across this welcoming Bed'n'Breakfast property - Yew Tree Farm.

Although I was not in need of accommodation, its setting was charmingly attractive so I took a few shots and am happy to give them a free "plug" in the process!

Linking up with Our World Tuesday
and thanking the team who maintain that blog so we may enjoy the captures others have taken around the world

Friday, September 12, 2014

A misty morning in B.C.

... continuing my "love affair" with Vancouver Island, these were taken one misty morning across Blue Heron Bay.

Thank you again, James, for hosting Weekend Reflection

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A storm brewing

A storm approaches the Emerald Coast of Bretagne

Linking up with Skywatch Friday

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Blue Heron Bay at Dusk

Beautiful Blue Heron Bay (on Vancouver Island) at dusk.

Thank you, James, for the opportunity to join in Weekend Reflection

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Weather vane

Spotted this cute weather vane on the roof of a property in Brittany - talk about riding high!

Linking up with Skywatch Friday

(Happy weekend everyone)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bearded Iris

This Bearded Iris was growing in the streets of Giverny, on the way to Monet's Garden, visited in May this year.

Joining in with Flowers from Today
(Thank you Denise and the team for hosting)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Pink Dishrack

Spotted on Vancouver Island, BC, near Victoria.

(If you enlarge the image, you'll see the words "Pink Dishrack" below the "bay" window. 
As I was travelling solo and there seemed to be little activity in the region of this marina, I wasn't able to establish the name's significance - but thought the reflection worth taking!)

Joining in with other participants of James' Weekend Reflection

Wishing all a safe and happy weekend.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

England's Lake District

Back in early May, I spent a couple of days (way too short a time!) in the Lake District of England, based in a charming 17th Century BnB at Ayside where I was warmly greeted by the "locals", this was just a 10 minute drive from the southern edge of Lake Windemere.

This gorgeous mother and daughter team of Highland Laboradors were a delight with their enthusiastic welcomes

I so admire the patience and skill of those who built these iconic stone and slate boundaries centuries ago.

This brilliant blossom provided a blaze of colour as I made my way down to the ferry landing at Fell Foot

where I spotted this Black Headed Gull (their masking is actually chocolate brown in Summer - as was the case here)

and this was some of the surrounding scenery viewed from the ferry 
(I took a 3/4 hr round trip on Windemere)

Linking up with Outdoor Wednesday (and thank you Susan for hosting)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Great eatery !

(Thought I'd continue the Canadian experience) ....

In the City of Victoria, British Columbia, is a gem of an eating establishment - Pagliacci's - which I came upon after visiting the nearby Lens & Shutter store to get a new camera battery.

I couldn't resist taking a photo of the menu on the window, and although the quality of this next shot leaves much to be desired, happily the food didn't -
I chose "The Prawn Broker" and it was the most delicious meal I experienced during my 3 week stay.

The ambience and decor was fascinating - images on the warm timber walls reflecting faces and scenes from the 1920s and '30s - some more infamous than others!

Although I was a bit early for lunch, it wasn't long before the place filled with eager patrons.

If you find yourself anywhere near Victoria BC, I encourage you to track down this eatery for a delicious and delightful experience.

Linking up with others at Our World Tuesday
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