Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow


By the Pricking of my Thumbs, something wicked this way comes.                     Shakespeare’s MacBeth

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Ancient Rome


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From my travel blog…

Originally posted on TheRomanticTraveler:

In April we took the boys to Italy for spring break, thinking that they would have a marvelous time exploring all that history.  Seeing that history is their favorite subject, mixed with historical politics we also though ancient Rome would be a favorite spot.  When we got there, we were surprised to see bored faces, and unimpressed looks.

It seems we have Hollywood to blame for this.  When we made our way to the coliseum (and realizing we were losing our audience) we thought we’d wow them with the ancient structure.  Turns out, they were expecting a rebuilt version of it’s former glory, something akin to what they saw in Gladiator.  I guess we should have taken them on a formal tour to pike their interest.

In the end, they thought it was impressive.  But their favorite tour turned out to be Villa Adriana and Villa Deste, better known as…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves


Rome is the city of curves…

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Floral Friday 6.21.13


Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, or worn. It is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace & gratitude.” - Denis Waitley

UVA Magnolia 2013

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Floral Friday 3.8.13


“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” – Life’s Little Instruction Book, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the Details


Having spent a few days of the last week scuba diving (it would have been the whole week had it not been for a rather violent illness that knocked me out on Wednesday) several creatures come to mind when thinking of Lost in the Details.  The first is called a Toad Fish.  He looks similar to a scorpion fish, highly camouflaged to protect him from predators.  All these “details” make it very difficult to see his features.

Toad Fish

Toad Fish

Toad Fish

Toad Fish

Many other creatures find hiding places in the details, like this eel:

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Floral Friday 3.1.13


Those who do not weep, do not see.                                                                                      Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

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