Looking in from the Outside (Friday Flower)

This glass flower must have measured at least two-feet across the top. There was an entire room of these flowers on exhibit at the Chihuly Glass and Garden in Seattle. The lighting accentuating their color and beauty.

If only I could have brought one home. Or more importantly, if only I could have afforded to bring one home – oh how wonderful that would have been!

 

 

 

 

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Within the Mountains (WPC – Scale)

Even now, this image of abstract artwork on one of our visits to Seyðisfjörður, East Iceland still intrigues me. It’s almost as if one piece of this iron is keeping the mountain at bay whilst another piece is stretching to protect the church from it.

This small township was an hour’s drive from our home in Reyðarfjörður. It was one of those drives that always felt as if it was taking longer then it was due to the fact you had to drive down the steepest, twisty road into it.

This image felt ideal for the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge this week of… Scale.  Like everything in life, it’s where you stand that creates “your” perspective of what’s around you.

 

 

 

 

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Columbian Carriage Ride (Tourist Time)

When in Cartagena, Columbia we treated ourselves to a guided horse and carriage ride around the old city. The sound of the horse hooves on the stones whilst viewing the history from another era was so wonderful. If only it hadn’t been so darn hot!

Over this summer vacation I’ve been taking trips of another kind every Thursday, traveling down memory lane reminiscing about all the traveling we’ve done to various parts of the world as a family.

Thank you for your kindness and patience over the past two months
– regular programming will resume next week!😃

 

 

 

 

 

The things you see on the way to the grocery store… in Iceland! (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

First lock of the Panama Canal crossing (Tourist Time)

Having found our position at the very front of the ship, we were determined to stand guard, watching intently at each and every aspect of the going through the locks whilst crossing the Panama Canal. We weren’t disappointed, it was AMAZING!

Over this summer vacation I’m taking trips of another kind. Of a Thursday I’m traveling down memory lane, reminiscing a little about all the traveling we’ve done to various parts of the world as a family!

 

 

 

 

 

By air or by sea… you choose! (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grinning through hurricane winds at Peggy Cove! (Tourist Time)

On our way to New York our ship needed to make an unscheduled stop in Halifax to wait for Hurricane Sandy to pass. The up-side was we were able to visit the graves of the Titanic passengers and to visit Peggy’s Cove. As cold and blustery as it was!

Over this summer vacation I’m taking trips of another kind. Of a Thursday I’m traveling down memory lane, reminiscing a little about all the traveling we’ve done to various parts of the world as a family!

 

 

 

 

 

Love them Key West pelicans! (Wordless Wednesday)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water water rafting in Costa Rica (Tourist Time)

That smile on my darling daughter’s face says it all. We had the BEST time white-water rafting in Puntarenas. The animals we saw along the river in-between shooting the rapids were absolutely incredible. Even those crocodiles swimming beneath us!

Over this summer vacation I’m taking trips of another kind. Of a Thursday I’m traveling down memory lane, reminiscing a little about all the traveling we’ve done to various parts of the world as a family!

 

 

 

 

 

Icelandic Horses (OWPC – Horses)

Icelandic horses may not be as tall as regular horses, plus they have that additional gait or two thing going on that makes them look like cartoon horses running, but this takes nothing away from their beauty. All those different colours – glorious!

When living in East Iceland we chanced upon these glorious creatures on our way back from an estuary where we’d been in search of puffins. We were too early for the puffins but these horses soon had us forgetting our disappointment.

Horse is the One Word Photo Challenge from Jennifer Nichole Wells this week.