Monday, August 4, 2014

An Empty Ball Room






and the escalating

rhythms

of 

a ballet accompanist



always invite me

to feel young again






and sore 

the next day...






but when


 
with Irina

at

 The American Swedish Institute






came to an end









my camera lens kept dreaming







with an eye wide open to 

finding new portals

in my city










toward self-expression. 












As I prepare for 



(back to school)

 on

August 25


 I would like to thank

my friends, readers and visitors

for 

your loyal companionship.
 
I will be back 

 at 

the end of August 






but for now...

wishing you an



Midsummer Day's Dream.









Finally, all photos by Anita Rivera Castles Crowns and Cottages
Photos of me by Irina of Gypsy in Me

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Our travels are over


and it's time to unpack

the memories.


via


Not everyone has

or 

ever will putter around  


Europe


via



but nothing can stop 

the heart

from flying where it desires






because

journeys of the imagination

are the most fun 

to collect



via


and unpack

anytime

in your favorite places

of

reflection.


via




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I would like to thank each one of


castles crowns and cottages



from 

a quiet corner of my home



castles crowns and cottages




for creating an atmosphere

of 

  loving collaboration for

our 

Simply Irresistible Link Party 2014.


Now it's time to serve up the winner



castles crowns and cottages


of the vintage

Sheffield Georgian Tea Set.



castles crowns and cottages




From a random draw...




castles crowns and cottages


from

Angelsdoor

is the winner!


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Now to Penny 

and 

the rest of you...








Friday, July 18, 2014

Dear travelers



The view

from up here 




is





...I recognize

Paris Grey


via



Prague 

in its mist


photo by neil j. wilson flickr via pinterest



effervescent 

Venice


via



Budapest the Beautiful



via



Capri


via


and details from

a Scandinavian countryside.



via


via toves sammensurium



But the closer I approach



my destination






the sky below 






and

inside of me



via

 
is morphing into a rather 

strange
 




but perfect dream-like focus







toward my 


European Dream.



Narrow canals now channel



via

 
via



my arrival to a


in 


via



I don't know 


if I'll ever meet her -

my 

Dutch blog sister

and



Add caption


 So hang on tight 


take flight





  
click on the links






and 

see the real stars 

below:


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