Saturday, December 31, 2016


Sunlight on a what-was-to-be a sunny day in Seattle is reflected on this tall building.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, December 30, 2016

In Seattle on a bus

You know me. I am always ready to sneak a shot....and I did in the bus back to Queen Anne Hill from downtown Seattle.

I thought the expressions of these two fellow passengers were so sweet.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Friday, December 16, 2016

SKYWATCH--looking westward

The statue of The Victor, along with another photographer who was waiting for a good shot, stand looking westward in Kalemegdan Park.

I am already westward==in Seattle until spring, and so soon I'll be posting from here.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"W" is for "watercolor"

It's not a watercolor, but looks like one. Took this from the quay through a ship's window, along the Sava River.

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

Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Refugees, most likely from Syria, have been welcomed in transit in Belgrade. Now that it's colder, it appears that they've received warm blankets, too.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Every little bit....

I see this lady in various parts of town, and she seems so in love with her dog, like many less fortunate people do.  I always give her something, and when she's close to my pet shop, I buy the dog food.

Saturday, December 10, 2016


Actually, the holiday lights have been up here for quite some time.....nearly as early as in the US.

But anyway, most of them are pretty, so we can enjoy them longer.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"V" is for "vehicle'

A vehicle can be defined as "a thing used for transporting people or goods, especially on land, such as a car, lorry, or cart," so there you go.

These garbage dumpsters are vehicles!

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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Bon voyage!

This young couple are headed somewhere.....perhaps too early to leave for the end-of-the-year holidays, but I still wish them 'Bon voyage.'

Monday, December 5, 2016

MONDAY MURALS--Pippi in Belgrade

I have no idea why Pippi Longstocking is smiling from this lively wall in Belgrade's up-and-coming hotspot, Savamala.

But she definitely caught my eye.

See other murals on OAKLAND DAILY PHOTO.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Saturday, December 3, 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--Through a water bottle

Reflections in water drops inside a bottle of water on my window sill...

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Thursday, December 1, 2016

THEME DAY--Transitions...what lies ahead

A difficult theme, or else I found it so because I had not much time to think about it.  Transition is change; some predictable, some not.

The predictable transitions are perhaps easier to cope with, if only because we have time to get used to them.  Those transitions we cannot foresee, such as suddenly being faced with a life-threatening illness, are the most challenging.

A bit like driving down life's highway.  On a clear day you can perceive sooner what lies around the bend.  I tend to think, however, that life is more like driving through the fog:  you can't always tell what lies ahead.

See more variations on this theme at THEME DAY.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"U" is for "utensils'

Utensils and maybe 'unexpected,' too.  Had a cup of coffee with a friend and spotted these utensils, napkins, and oil and vinegar on my way out.

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night....

"Neither rain nor snow nor dark of night...."   So goes the US Post Office's motto that their couriers will not be deterred by the elements.

The same could be said for some stalwart chess players in Kalemegdan Park.

Snapped this photo of chessmen all set up by a fellow who went off to find something dry to sit on.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Church tower

Overcast it was yesterday morning, though it cleared up later. This is the tower of the Serbian Orthodox Church of St. Michael the Archangel  in the center of Belgrade,  situated in the old part of the city.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY---the walker...

A bit mysterious, I think. You can't tell if he's coming toward you or walking away. Only I know, hee, hee.

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Friday, November 25, 2016

SKYWATCH--sunset on Ada Ciganlija

Ada Ciganlija, or Gypsy (river) Island is actually now a peninsula.  Beautiful sunset here....

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

The Struggle---and the chess players

I was kind of hoping the fellow  on the left would sit down at the chess table behind the statue of The Struggle and play so that I could say the statue was struggling and so were the players; each trying to win.

But he stood....

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"T" is for "temptation"

Maybe it's because I'm currently following  a diet that allows  no sugar or wheat flour that I find myself drawn to bakery windows....

Which one do you want?  You  can eat one for me, too...

See other "T" words on Mrs. Nesbitt's ABC WEDNESDAY.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016


This lady is sitting just outside Belgrade's Geological University.  Not sure why, unless she's waiting for someone.  Red hair, red lipstick, red boots!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Sunday, November 20, 2016

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--last winter....

Been pretty busy these days.....this is one from my archives from last winter.  Chilly day in the park, with a bit of snow...

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS--red, white, and blue

Building rooftops across the street are reflected in the windows of Belgrade's Youth Center.

See other reflections on WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, November 18, 2016

SKYWATCH--rising out of the mist

The top of a tower on the New Belgrade side of the Sava River rises out of the mist....

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS: Tesla had it right

Nikola Tesla was right about a lot of things, and this quote rings very true with all that's wrong with the world.

Sad, but true.

See other reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Monday, November 14, 2016

MONDAY MURALS--Karadjordje?

Eye-catching mural of, I believe, Đorđe Petrović the founder of modern Serbia,   "Black George", who lived from 1768 to 1817.

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--red lamp in the shadows...

There's a restaurant in a park I often pass by and sometimes at night, which was the case here. It looks so mysterious...

See other shadows on SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Friday, November 11, 2016

SKYWATCH--upstream a bit

A mournful late afternoon a bit upstream on the Danube from Belgrade.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016


This man was offering some of his homemade cheese (similar to Greek feta) on a mountainside in southwest Serbia.

Tasty it was.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"R" is for "revelry"

These fellows in the small town of Cajetina (CHY-yeh-tee-na) in southwest Serbia are either on their way to or coming from a wedding.

Serbian weddings are full of all kinds of fanfare and revelry, and in the countryside, that often includes firing off guns....notice the holes in the flag....

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

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Through a dirty window

It was balmy enough the other day for a friend and me to sit outdoors.  This Papillon's owner preferred to sit indoors, so this little chap had to peer through a not-so-clean window.

Monday, November 7, 2016

MONDAY MURALS--Custom-made shirts

Not that cats wear shirts, but if they did, they might choose the shop whose entrance is on the left.

The button eye kind of troubles me....

See other murals on MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016

SKYWATCH--the fort within a fort

Something's brewing in the sky....but no horrible weather yet.  In the foreground is a bronze model of part of Kalemegdan's fortress as it once was.

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Feeding the pigeons

I remember feeding the pigeons and the squirrels in a park in my home town.  I never see many children doing that here, but many older citizens share their stale bread with the birds.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

ABC WEDNESDAY--"Q" is for "quiet observers'

Two ladies enjoying a smoke and a cocktail furtively observe this young man and his pizza....hungry maybe.

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

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


November's theme day is Out of Focus and here's mine, taken a while ago when it was raining (weather's great now, but nippy).

See other out-of-focus photos on THEME DAY

Monday, October 31, 2016


Another one from last summer, but it's still there!

This beautiful mural decorates part of the long walkway on an up-and-coming chic area in Belgrade, Savamala.

See other murals on  MONDAY MURALS.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY--up on the roof...

It really has been a long time since I've posted....  I don't have any recent shadow shots, so this one of my granddaughter Mila from last summer will have to do.

My very good friend has a rooftop terrace, and to escape the summer heat she invited Mila and me to cool off. Mila stripped to her underwear while I just got my feet wet.....  The green cloth served as a sunscreen.

See other shadow shots on SHADOWSHOT SUNDAY.

Saturday, October 29, 2016


Hotel Majestic in Belgrade has had its interior renovated, not that you can tell from this photo I snapped with my Minox camera.

See more reflections on James' WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.

Friday, October 28, 2016

SKYWATCH--southwestern Serbia

Well, I'm back, and none too soon. Haven't posted since July....  So many things were going on, and I just needed a break.

Two weeks ago I took a trip through southwestern Serbia and encountered some stunning landscapes, many of which were taken from a moving vehicle...

See other skies on SKYWATCH.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

I've lost my blojo....

I was going to write that I've lost my mojo, but didn't even have a photo to illustrate it, so I googled.

Came up with 'blojo' instead, which is defined above.

I doubt if I've lost it completely, but more likely misplaced it...  Partly due to still organizing my endless India photos, and I am one of those people who likes to finish one job, then move on...

So bear with me. Yankee will return at some point, with a refreshed blojo.


 One creature alert, one texting, and one, well, just dog-tired.