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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday 22 May 2018 Dresden

After sailing along the Elbe past larger and larger  villas (some with vineyards)  we arrived n Dresden, where we spent the day. We went to the Old Masters gallery in the Zwnger Palace and we saw many paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, Titian and others. In the evening, walked back to town along the River and had dinner at the Old Masters Cafe, where we sat outside under the watchful eye of Carl Maria von Weber near the Semper Opera. Afterwards we went shopping and found an Aldi! At 9pm in the ship's lounge, we heard a concert performed by a Dresden Opera trio (flute, bassoon, and violin). They played Mozart, Haydn, and Scott Joplin.













Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday 21 May 2018, The Elbe and Bad Schandau

Today we sailed along the Elbe River from the Czech Republic into Germany, arriving at Bad Schandau, Just below the Bastei Rock Formation in the Sandstone Mountains. We hiked to the Bastei, and here is our view of the Elbe. Its name means "white and shining". Nearly 800 km North is Hamburg and Cuxhaven, the Elbe's mouth on the North Sea.











Monday, September 18, 2017

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Monday, May 08, 2017

The Cheshire Raccoon


I was walking in Quail Hollow the other day, when a rather large raccoon lumbered across the path in front of me.  I saw him climb a tree, and then perch up where the trunk split. He sat for a long time, keeping a sharp eye on me. I fumbled for my camera, only to find its battery was dead! (If only I had taken a few less photos of woodland flowers that day!)  He looked so like Lewis Carroll's Cheshire Cat--like a disembodied face up in a tree!

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Every Day in May 2016 #3: A Hammer - Piano hammers


Every Day in May Facebook Group #3: A Hammer, in this case piano hammers.

Every Day in May 2016 #2: Something Folded - A Paper Fan


Every Day in May Facebook Group Sketch: Something Folded - A Paper Fan.  When I was little, my grandmother used to fold our church bulletin into a fan, and we would fan each other during the Sunday service in the summer. A game of tic tac toe also helped to keep me still.

Every Day in May 2016 #1: A Toy - Catnip Bubbles


Every Day in May is a Facebook Group of over 1,000 artists who share a sketch of the same subject each day in May.  Day 1's assignment was to draw a toy.  I'm not sure who has more fun with this toy: Bojangles the Cat or my daughters.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sparrows in our room


Two sparrows flew into our hotel room while I was writing a card to my mother. They didn't stay long enough for a photo, so here's a quick sketch instead.


Saturday, February 20, 2016