Six Word Saturday – on Sunday – June 1, 2014

Hey! The next round’s on me!!


We were a little late for a ballgame out at Busch Stadium, so walking around just killing time before they opened the gates, we came on this great place, wonderful food and mega-screens everywhere.  Presumably, once the game began people watched the game from here.  We decided to have our lunch here and as usual, my sis decided to grab the bill…

Travel theme: Connections

For Where’s My Backpack:  Travel Themes…I thought I’d show you a trip from Verona to Venice by train!

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Last time I was in the States, I left via St. Louis Mo.  We stayed the night in a hotel right across from the run way and I enjoyed watching the planes land and take off.  We laid over for a few hours in Atlanta, of all the airports I’ve been to in the last couple of years, on both sides of the Atlantic, it was the one of the most pleasant.

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Have a nice day!  Ciao Bastet!

Photography Reflections: Giant City, Illinois U.S.A.

When I was back in the States in September of 2010, one morning, my sister and I went for an eat and walk at Giant City State Park.  We made the mistake of having a large lunch before going on our walk.  Fried Chicken, mashed potatoes, biscuits and I don’t remember what all.  You could ask for seconds and we did…I’m afraid we were little piggies 😉

Then we went off for our walk.  Believe me, it isn’t easy to get energy in your legs when it’s all concentrated in your tummy, but we put the old discipline in gear and took off.  These are a few photos of the lodge and park.  Hope you enjoy them.

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Due to past political corruption, the State of Illinois is on the brink of economic disaster, among the many cuts contemplated are the closing of the parks.  This article doesn’t talk about that problem in particular, because as one can see, the problems that the State faces are so many, and its people are in such a bind that State Parks are probably low on the list of priorities.  It has become one of the poorest, if not the poorest State of the Union.


Sunday Walk: 21 July 2013 – Carlyle, Illinois U.S.A.

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When I was back in the United States in 2010, my brother came to take me on a road trip and to his daughter’s wedding…we went to visit the small town our mother and her family were born, and where we’d lived for a brief and difficult period of our life…I wasn’t too surprised that he’d not been back there for many years, though he lives less than 70 miles away…

So this is a short walk down a memory lane…where memories no longer exist…sometimes, it’s a good thing to go back and see how things have changed!

Have a great Sunday!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Golden Hour

This weeks Daily Prompt Weekly Photo Challenge is dedicated to the Golden Hour…and what is the Golden Hour, I would have asked myself just a few short weeks ago, but I came upon many photographers posting photos of dawn and dusk, calling them the Golden Hour!

So, the Golden Hour: “The Golden Hour. In photography, the “golden hour” is the first and last hour of sunlight of the day”


Here are two photos from my last two trips to Illinois U.S.A.

Car at SunsetThis photo was taken in September of 2010, in a parking lot near Carlyle, Illinois.

IllinoisThis photo was taken while riding in my sister’s car past one of the many artificial lakes, actually mine fills, near Carbondale, Illinois in June 2012.

If there is really one thing that is difficult, if not impossible is to shoot a dawn or dusk in a small valley…but, I’ll try going out tomorrow morning early on the lake and see what I can come up with…

For more fantastic photos dedicated to the Golden hour just click here.

Thanks for dropping by.