Debbie’s theme this Sunday is ‘Pond or Ponder’. Well nothing could be ponder than a fish pond, so here’s mine through our kitchen window. The photo was taken on a rainy Saturday morning and the goldfish were extra wet and probably pondering whether the raindrops landing on the surface were fish pellets or not. I’m sure they were very disappointed.
We’ll be leaving to see family in NJ on Tuesday so I may not be around on WP very much. Wishing you all a relaxing Sunday and a great week.
For Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday ‘Handy’, I remembered this photo taken in April, of my 107-year-old Mom-in-law showing off her nail do for Saint George’s Day. if you zoom in, you will see the ‘St George’s Flag painted on two of her nails. She is sitting in her beautiful room at the care home where she now resides, having moved there only at the grand old age of 105. Up in the left hand corner of the photo is a tapestry of Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘Blue Boy’ which Kathleen did a few years ago. Those hands were very handy with a needle and thread back in the day. The most ambitious tapestry she did is Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’ which has pride of place over her fireplace.
Hands are very handy things and here she is on her 105th birthday, using her thumbs to express her positive attitude to life.
We just chatted on the phone today, and when asked how she was, she replied as she always does, “Well, until someone tells me I’m not okay, I’ll assume I’m just fine.”
Someone who has been missing from my back yard landscape view for quite some time, is Alli-Baba. I don’t know where he’s been hiding during the pandemic, but he’s obviously safe and well and now back in business. He has grown quite a lot and isn’t such a ‘baba’ any more. Here we caught him just hanging out quite close to the bank, probably looking for dinner options. i sent hubby out to take the photo, because he’s tougher than me and doesn’t look as tasty. Only Alli’s head was visible above water, with the remainder of his large body hidden from view, but I’m sure you can imagine the missing eight to ten feet.
I hope your Sunday is a relaxing one and of course wish all of my American followers a very happy 4th of July.
Debbie’s theme for her ‘One Word Sunday’ is Urban and what could be more urban than Manhattan? This photo was taken through the window our son’s office, high above the most densely populated and yet the smallest in land area of the five boroughs of New York City. Due to COVID-19, our son is still working from his home in the suburbs but will soon be required to return to the hustle and bustle of the city. We have planned a visit to see him and our grandchildren in July, and will most probably take a ride into the city for the first time in almost two years. The thought is both exciting and intimidating, as living here in Florida, we’re no longer used to being amongst crowds of people. We have decided to fly up, so it will be our first time in an airport and on a plane since the virus struck. It will certainly make for a change of environment.
I’m very fond of taking photos of memorable meals and remembered this outing to a restaurant in Johannesburg with our daughter, son-in-law and grandson, where we’d arranged to meet with two other friends. What a fun outing that was. The place was abuzz with chatter and laughter.
The burgers were a sight to behold and very delicious. Mine was chicken and bacon with lots of extras.
The others chose the more traditional beef burgers, but all contained meat.
I hope I haven’t made you feel hungry with my photos. Now, I’m just longing to go over to South Africa again and meet up with family and friends over a great meal.
My most obvious choice would be Italy’s world renowned ‘ Leaning Tower of Pisa’. This structure, begun in the 12th century is the free-standing bell tower of the cathedral complex in the medieval Tuscan town of Pisa. It stood upright for almost five years, but when construction was almost completed, because of the compaction of the dense clay on which its foundation was laid, the tower started to lean over to one side. Further work on it was halted for a hundred years, but since then more floors were added, which of course caused the tower to lean over even more. It’s quite a miracle that the tower is still standing and in 1987, the tower, the cathedral and the baptistry were together declared to be a ‘Unesco World Heritage Site’.
But how about this fun image of me in Punta Cana, exerting all my strength to hold up a leaning palm tree at the resort where we stayed? As you can see in the background, it wasn’t the only palm tree which looked as though it was about to fall over.
I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. To join in Debbie’s ‘One Word Sunday’ just click the link.
Debbie’s fun theme this Sunday, ‘Whatchamacallit’, brought to mind something I saw when strolling around the medina of Fez in Morocco. The only form of transport allowed in the busy market are donkeys and mules, so to keep the ground clean and hazard-free for us humans, the animals are required to wear a ‘Whatchamacallit’ on their hindquarters. Can you think of a better name for it?
Wishing you all a happy Sunday wherever you may be.