Category Archives: DPChallenge

SNL & Affirmative Action?

My nephew mentioned to me last Monday how crazy last Saturday’s run of SNL was.  On my way home that evening, I heard it on the news too.  So, I looked it up online. Boy oh boy!  SNL is being … Continue reading

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It’s More Than “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry,” You Know

I saw this Daily Prompt from Daily Post a few days ago for the challenge, “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry…”  I know the suggestions are for us to post something about DINNER.  But as I looked at the prompt, I … Continue reading

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Sense of Community

Not long ago, when we realized that we were true empty nesters, we took a hard look at our surroundings.  Certainly, the house was a little too big for three (hubby, me and the dog) for most of the time. … Continue reading

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Melk Abbey Infinite

Among the religious, there is always the expression of the Great Infinite in many of their work.  When we visited Melk Abbey in Melk, Austria this summer, we saw clear demonstrations in many of their structures. A beautifully preserved ceremonial … Continue reading

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Awakening

Consciousness gradually fades in as she slowly becomes aware of her surroundings, one sense at a time. The smooth sheets, the warm embrace of her body’s heat sequestered by the blankets. In the distance, a bird flies by.  Her eyes … Continue reading

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Panting In The Morning

There’s nothing like the sound of panting, With wafts of warm air In your face, As you rouse From your dreamless slumber. Your eyes flutter; What slowly comes into focus, A pair of wet nostrils, A pink tongue, And lo! … Continue reading

Posted in Beau, dog, DPChallenge, Great Dane, Mornings, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

Elephant No. 81

Where was the world when the 81st elephant closed her droopy lids for the last time after she drank from a water hole that was contaminated with industrial cyanide normally used for gold mining?  This dastardly deed was done by … Continue reading

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Peering Inside Windows

Whenever we travel, I like looking at what’s inside a lot of shops. I enjoy looking at what retailers do to present an inviting spread, a novel idea, or simply an expression of their creativity. Here are some more recent … Continue reading

Posted in Austria, DPChallenge, Old Irons, Travel, Uncategorized, Vienna, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

Play Tea Time!

While visiting my sister-in-law sometime in April this year, she showed us a Chinese tea basket where traditionally, the teapot and some cups were kept. The basket was generously padded to keep the tea hot as long as possible. She … Continue reading

Posted in Childhood Memories, Chinese Tea Basket, Chinese Teapot, DPChallenge, Favorite Toy, Grandparents | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Somewhere, Beyond The Sea….

There are many reasons why we love the sea.  We love to stare out into its wide expanse and lose ourselves in the undulating waves as they ebb and flow on the sandy shore. Mostly, it calms. It soothes.  We … Continue reading

Posted in Cabo San Lucas, Cinque Terre, DPChallenge, France, Monterosso al Mare, Sea, Travel, Villefranche Sur Mer, Water | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments