Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blonde Bison

My friend bought a new DSLR the other day and she wanted to test it out, so we headed to the Belgrade zoo.

Gaelyn of Geogypsy fame, this one's for you!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY--"C" is for "copped a shot"

Copped a shot is exactly what I did. I've always wanted to have someone pose for me at this monument called "Death to Fascism", but I always seem to be walking alone.

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

Monday, July 28, 2014

Keeping hot.

It's been very hot and humid in Belgrade this summer, and while we homo sapiens seek shade, this lizard is quite happy catching some rays.  And maybe a berry or two.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekend reflections--face down in the water

Some of you may remember that a couple of years ago I bought a 'fun' camera, the Minox mini, that you can see in this post. It has given me many fun shots, and often some incredibly sharp ones. Overall, good quality for its limited pixels.

Recently I had a major, major leak in my roof (I am under the eaves).  Unfortunately, this occurred when I was in the US and my son was on vacation.  Upon his return a week after the rains, he discovered the damage AND found my little Minox floating face down in its metal box.  (It has been on my desk; only a miracle that my computer stuff wasn't affected.

I was ready to bury Mini, but I thought I'd try to dry it out.  Opened the card slot, removed the card, and opened the battery slot.  Put it on my (now hot and sunny) windowsill for two days.  Charged it (it flashed feebly) and put the card back in.

Amazingly, all the photos I'd taken on the card were perfect.....and it now continues to take unaffected photos, as you see here.

The blur is mine...Mini has three settings:  half a meter, a meter, and infinity, and sometimes I'm not such a good judge.

I wonder if my D90 would have survived a week face down in the water....

See other reflection on James'   WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, July 25, 2014

SKYWATCH--Watch the birdies!

Back in Belgrade and on one of my favorite walks through Kalemegdan Park in the evening to escape the heat, I caught these people watching the sunset...and the birds.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Street music

Belgrade has its share of varied kinds of street music.  There's something for everyone, and this little girl seemed very interested in this drummer.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY--"B" is for "Belgrade via Budapest."

This trip back to Belgrade I actually flew to Budapest and then took a shuttle to Belgrade. Turned out to be about 200 euros cheaper on my ticket to Seattle.

Had some time to kill at the airport while waiting for the shuttle, and like other bloggers, I'm never bored when I have my camera.

These girls were hostesses at a car rental, I believe.

See other Bs at Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Friday, July 18, 2014

SKYWATCH--off the roof again

Off the roof of my daughter's house again. Love the light.

By the time you read this, I'll be back in Serbia and after the dust settles, back to visiting your blogs.  Sorry for being so absent....

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Happy Birthday....

Today is my little granddaughter Mila's THIRD birthday. I am leaving Seattle today and won't be there on THE day, but I'll make up for it!  Here's a little photo of Mila on her first birthday. How time does fly.

Grandma loves you.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY--"A" is for "Americana"

The same friend who showed me Monday's rubber duckies collects American cut glass.  Here's a sample of her pieces.

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

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Keeping the old, adding the new

I like it when new buildings go in and have kept the facade of the older building so that it seems to fit the neighborhood.  This construction site is on Capitol Hill in Seattle.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Rubber duckie Rio

Had dinner at some friends' house the other night and when I got there, my hostess said, "You've got to take a photo of the lawn a few streets over for your blog!"  And so off we went and I was not disappointed.  I wish I could show you all the photos I took. My friend said she's never seen a soul around the house, but some imaginative person must live there.  He or she decorates the yard for various holidays and seems to have an endless supply of rubber duckies.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

ABC WEDNESDAY--"Z" isfor "Zapped!"

Zap!  Gotcha!  Caught these two vintage-dressed girls at the food court in Westlake Center in downtown Seattle.

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

Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Had clam chowder and coleslaw at a fish and chips place near Pike Place Market here in Seattle.  Love the vintage set-up here.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Body art

Caught this decorated lady and her little girl the other day at Seattle's Green Lake Park's wading pool.  I don't think I'd ever get a tattoo, but they fascinate me on someone else.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Weekend Reflections--on the way to San Juan Island

Took the Victoria Clipper up to Friday Harbor on San Juan Island here in Washington state to visit some very good friends.

On the way I captured this reflection....

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, July 4, 2014

SKYWATCH--the calm before....

I'll be watching Seattle's fireworks from my daughter's rooftop this evening, albeit looking in the other direction, not toward the Cascades seen here. 

This photo was taken just a few days ago. Ah, were that I had Photoshop here to get rid of that cable...

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

THEME DAY--celebrate summer

Visited some super-good friends in Friday Harbor on San Juan Island this past weekend. We celebrated summer by having a picnic near Lime Kiln lighthouse that you see here. Click here to see others who've participated in this meme!


 Bust of 19th century Montenegrin poet Njegoš Petrović. With laundry. 😆