Friday, March 27, 2015

Ocean Treats

 
While exploring the delights of St Malo in Brittany last year, we spotted this café's window promotion of local seafood.
 
Linking up with the fun at Weekend Reflection
Thank you James and happy weekend to all.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mylor magic


A few captures from the delightful Mylor property I was privileged to visit last week.
 
Wishing you all a safe and blessed week.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Camouflaged


 
The cute frog and pretty Firetail were spotted on a visit to a charming property at Mylor in the Adelaide Hills this week.
 
Joining in the fun at Camera Critters

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Life's slow lane

These locks are in the Congleton area of Cheshire and I really would have liked to take a trip along these waterways on a narrow boat - alas my stay in the UK was already a busy one.  I'm told such holidays are very relaxing - apart from the regular need to flex muscles opening and closing the many, many lock gates! (If schedules weren't an issue, and I had supportive and fit travelling companions, I'd still love to undertake such a trip)
 
 



Joining in the fun at Our World Tuesday
with many thanks to Lady Fi and the team
 

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Twins


 
This pair of Rainbow Lorikeets were giving us the cautious eye as Jessie and I walked around the oval
 
Joining in the fun at Camera Critters
and wishing all a wonderful weekend.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Orange sky tube

 
One of many unusual skies as Summer gives her last "hurrah" in the southern hemisphere!
 
Joining in the fun at Skywatch Friday with thanks to our hosts
Yogi, Sandy & Sylvia

Friday, March 6, 2015

A floral feast


Just a small section of Keukenhof Gardens (the world's second-largest flower garden), situated in Lisse, Netherlands.
(I stopped over in Amsterdam en route to the UK last year, to meet the hosts of an exchange property  - located in Italy - that I would be staying in as part of my 8-week adventure. The generous hostess, Lia, gave me a wonderful tour - 45 years have passed since I was last in the Netherlands, so  it was a refreshing experience!)
 
















Oops - I got a bit carried away, but hope you won't mind!!
 
Wishing you all a fabulous weekend, wherever you may be.
 
Linking up with Nick's Floral Friday Foto


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Unique Urbino

 
 
The following images were captured last year during a delightful 2-week house exchange in Central Italy which encompassed a visit to the walled city of Urbino - noted for its University and independent Renaissance culture.
It was also the birthplace of the painter Raffaello Sanzio, known as Raphael and these cute cherubs at the base of a statue commemorating him caught my eye.
 

It was a warm day and these locals seemed to be enjoying a chat in the shade of these magnificent trees

 
This was the view looking up the hill towards the square housing Raphael's statue - a walk not for the faint-hearted!

 
. . . the beautiful surrounding countryside




A delightful memory of both Italy and France is the colourful window boxes which adorn the soft pastel-coloured buildings that were in abundance throughout our travels


 
Linking up with Our World Tuesday
and thanking Lady Fi and the team for hosting.

Italian Cherries

These cherries were growing on the property of the exchange home in Central Italy visited last year with a friend. Also growing were wine grapes, olives, figs and apples.
 
Linking up with Macro Monday 2


Friday, February 27, 2015

Kaleidoscopic clouds

The following images were all taken on the same day last weekend - the first two were at sundown and the last mid-afternoon.
 


 
Do visit Skywatch Friday for more sky scenes from around the world and,
as always, many thanks to our hosts.

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