On the eastern edge of the Adriatic Sea lies Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast, an area rich in history and natural beauty. I visited Dubrovnik last year, lured by tales of Croatia’s Mediterranean climate and lifestyle and budget-friendly accommodations. Although I adored Dubrovnik, I’m more of a nature girl than a city girl, and so on our third day in Croatia I was ready to explore beyond the city walls. By then we had seen dozens of posters and pamphlets advertising boat […]
We’re a family of animal lovers. Every single one of us. So on one of my trips to Germany to see my family, my cousin planned a visit to Gut Aiderbichl, an animal sanctuary near Salzburg that’s a dream come true for neglected, abandoned, and abused animals. (Some trivia for you: Austria has the most stringent animal protection laws of any country in the world.) Celebrity Michael Aufhauser purchased the land, situated in the stunningly beautiful, rolling Austrian countryside. Supposedly […]
During my trip to Croatia, I couldn’t help but notice the large numbers of cats out and about. We saw cats everywhere, and I mean everywhere. Although I am a dog person, I have to admit that the cats of Croatia have a way of charming a tourist with a camera (especially the upside-down kitty on the bench).
Ailsa at Where’s my backpack? issued a new travel theme challenge: Art. I’m recycling an image I posted in the early days of my blog. I came across Da Tung & Xi’an Bao Bao while wandering around Portland on a rainy, chilly December day. According to the Portland Parks & Recreation website: The young elephant standing peacefully on his father’s back symbolizes safe and prosperous offspring. The elaborate surface decoration features cloud-shaped curves and birds and animals from ancient Chinese […]
Terry took this photo of the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs on Sunday. The fire spread so quickly that this scene developed within about 45 minutes. His friends had 20 minutes to evacuate their home, and so he headed over to assist. They are still staying with family as of today, unable to return home yet as the fire continues to behave erratically and change direction.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture about FRIENDSHIP! This horse and goat are good friends who live together at the Gut Aiderbichl animal sanctuary in Austria. Learn more about this week’s WordPress theme and check out other bloggers’ interpretations of the friendship theme here.
This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge: Share a picture that is BLUE! Before I visited Lake Tahoe I was aware of an environmental campaign called Keep Tahoe Blue, so of course I expected the lake to be blue. But I’ll never forget catching my first glimpse of it. This lake is REALLY blue. Amazingly so. Add “See blue Lake Tahoe” to your bucket lists. Learn more about this week’s WordPress theme and check out other bloggers’ interpretations here.