Friday, July 18, 2014

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Nails

Oh my, those are some pretty long nails you have there!


I know it's a bit of a stretch, but not only did I have computer issues this week, but once it was corrected, I then had a bad case of PhotoHunter's "block". This take just sort of came to me in the last hour.  Whew!  :)

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Pasta

I love Pasta . . .


And I love all things that go with Pasta.  Here is a very delicious Shrimp with Pasta dish I ordered for dinner at the South Point Hotel in Las Vegas.  Goes well after an exciting game of Bingo. :)

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Paper

"Romeo, Romeo wherefore art thou Romeo!"


On my 2005 Grand European whirlwind group tour, I visited the town of Verona to see the "supposed" balcony where the famous love scene between the fictional characters of William Shakespear's Romeo and Juliette took place. Although the balcony has no real connection with the two fictional characters, it is nevertheless a very popular tourist attraction for romantics visiting from all over the world. 

While researching to write this post, I found an interesting NPR article, Letters of Heartbreak Find Some Love in Verona, Italy. Apparently, the City of Verona created this Juliete Club Office where a group of volunteers pour over the more than 6,000 letters received addressed to Juliete from around the world. The office pays for the space and stamps, but these beautiful volunteers use their shared experiences to respond to these letters of love and heartache. I think this group of volunteers and what the City of Verona is doing to support the Juliet Club is pretty awesome. 

And for those of us who are fortunate to be able to visit Verona, we can post our feelings and thoughts directly on Juliet's love wall. 


Here's a cool video guide box surrounded by more love notes. 


Love notes up, down and everywhere.


And finally for my take on this week's PH theme.  Love notes found using a wide variety of paper.  


Happy 4th of July everyone!

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Friday, June 27, 2014

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Portrait

While visiting the the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, I stumbled upon this cool puzzle of Van Gogh's famous self portrait. With only three levels to work with I thought this would be an easy and fun puzzle to do.   


Well, turns out it wasn't as easy as I thought it was going to be. Notice the third left eye, which I didn't notice until I saw my photos later that night.  Major fail! 


I think one of these photos is a re-post.  :)

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Room

Room with a view . . .




The very beautiful Casa Matilde is located in the small town of Praiano on the Amalfi Coast in Italy.  From each room I had spectacular views of Positano and the Isle of Capri off in the distance. And in the evenings I enjoyed some of the most spectacular sunsets that I've ever seen.    

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day: Sacrifices Made

In a hospital room my uncle tells my sister and I a story we had not heard about. He said when they were young during war time in the Philippines, soldiers attacked their village. There was this one soldier who was about to attack him when my dad got the soldiers attention to chase him while my uncle ran away to hide in the rice fields. I remember my dad telling us that he was beaten once by a soldier which gave him this scar, but we did not have the full story as was told by my uncle. 

The next day, my sister and I watched as my dad slipped gently into eternal rest to be with God. 

What I remember most about my dad is his hard work ethic, his sense of humor and the sacrifices he made for his family and the ones he loved. It was something he did because that was who he was  . . . a devoted husband, father, brother, son, friend and co-worker.  


Thank you so much for all the sacrifices you made, the love and support you gave us and for setting the standards for which we should live our own lives.   

Happy Father's Day Duddy!  

And a very Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

Friday, June 13, 2014

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Round

A round wheel . . .


I took this photo in the town of Colonia del Sacramento in Uriguay which is a quick 45 minute ferry ride across the Rio de la Plata from Buenos Aires Argentina.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

30 Year Anniversary: And What A Climb It's Been

Today is my 30 year anniversary working for the City of Los Angeles. Whoo Hoo! I feel so blessed to have had the career that I have had and to have worked with so many wonderful people.  And I could not have had this opportunity without my family's support (Thanks so much Mom, Dad and Sis). 

Ain't about how fast I get there, 
ain't about what's waiting on the other side. 
It's the Climb.
I can almost see it
that dream, I'm dreaming . . . .
Keep movin', Keep climbin'
Keep the faith . .  .
~ Miley Cyrus Cover by David Sides ft. Ahmir


My climb isn't quite done yet, but I can see the top of the mountain and it is so close, I can almost taste it! LOL!


Friday, June 6, 2014

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Creative

A creative way to sell coffee . . . .


Gives true meaning to the saying, I'll take my coffee on the go. :)


I took these photos at the San Telmo Antiques Fair in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Saturday's PhotoHunting: Jewelry

Here is a colorful display of Peruvian made products that I found while shopping at the Pisac Sunday Market in Peru. 


They had some beautiful jewelry, wallets, pens, coin purses and even shot glasses. 

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