Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Weekend in Black and White


I spent this past week in the 'burbs of
northern Virginia, helping to take
care of a couple of toddlers.  I took this
picture one morning when they
woke me up with hugs at 6:30. Toddler hugs 

are so worth getting up early for.

[To see more b/w images, visit Dragonstar's meme.]

Friday, December 15, 2017

Weekend Reflections


This one is on the island of South Georgia,
in a place I was very lucky to visit
—because the seas around it are usually
too rough to allow a landing.
More than half a million king penguins
live here; you can see some in
the background (and their feathers
littering the foreground).

[To see more Weekend Reflections,
visit James's meme.]

Thursday, December 14, 2017

their hero


The people of Buenos Aires are justifiably
proud of their former archbishop.


This is a part of the cathedral
that was his "home" church
(and where that sign is found).

[Linking back to signs, signs.]

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ABC Wednesday—W is for "waterfall"


This is Shackleton Falls, on South Georgia.
It's named for Sir Ernest Shackleton,
the Antarctic explorer.  
He came
over this mountain to the whaling
station
of Strömness and was able to
rescue
his entire crew after they had to abandon

their ship when it was trapped in (and
ultimately destroyed by) pack ice.

[To see more ABC posts, go here.]

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

He's making a list . . .


Did you think Santa was hard at work
at the North Pole?  Me, too—but
apparently he prefers to do his list-checking
(twice) at the local Starbucks, with a
venti latte by his side.

[Linking back to Ruby Tuesday
and Our World Tuesday.]

Monday, December 11, 2017

angel on my shoulder


Buenos Aires is full of fabulous
murals like this one.

[Linking back to Monday Mural
at Oakland Daily Photo.]

Sunday, December 10, 2017

inSPIREd Sunday


This is the Whaler's Church, in Grytviken,
in South Georgia.  Grytviken was
a whaling station that has now been shut
down.  There's a museum here, but,
really, the whole town is a museum.  

[To see more churches from
around the world, go here.]