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Photo Challenge: A Still and Exquisite Brilliance

The day was ending in a serenity of still and exquisite brilliance.

—Joseph Conrad

Summer memories or anticipation of summers to come?

Photo Challenge:  Ambience


Newburgh seal colony, Scotland

About 16 miles north of Aberdeen is a little village called Newburgh. We went there for lunch today, to the Newburgh Inn. The food was terrific. 184 more words


Summer's Sunflower - a haiku

Summer’s sunflower’s provide feed for Chickadee’s; 39 more words



Tristram Hunt, historian and MP for Stoke on Trent, this week resigned his parliamentary seat to take up a new post as Director of the Victoria & Albert Museum… 384 more words

Culture & Books

Meantime here's some cyclamen...

I’m afraid I’ll not be posting
for five days from the morrow
No poetry from Jemverse
which I know will bring some sorrow

But although I’m incognito… 67 more words


Shine on, shine on Marina Moon up in the sky.

Hubby took this picture of the full moon last night through our back window. He thought I should delete it, but I cropped it as it was quite something to see and I wanted to share. 61 more words


Royal Albert Hall

We saw a Cirque du Soleil performance yesterday afternoon at the Royal Albert Hall in central London:

We’ve been there before to concerts, but it dawned on me that I could not recall ever seeing the… 164 more words