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A hungry dog believes in nothing but meat

Built by an enlightened reformist …. sorry?  Say that again!  You can’t seriously be saying that this place was built by an enlightened reformist?  Yup!  It is part of the Peterhof – Peter the Great’s Summer Palace which in modern terms is about an hour from the centre of St Petersburg (as the architect of its conception, birth and building modestly called it  and it remained until being renamed Leningrad and abruptly returned to its original name after Glasnost in the late 1980s).  576 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge

Jul 24, 2016 - [Sunday] Wordpress Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

Stirling, Scotland, taken on July 23, 2016

Wild flowers are beautiful but the company of a buzzing bee is the cherry on top, especially when it is cooperative and stays (relatively) still for a photo!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry On Top

“God’s Version of Cherry On Top”

The Cherry on Top of my mountains still making me smile. Sorry to have to repost this so soon, but I couldn’t resist, with the challenge being Cherry on Top. 9 more words


this is a letter I will not send.

Cherry On Top
You know this is a letter I will not send. It is an ordinary letter about how things are with me. The summer is ending and the last blooms outside my window have just withered. 233 more words


First Smiles

Is he?  Surely this is it…  Yes!

He is smiling! Definitely.

Becoming a parent is a pretty amazing time. 125 more words


WPC: Cherry on top

A birthday picnic under blue cloudy skies and the shade of a tree had me glued to the spot for the afternoon. It was a good opportunity to focus my lens on the surrounds and just as I switched the camera from monochrome to colour a charming little sequence unfolded around the deckchair. 81 more words

Weekly Photo Challenge


My entry for the weekly photo challenge-Details.

I have always had a great wish to see the Sunflower field from close quarters ever since I had seen the pictures that my hubby had clicked during one of his tours to Europe. 230 more words