Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again. It seemed to me I stood by the iron gate leading to the drive, and for a while I could not enter for the way was barred to me. There was a padlock and a chain upon the gate. I called in my dream to the … More “Rebecca”: One Book, Two Films
We are couch dwellers. Among the cushions we relax, and go on a virtual train journey. Thank you, YouTube. We start off with Sri Lanka, where train journeys are a tourist attraction. Founded in 1858, the Sri Lanka Railway Department keeps going. I took an all-too-short trip from Mt. Lavinia Hotel into Colombo, arriving at … More Train Journeys in the Time of COVID-19
This week’s challenge is Twisted. My fellow blogger Susan Goffe has given a marvelous example, of the “love bush.” There are indeed many examples in nature. Also, I think, the twists and turns of discussions, deliberations…and the “curve balls” life sometimes throws you.
This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge has left me feeling nostalgic. I am actually perfectly happy right here, right now… But then, I began thinking about people I would love to be with (especially family) and places I would like to be. So, I popped down “memory lane” for a few minutes while searching through my … More I’d Rather Be… Well, It Would Be Nice
As usual with the Weekly Photo Challenge, the word “ascend” required some thought. When I searched my library, I found mostly photos of people descending, for some reason. Eventually, however, it fell into place. Not only people ascend; it can be objects, like a flight of steps. Or even…a monkey.
This week’s photo challenge is simply “Glow.” One immediately thinks of sunsets – and here are one or two. But colour can glow, in the sunlight, too. I hope you enjoy these…
This week’s photo challenge is simply “Windows.” Here are a few that you might enjoy looking through… I wrote a blog post about the Wesley Methodist Church – a huge building in slow and steady decline – on Tower Street. I also wrote about the Writer’s Retreat in St. Mary here. It was organised by … More Windows: Looking In, Looking Out
This is a difficult challenge for me, because I don’t have a head for heights. I don’t really enjoy being “atop” a high building (I have dizzying memories of looking out of the window on the eighty-somethingth floor of the World Trade Center, a year or two before its demise). Clifftops and mountaintops are hardly … More Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop
As a grey and rainless Valentine’s Day draws to a close in Kingston, Jamaica, I thought I would offer you, my dear readers, a few more roses, as tokens of my love and respect for you. Roses at the end of summer are always sweet. They linger on in the shortening autumn days, before the … More Scattering a few more roses your way…