Travel theme: Trees

I just got back from a weekend at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  I spent most of Saturday at a public garden and did a lot of walking to see the flowers, fountains and sculptures.  It was cloudy and even rained during the afternoon.  This is one of the things you can’t control when you travel!  I had an umbrella and was still able to get lots of pictures.  There were so many impressive trees and I thought I’d share some of the pictures.  One of the guides at the garden explained that many of the trees are over two hundred years old.  They had a lot of character as well as a stately appearance.  I also liked some of the smaller, younger trees because they were fresh and decorative.

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These trees look dramatic in the rain.

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Find out more about the theme here.

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A Winter Walk

This is my second winter in Virginia and there has been a lot of sunshine during the month of January.  I saw a little snow one morning but it was gone by the afternoon.  Since the weather has been so mild I thought that I’d return to Colonial Williamsburg for a winter walk.  I’ve now been there all four seasons and it is a nice place to see in January.  There was even some greenery and I noticed plants growing in a sort of greenhouse.  Most of the people out walking wore light jackets and I was comfortable with my winter coat and a hat.  I started out wearing mittens but I kept taking them off to take pictures until I realized that I didn’t need them after all!

If you’d like to join me on this walk this is what we’ll see:

In a few days it’ll be February and then it will almost be spring!

Williamsburg

Here is more about Jo’s Monday Walk.

Travel theme: Golden

I was in Washington, D.C. over the weekend and it was a festive time for a visit.  I did a lot of walking and saw several of the Smithsonian museums and ended up at the Botanic Garden.  The displays were so colorful and inviting so I stayed quite a while so I wouldn’t miss anything.  Along with flowers there were replicas of many buildings that were gold in appearance.  The garden was full of visitors from all over the world, but it was possible to find places to stand and simply enjoy being there.

I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!

 

Travel theme: Numbers

When I visited the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, England, there were many places where I saw numbers.  I walked up a steep hill to get there and discovered numbers with useful information.  This clock was prominently displayed and very unique.

Greenwich

Here is an important sign that tells you what you need to know using numbers.

Greenwich

I found more information showing not only Greenwich but many other cities.  I was so interested in this that I didn’t notice the shadow that my arm created as I took this picture.

Greenwich

I also saw this view of London which may not have had any numbers but it was worth the walk to see!

Greenwich

 

More numbers can be found here.

A Park in Barcelona

I just got back from my trip to Spain and France!  I thought I would begin by showing some of the beautiful tiles from Park Güell in Barcelona.  It was a challenge getting there because it involved a walk up a steep hill that took me a while to complete.  The park was delightful and quite spacious so it didn’t seem too crowded.  There were also plenty of benches so it was possible to find a place to sit and enjoy the surroundings.  The tiles were both original and colorful and the park was a cheerful place on a sunny afternoon.

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