Sunday, February 1, 2015

THEME DAY--What I would miss most


I had the privilege of selecting this month's theme, and I chose "What Would You Miss Most?" if you had to leave the city you usually post from.

I would definitely miss the Romi or Gypsy population here, for many reasons:  their resourcefulness, their spontaneity, and their overall joie de vivre, despite many prejudices and hardships.  I'm in Seattle now, and haven't seen a-one.

I've posted about them many times before, and you may remember this photo.

Today I'm posting several photos together, but hey, it's my meme and tomorrow is my birthday.

See other photos for this meme on City Daily Photo Theme Day.

NOTE:  The other day I took one of those dumb quizzes everyone posts on Facebook.  This one queried, "What were you in a former life?"  Guess what I was:  a gypsy! 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--Briefly back to Serbia Part II




The other day I posted a photo from Kovilj Monastery in Serbia because I had received a essage from a Serbian composer in the US who is interested in bringing several of the monastery's monks to NYC and Chicago this March to perform, singing medieval chants.

If you want to know more, here is the link.

Pictured at votive candles in the monastery's gift shop.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, January 30, 2015

SKYWATCH--Mount Rainier


Another drive-by shooting over the 520 floating bridge.  I was a passenger, don't worry, otherwise I'd have been in the water.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Briefly back to Serbia....


No, didn't fly back to Serbia, but as you all know, we are all connected in cyberspace.  The other day I received an email from a Serbian composer in NYC, who is trying to bring several monks from the Kovilj Monastery in Serbia to the US to sing their chants in Carnegie Hall.

If you click right here, you can read all about this project and, she hopes, donate something toward their journey.

Please have a look.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

ABC WEDNESDAY--"C" is for "child at heart"


I get a big kick out of toy stores.  I go in all the time, and today I was actually accompanied by a child, my grandson, who loves wind-up toys.

I bought him these four here and bought myself the sand mold in the shape of the Taj Mahal...you know I love India.  I don't plan on making sand Taj Mahals, but I think it would do Jello nicely and maybe some puddings.....

See other Cs on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mystery Man


Another drive-by shooting of mine here in Seattle. Not sure what this fellow is made out of or what he's for (perhaps for flowers/vines?)  but he caught my attention,

Monday, January 26, 2015

Nostalgia.... The Patty Melt


I hadn't had a Patty Melt since high school, but indulged the other day at Johnny Rocket's here in Seattle.  I seem to remember that the bread was rye once-upon-a-time and this bread was just whole wheat, but it was good all the same.