Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle


This is the holiday where I truly fall in love with Europe and realize early on, that when I return home, I’ll want more. Some people have the gypsy in their soul, and I am a gypsy.


 It’s not a matter of being unfulfilled with having had the experience, rather looking at the experience from every angle and still longing to see more.

I’m not quite certain Dapper feels the same about traveling as me, but I know he enjoyed seeing das mutterland.

   I am, however, pleasantly and utterly brimming with fond memories that will sustain me until the call to travel beckons me once again.

Daily Gratitude: watching a black swallowtail lay eggs on our parsley; fond memories of a wonderful European holiday; leftovers!

Quote of the Day: The artist must see all things as if he were seeing them for the first time. All his life he must see as he did when he was a child.      ~Henri Matisse

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was A Good Day

Entering the Black Forest.

                                                                                                                                                                           Entering the Black Forest.

Before Dapper’s ancestors emigrated to the United States, they lived in The Black Forest. When he chose this tour on our Rhine River cruise, I knew his desire to visit there was due to his connectedness to this woodland. 

Black Forest valley.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Black Forest valley.

Listening to the guide tell us of the history and culture of this lovely countryside and to see the beauty of the hills and forest, I couldn’t help but feel a deep connection, too.

Adolf Herr's Cuckoo Clocks.

                                                                                                                                                                     Adolf Herr’s Cuckoo Clocks.

Along the way, we stopped at a cuckoo clock maker’s shop. We were greeted by sweet Adolf Herr, a sixth-generation cuckoo clock carver, who treated us to the chimes and cuckoo calls of his two-story handmade clock and a taste of kirschwasser.


We never thought the Breisach temperatures would follow us to where we would be seeking refuge from its searing heat, but we were amply rewarded by some shade, good company, and a wonderful farmhouse lunch.

Authentic Black Forest cake from the Black Forest!

                                                                                                                     Authentic Black Forest cake from the Black Forest!

Driving down the hillside toward Breisach, through the lovely valleys, I felt happy that we were fortunate to have had this magnificent experience. 

Daily Gratitude: Rhine River sailing memories to last a lifetime; my Mother turning a feisty 89 tomorrow; coffee date with Janet

Quote of the Day: 

On a clear day
Rise and 1ook around you
And you’ll see who you are
On a clear day
How it will astound you
That the glow of your being
Outshines every star
You’ll feel part of every mountain sea and shore
You can hear
From far and near
A word you’ve never, never heard before…
And on a clear day…On a clear day…
You can see forever…
And ever…
And ever…
And ever more. . .                     ~Alan Jay Lerner, Lyricist

Remember: Every day is a good day!

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Beneath Your Feet


Dock Street, Philadelphia

What used to be Dock creek is now a cobblestone street in Olde City named Dock Street. Enjoy lunch at City Tavern, and then take a stroll down this narrow cobbled road and think of all the bustling business that occurred along this once thriving creek.

Daily Gratitude: evening flight to France; friends who will take care of my Green Beings; Dapper G

Quote of the Day:

I have often walked down this street before, but the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before. All at once am I several storeys high, knowing I’m on the street where you live.    ~ Alan Jay Lerner14636232-musical-notes-flying-over-the-stave

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

⇒See what’s beneath their feet!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

Bright Angel Trail, Grand  canyon

Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon

There are many switchbacks as you descend the first four, elevated miles of the Bright Angel Trail with an average descent to the river between four to six hours. All the hikers who descend and return on the Bright Angel Trail, making way for burros, stopping often to rest, laying aside their fears, are an inspiration to me. Next trip to the Southwest, I will attempt this hike!

Daily Gratitude: remembering my mother-in-law’s enthusiasm for life; spending time with Carl, Sari & Sarah; tending to the green beings in the garden

Quote of the Day: When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.                                      ~Lao Tzu

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Close-Up

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

Prayer Stacks, St. Martin

Prayer Stacks, St. Martin

Prayer stone stacking has origins in many cultures. I created this one with shells to represent the four students who were tragically killed in a car accident while we were vacationing in St. Martin, W.I.

Daily Gratitude: low humidity; 89-year old Mom recovering from heat stroke!; honey bees on the sunflowers!

Quote of the Day: I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself, the pictured suggestion of that big thing which makes this nation. My stars and my stripes are your dream and your labors. They are bright with cheer, brilliant with courage, firm with faith, because you have made them so out of your heart. For you are the makers of the flag and it is well that you glory in the making.                                        ~Franklin Knight Lane

© Teresita Abad Doebley. All rights reserved 2009-2015.

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