Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I still can't get the Musee d'Orsay place out of my mind

I suppose the title needs no further elaboration. This video was taken in late October of 2007. Just let me say the next time you're in Paris, skip the Louvre and its lines -- go to the Orsay.

Plan to spend a half day and get the audio guide.

Fun with Photoshop after a visit to Plimouth Plantation

thinking about the Mayflower

Plimouth Plantation

woman

doorway



Happy New Year's Eve!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Paris in the past - Jardin des Tuilleries

Jardin des Tuilleries and Champs Elysees

 Jardin des Tuilleries
Rue de Rivoli et Jardin des Tuilleries

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas in Michigan

This picture was so good it demands a repeat -- thanks Aunt Thea!
Taken in 2012 by Aunt Thea at Bernice's condo, Grand Rapids

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Flashback: Susie's Open House and Selling Teddy Bears, December 2001 in Rutland, Vermont

Susie with Dorothy and Joyce keeping tabs




Mary in the kitchen









Off to set up at the craft show at the Mount St. Joe Academy in Rutland.




Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Autumn in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, Rhode Island

Now that winter is in semi-full swing here in Rhode Island and certainly around much of the rest of the northern US, here's a little something to remind us all that beauty is only a season or two away. . .


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Praying Mantis on our window

If truth be told -- and right here it will be -- I've never seen a praying mantis outside of some "insectarium" or other controlled world. Susie first caught sight of this guy (or gal) and we had to record it for posterity. Impressive creature.

If I were a bug and found myself within eyeball-ranger of this baby I'd sweating bullets or whatever insects sweat.


Sunday, December 07, 2014

Paris in the past - Opera Garnier


grand staircase

inauguration of the Opera Garnier