Just like a seemingly perfect life, Windows with a breathtaking view, Can sometimes have rough edges, too. Looking out from the inside I wonder about the outside. Looking in from the outside I wonder about the inside. The people, the town, the country, the world.
The highlight of our Iberian Adventure turned out to be a side trip to Montblanc. This medieval walled town just north of Tarragona, happened to be celebrating their “Fiesta de Corpus Christi” that weekend. The entire population seemed to have assembled in the town square. Spectators lined up […]
One of my favorite places to visit is Iceland. This small island nation has some of the friendliest people, the best mocha and waffles ever (Cafe Mocha in downtown Reykjavik), the Blue Lagoon (talk about a relaxing experience!), some great record and book stores, good […]
Not far from where I live, is a nature park. Beautiful hiking trails wind through white oak meadows, mixed deciduous forests and dark evergreen woods. The park is generally empty, except on weekends. We’ve seen deer, birds of prey, owls, pileated woodpeckers, songbirds and lots […]
I was quite surprised yesterday to have been nominated by https://vagabonvelda.wordpress.com/blog/ for the Liebster Award. I accepted her nomination, and while I was trying to figure out how to complete the requirements for this, I received two more nominations for this award. These nominations came by way of https://thesething.wordpress.com/home-3/ […]
They are heard before they are seen. Flying by at neck-breaking speed; with the steady hum of their rapidly beating wings; they always seem to be in a hurry; sampling a sip of nectar here, and another sip there. Suddenly a competitor arrives and the battle […]
Stepping into a tiny village in Spain was a bit like time travel. The buildings were old, some of them very old. Many were in disrepair and slowly decaying. Walking through the winding, narrow streets revealed glimpses of a fascinating past. In numerous locations in Catalonia, much of […]
We’ve had a most unusual winter here in Oregon. Lots of sun, warm temperatures and very little rain and mountain snow. Until yesterday! A “pineapple express” came through over the weekend. Gusty winds carried all kinds of debris into our yard and knocked out the power […]