Tuesday was Valentine’s Day, but now is when to buy candy and romantic gifts. Shopping holiday clearance is a joy to me. I recently purchased a gingerbread house kit for $1.19 from one store’s Christmas clearance section to do with my sister next month to herald springtime. And really, it’s not like chocolate goes badContinue reading “Fertile Soil”
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Souls hibernate too.
Rather than simply watching Groundhog Day on the 2nd, I also watched the livestream of the real Punxsutawney Phil. Just like in the movie, he saw his shadow and declared six more weeks of winter. It’s almost like the season starts on the vernal equinox or something. Haha! It’s March 20th this year, by theContinue reading “Souls hibernate too.”
Carnival Season is in Full Swing
Twelfth Night (January 6th) marked the end of Yuletide and the start of Carnival season. That means it’s now acceptable to eat king cake! So far, I’ve had four: a classic from two places, a Bavarian cream-filled, and an apple cheesecake one. So far, my favorite is still the classic cinnamon with a healthy balanceContinue reading “Carnival Season is in Full Swing”
Jumpin’ January! I’m late!
I had a slow start to 2023. Last month, I received a letter from the Secretary of State, informing me that my appeal has ended, concluding that the UK Home Office was wrong to deny my application. I sent my passport back to New York that very day. I haven’t heard anything since then. InContinue reading “Jumpin’ January! I’m late!”
Between the abbey, the cobblestone streets, quaint bridges, and the Roman Baths, there is plenty to enjoy in the City of Bath. This collection is from early 2022 and is far from complete. At some point, I will share photos of the abbey. For now, marvel at the historic site, where so many amazing writersContinue reading “Bath”
The photos I’m sharing this week are of Kew Gardens in January of this year. I was over the moon about the ice and frost that covered the plants. I have many more photos than these, but I wanted to highlight the majesty of the cold. The steaming earth enchanted me. The birds sliding aroundContinue reading “Kew Gardens”
Hampton Court Palace: Interiors
This week is a continuation of last week, but this time we move inside the palace. I apologize for the quality of my photos. My camera filled up, and I had to switch to my cell phone, which doesn’t take the best pictures. Still, I couldn’t pass up the chance to snap the empty rooms.Continue reading “Hampton Court Palace: Interiors”
Hampton Court Palace: The Grounds
This week’s collection is from the palace of Henry VIII, taken in January of 2022. There was almost no one there besides me and my fiancé. It was great. Recognize any of these from Harry Potter? And, yes, I did stagger through the hedge maze, calling, “Danny!” One person somewhere deeper in the maze laughed.Continue reading “Hampton Court Palace: The Grounds”
Photo Blog Month
I’ve decided to give NaNoWriMo a shot this year. I did it a few times in years past and won two or three times, but that was a long time ago. Time to try again! That being the case, I’m going to blog for the next few weeks the same way I did last week:Continue reading “Photo Blog Month”
And now for something completely different!
I didn’t feel like going with my usual format this week. I’m not sure why. Instead, I’m going to share photos I took in one of my favorite places of all time: Queen Mary’s Gardens in the Regent’s Park in London. These are from trips in 2016 and 2017. Any description beyond what the imagesContinue reading “And now for something completely different!”