This black and white storefront caught my eye from atop a big red hop-on-hop-off bus in Glasgow, Scotland. The bus was moving, but I was faster than the bus so far as deciding this was my black and white shot. I have no idea what the store sells, but it sold me!
What could be more light and airy than meringue, that wonderfully whipped concoction of whipped egg whites and sugar? These light and airy meringues were displayed behind glass at the Willow Tea Rooms in Glasgow, Scotland, when we lunched there three days ago. The Willow Tea Rooms were designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1903. The Willow remains open today to welcome visitors who want to experience the splendor of a bygone era and take tea just as they did in the same rooms and interiors 100 years ago. By the way, I do love meringue – on rhubarb custard pie, on lemonade pie, in mushroom form and just by themselves. Yum.
A visit a couple of days ago to Kinderdijk in the Netherlands to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s windmills brought me something unexpected: Young artists sketching their perceptions of the 18th-century windmills. This young lady was wearing the color … Continue reading
When I saw these hearts dangling in a narrow street in Regenberg, Germany, Aug. 2, I knew it was the perfect shot for the Hearts theme in this second annual challenge. As much as I wanted to save it for the week of Valentine’s Day 2014 (Tom’s and my wedding anniversary), I love the subject matter so much I can’t wait to share it with you. I hope you think it’s as fun and cheery as I do!