Adventures in Italy

A day spent here
Our ship
Let the wandering begin
I dislike crowds very much, but felt very comfortable here
We wandered , we had pizza and Italian beer , got a very good feel for this are, and loved it so much we’d go back to Santa Margherita ,Italy again. The people were so friendly and of course the weather was marvelous, my kind of weather…90ish:)

Hipsta …

So I’ve started my journey of 365, a bit late, but, better late than not at all…

I think what I’ll do is post once a week, everything I’ve done for 7 daysStill playing with settings nothing too fancy

Part 5…out west

I’m not sure if i ever said the real reason we went out WEST…. well it was to visit with our Grand Daughter. Colorado is  great distance form New York air travel is about 1,670 miles. a pretty good distance, so we tried to make the best of our time.43443555642_7eb934caff_c

she’ll be three next month. so while she was in day care. we did some traveling around .

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this is Breckenridge,Colorado. which sits at 9600 ft. and the summit of the ski resort is upwards of 13,ooo which is upwards of 2 miles above sea level., and yes i did feel like i was sea sick. it didnt matter how much water i drank. i felt so bad i didnt ever have a cocktail.

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it was so pretty and so many things to do there.


its only been a ski resort since 1961. they have kept a lot of the charm,by keeping alot of the historic buildings. before all of the skiers took hold, of course it was a place for prospectors

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many trails off the main roads, and places to just unwind.

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and then when you think your feeling better .because of the altitude , you try a Little shopping  but soon realize you ned to find some shade and rest again 🙂 remember this was after all in July and the temps reached over 100 degrees:)

well, that about does it for me.  if you came along for my little journey, thank you:)

A Distant Memory

Anyone who knows me… knows I really despise the cold and snow, and I hibernate for a few months. The last stretch of our winter just seems to drag, as we continue to get more snow and bitter cold temps…. in the the teens.

I’m grateful for my archives during these months, so here’s a redo, of… what else a bench…. for Bench Monday’s a distant memory., in painterly mode

Went to visit the turtles

I’ve been laid up for just about a week now. Saw the acupuncturist today and she fixed me up pretty good, I’ll know better tomorrow. But.. anyway, before I landed myself in this predicament , I went to our little conservatory, Forgetting not only was it Sunday but also the beginning of feb. recess :(!!! It was very crowded but I managed to get a few shots off .

It was nice to see a mom taking Her son out shooting

And then there r the Quails under foot , nervous little things , they are. With signs every where to b careful where u step..

And a mascot to end all mascots:). Yeah she lives there too.

But u cant help but stop by and see these crazy turtles , I’m told they are always “doing it”

A different type of turtle. He’s generally on land .

Well I found one room with no one in it . But it was time for me to go.

As it was getting way to crowded for me.

So off I went following the brick road.:)

Have a wonderful week end everyone

walking the grounds of the Eastman Estate

its funny how when things are in your own backyard you kind of forget about them, and their importance,and that so many other  people would love to have a chance to visit this place,but live to far away. ive been in this mansion hundreds of times, with my different photog. groups. so i just couldnt bring myself to go in but ..walking the grounds, and an amazing experience all on its lets get started….

Georges Estate

just a glimpse of the back

i thought my movie critic friends might like to see the  DRYDEN THEATER

another glimpse of the back

windows galore

doors galore

isn’t this amazing, i love to come here, with a cuppa, and just sit inside there, the grapes haven’t been picked yet




i couldnt get into this garden, there were paid photogs using the space

a pano of the back

i was finally able to enter this area. still in the back of the mansion





and all of a sudden i felt eyes on me, at first i thought i was going to be asked to leave…

i think he was waiting for a handout:)




early fall sprucing up

while i dont consider Rochester,NY a bike friendly city,many people ride their bikes to work

moving on

i couldnt get back in this garden, but i always take a shot of these 3 windows

not sure what happens here, other than the workers meeting up

im guessing a nice place for the workers to have their lunch

even if you miss the sign to enter the mansion…there’s no way you can miss this fence

So that about does it for this tour. i hope if you stopped by, you enjoyed  yourself. i know i always do. its a big holiday here..Labor Day week end. …  the amusement parks  change their hours,(and soon will close,till next summer) what ever schools haven’t opened will be opened by Wednesday. im going to miss Summer in Western New York, at least this summer ,we had 25 days in in the 90’s, and twice and many in the 80’s.  so what ever you do this week end, enjoy, and remember …SCHOOL BUSES  are out, dont forget to stop when the reds are on, and slow down when the yellows are lit.

George Eastman built his residence at 900 East Avenue between 1902 and 1905. He created a unique urban estate complete with 10.5 acres (42,000 m2) of working farm land, formal gardens, greenhouses, stables, barns, pastures, and a 35,000-square-foot (3,300 m2), 50-room Colonial Revival mansion with a fireproof structure made of reinforced concrete.

Eastman’s house presented a neoclassical Georgian Revival facade of decorative craftsmanship. Beneath this exterior were such modern conveniences as an electrical generator, an internal telephone system with 21 stations, a built-in vacuum cleaning system, a central clock network, an elevator, and a great Aeolian pipe organ. Eastman used the house as a center of the city’s rich musical life from 1905 until his death in 1932.

The estate was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1966.[2][13]

Savannah River… the vacation is over

well its been great going through my vacation to Savannah Georgia, i’d go back in a heartbeat.

so when ever we go on vacation we always try to take  trolley’s and boat rides, to learn about the history and other facts you just wont find in a book.and in the last part of our trip we took the boat ride at sunset. we normally dont see sunsets because of the hours my Husband works.. many sunrises though:)

while we waited for our boat, we got to see another freighter come through, this one was from China..going back to China.

im just in awe of these vessels

the size is enormous

ok, on with the show

now you can truly see the enormousness… our sightseeing paddle boat is just like the one u see next to the freighter.   and you know the size of those sightseeing boats.

and we r off to explore the river , and yes to get a few captures of the perfect sunset:)

to the left of river street ,where all the action is…


The Savannah River has the fourth-highest toxic discharge in the country, according to a 2009 report by Environment America



we were so lucky to catch a  school of Dolphins  you can only see the one, but there were at least 3 in this shot

if you look closely you can see some Dolphin fins

The river supports a large variety of native and introduced aquatic species:


a few deer eating dinner


cant forget about these little guys, these tug boats work hard:)

a Fort we never got to visit


the colors in the sky were simply amazing at every angle , you saw something different

my most prized possession from my trip ,and yes, i did get it made and framed

well we r on our way back to town. what an awesome nite it has been

next time i want to stay here,at the Weston Hotel and Spa

i forgot this little guy,  theres a whole fleet sitting over at the Weston (where i want to stay next time) and they just cart people back and forth all day long

i was in awe of that sky,remember im not out at nite usually 🙂


well that will do it for this cruise.

i had such an awesome time in Savannah, id go back again tomorrow if i could. i cant explain the feeling i get when im there.

if you stopped by thank you . this is the last segment of my vacation in Savannah Georgia  2016.

The Historic Homes of Savannah Georgia

The Charm of the South has always won me over. i think in another life i must have lived there.

i thought id share some historic houses today, i wont go into the history, as i did in my other Savannah blogs. mostly because im too lazy. and it is the charm of these places that really captivates me and without SCAD….Savannah College of Architecture and Design..this would certainly not be possible!

ya all know that old saying ..”keeping up with the Jones”  well this street is named Jones. and supposedly that’s where the saying came from. i could never find a day where there wasn’t a lot of cars or people . but this is a residential neighborhood, and its still amazing . the street is all brick.

does any one know the meaning behind the “red door”.. well back in the day.. if your door was painted red, it meant you owned your house,no more mortgage..

this duplex once had a sister living on each side.

i just love this building.

of course i dont remember all the history that goes with this building… and as u might have noticed.. its under construction.Any way… its suppose to be haunted. it looks haunted doesnt it?



we never did get in here. but as you can read was on HGTV.

and if you look carefully at the brick (same in the other photos)  see the smudge marks? well these bricks  were hand made by slaves, and those are finger prints.


SCAD saves what ever they can, in this case outside seating was made at a local restaurant, the pillars may be new, but notice how they saved the other building,

i went to a garden party….. i know you all know the words:)

No i didnt go to a GP. but isnt it pretty?!

there are many Historic churches ,in Historic Savannah..yes this is one.

and this is another 🙂

and then it was time for some libation

not really too keen on English food.. but the liqueur is the same 🙂   and yes it was time for refreshments.. after all my poor hubby was kind enough not to complain all day .

if you stopped by, i hope you enjoyed the tour. i love Savannah. that was my 4th visit, and even though i know i saw the same things, it never bores me.  and theres always good fresh seafood:)

so.. have an awesome rest of the week, and thanks again for stopping by.

Rochesters’ own Public market

Rochester’s City-run Public Market has served the community at its 280 N. Union Street site since 1905. Bargains and local goodness abound Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 52 weeks a year. Vendors–over 300 on busiest Saturdays–offer fresh produce, ethnic delicacies, specialty items, general merchandise, and so much more. In addition, an array of independent local businesses–cafes, food stands, coffee shops, florists, specialty food purveyors, breweries, and more–can be found on Market grounds and in the surrounding Market District.
Learn more about the benefits of public markets; Get tips for shopping for fruits and veggies at the Market; See a chart of what’s in season month-to-month in New York State

I Love going to the Public market, i usually go on Thursdays, when its not so crowded, but the veggies are all out, so i try to go Thursdays and Saturdays. i go early and leave when its starting to get  packed.  i get my shopping gout of the way first, pack up the car, and come back to take candid photos..

ok.. lets get rolling…


 well they have their hands full

takin a break

anyone who knows me ..knows i cant resist taking a BUS shot 🙂

has anyone ever cooked with fresh flowers?   i havent i know lots of people do

its starting to get real busy.. ya know what that means….ill be leaving very soon 🙂

but b4 i do.. i love to get snaps of this kid.. ya know he just dont wanna b there

and i believe this is His Dad

every week i see these kids, ya can tell by the look on their faces..usually.. they’d rather b some where else.

trying to explain what it is shes looking for

and last but certainly not least.. the busker….

besides all the fresh foods, i can find, i some times meet up with friends,  for breakfast, as their are many restaurants  here, sometimes a few food trucks too. and there are always buskers …some good some..ok, but its always an adventure.

If you stopped by …Thank You i advance.. and have a fantastic rest of the week.

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