Thursday, June 30, 2011
Just looking at some old photos. This one from my trip to Sicily in 2007.
My mother's parents were from Agrigento. I never got to meet them but the people in this city are wonderful. One lady wanted to know why I was walking around with a short-sleeve shirt. It was 65 degrees F (about 20 C) and the Sicilians were wearing winter coats. I was so warm and over-heated from walking up and down those many hills and steps.
Every street twists and turns and brings you to another hill or staircase through an alley-way. I loved it!!!
It was Sunday and I could hear the pots banging in the kitchens, and ladies speaking Italian...and the smells!....wonderful tomato sauce cooking for Sunday dinner. It brought back wonderful memories from my old Brooklyn.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
- Don't mix your alcohol. Drink scotch, it won't make you sick.
- Don't eat chopped meat dishes in restaurants. You never know what's in it.
- Plant marigolds with your vegetables; it keeps the bugs away.
- You can have fun when you're married, just don't tell your husband.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
I don't know the names of all the varieties of dragon flies and damselflies, but thought this one was a beauty. I wish I had gotten the bright blue "tail" sharper, but I think he was vibrating this end to attract the females!
"Damselflies are similar to dragonflies, but the adults can be differentiated by the fact that the wings of most damselflies are held along, and parallel to, the body when at rest."
So I guess this is a damselfly!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Sunday, June 05, 2011
Saturday, June 04, 2011
I tried to update the features, since I've had this exact blog layout since 2005. It is time. :-(
Unfortunately, just changing one item, causes a chain reaction and now I have to change everything.
I'm trying to keep the same colors and appearance as the old site which may take some time.