Travel Theme: Indoors

This week Ailsa has challenged us to show her our travel pics from INDOORS.

You can click the underlined link to see all the indoor photos from Ailsa’s contributors.

Here are mine:


Oude Kerk, Delft


The 5 acre greenhouse at Longwood Gardens


The Great Room at Camp Eisner Great Barrington MA


At the back of the Nieuwe Kerk, Delft

Weekly Travel Theme: Sensory


It has been a while since I have participated in the Travel Challenge hosted by Ailsa.

This week Ailsa has asked us to display photos from our travels that awaken the senses.

I can still hear this old man playing Joplin in Keene NH. The sound was floating through the Old colony Mill Mall and I was drawn to it like a moth to the flame.

The cold breath of winter’s wind still chills me as I remember a snowy walk in downtown Winchendon and I can feel the warmth of the rising sun over the surf in Oguncquit Maine.


The sweet scent of wisteria surrounds me as I think back to my walk through Longwood Gardens last June.


And of course no sensory post would be complete without the bitter sweet taste of a cup o’ Joe. This one is from Fruitlands in Acton Ma

Travel Theme: Flutter

This week Ailsa has asked us to MAKE HER HEART FLUTTER WITH OUR PHOTOS.

So here are some flutterings from around the world.


Snow flutters at last in WInchendon MA. We have had precious little snow this season and we desperately need the moisture.


Flutter dancers with City On A Hill Productions, Ashby MA


The Flag flutters on the Boston Harbor Water Taxi



The fluttering of pigeon wings in Dam Square.


Iccharus flutters to Earth, Philadelphia Art Museum

Travel Theme: Frames

This week I am taking some time to tag along with Ailsa across the world to FRAME THE WORLD in my camera lens. To see how others have framed the world click the underlined link and rocket over to “Where’s My Backpack?”

Here are my frames:


These folks are framed in flowers at Longwood Gardens

This wisteria makes an elegant frame on a rainy day.

This wisteria makes an elegant frame on a rainy day.

A steeple tower framed in the ruins of the Rock of Cashel

A steeple tower framed in the ruins of the Rock of Cashel

Share Your World 2015 Week #19


Here we are again at SYW! Each week our hostess, Cee asks five questions. As we answer them our worlds collide (gently of course). Read my answers below and then click the Share your world icon above and it will take you to a whole new level of sharing over at Cee’s blog!

Here are the questions!

Would you prefer a one floor house or multiple levels?

My home is a multi-level Edwardian style. I would love it to be a one level ranch.

If you have a TV, would you prefer the TV in the living room or another room?

The Living Room. I used to have one in the bed room and I find I am not a big fan of that.

When you leave a room, do you turn the lights off behind you or keep the lights on throughout your house most of the time? Explain your answer.

I try to turn the lights out except at night when I am making several trips from the living room to the kitchen ( because I am making snacks while I watch television of course). Then I leave the lights on in the kitchen.

What’s your favorite room in your home?

I think my favorite room is my bedroom. I do a lot of thinking, studying and napping there. It is my refuge from the world

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

 I am very grateful to have been able to go to my son’s Masters graduation in PA last week. Here are some photos

Next week I am looking forward to our annual church network conference in Connecticut,

One Colour!

Ailsa has challenged us to find one color travel photos.

Visit Ailsa and her other subscribers at Where’s My Backpack?

Here are my one colour travel shots…

Fields of cows in Cashel

Fields of cows in Cashel

If you can block out the cows this photo is pretty green.


Cashel is not all green though.


The Ducks of Ross Castle.

Church window

The wall of the YWAM café in Amsterdam.


Dogwoods in Phoenixville PA.


A Photo A Week :View

I haven’t been able to participate in Nancy’s challenges these last couple of week’s. Shoveling has kept me from blogging. But today I was determined to get back in on the action between snow storms. So Nancy’s challenge this week is to show :A VIEW

You can discover how others answered this challenge at

Here are my responses:

Weekly Travel Theme: Scuplture

This week’s travel challenge  from concerns scuplture.

Here are three fun scupltures I have run into during my travels:

Delft, The Netherlands

Delft, The Netherlands

Iccharus, Philadelphia Art Museum

Iccharus, Philadelphia Art Museum

Suit of Armor, Fruitlands Museum

Suit of Armor, Fruitlands Museum


Here are some other participants in the challenge: