Travel Theme: Gold

At the Shrine of Saint Photios in St. Augustine, Fl       See more interpretations of gold or join the Travel Theme challenge here.

Travel Theme: Game

After the baseball game Although baseball season is still awhile away, 6-year-old grandson B. already has signed up to play on a team this Spring. See more interpretations of game or join Where’s my Backpack’s travel theme here.

Travel Theme: Leaves

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour…

Travel Theme: Forest

Chattahoochee National Forest in North Georgia     Spread over 18 counties in north Georgia, the Chattahoochee National Forest includes 10 wilderness areas, over 2,200 miles of rivers and streams, over 450 miles of hiking and recreation trails, and 1600 miles of “roads”.  Within its boundaries can be found the beginning of the 2,174-mile-long Appalachian…

Travel Theme: Plants

Sea Oats Sea oats (uniola paniculata) is a tall, subtropical grass found on beach fronts and barrier islands along the southeastern coast of the U.S., eastern Mexico, and some Caribbean islands. Tolerant to heat, salinity, and drought, sea oats are important in sand stabilization projects and help protect sand dunes from tropical storm damage.  In the…

Travel Theme: Balance

Every time grandson B. travels here to visit, we make a trip to the old train where he loves to walk on the train tracks.  Little did we know when he first walked these tracks at age 3 that he would soon have three operations for a vascular malformation in his brain (dural arteriovenous fistula)….

Travel Theme: Waves

Fishing among the waves at sunset Join this photo challenge or see more interpretations of waves here.

Luminous and Ornate: The St. Photios Shrine

Located in St. Augustine, Florida, the Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine is a memorial to the first Greek settlers on the American continent.  This photo shows the fresco behind the altar which depicts the Virgin Mary and is entitled Mother of God – More Spacious Than the Heavens. The first Greeks in America came as…

Travel Theme: Paint

A watercolor artist, my husband paints landscapes and rustic scenes of barns, wagon roads, lighthouses, and old farmhouses.  His favorite Christmas and birthday gifts include watercolor paper and paints.  Here’s the beginning of one of his paintings…   And he enjoys painting with grandson Ben… To see more images of paint, painted objects, and the…