Monday, May 2, 2016

Through My Lens

http://mersad-photography.blogspot.com/2016/05/nature-taking-over-through-my-lens-nr-40.html

A Tea Plantation outside of Chiang Rai, Thailand

 There were rows and rows of Tea Plants no matter which direction we looked ...




 There was a little shop and restaurant at the top of the hill ...






These mouth watering deserts were all made with tea ... and to die for :)




Tea for Two ...

and Two for Tea ...

This was a wonderful place to visit and learn about how the tea, that we drink a great deal of at home, is grown ...






And of course, we couldn't leave without some Choui-Fong Tea, right?

Andrea
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Friday, April 29, 2016

Weekend Reflection




Lioness and ... hmmm, really?
Thankfully this is in the Museum and the Lioness is no threat to anyone anymore :) 

Andrea 

Feline Art Friday



Licking his Chops ...


Andrea
By request, the original

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday


Red-whiskered Bulbul

How exciting, a Thai bird that I could actually see.  I saw the Bulbul in several parts of Thailand, but this is the one time I had a clear shot of him.  They have a sweet song so you know they are around, but, like I said before, not easily seen.


 I cropped this and another shot out so you could get a better look at his red cheek and bum ...  a really pretty bird. about the size of a Red Wing Blackbird.




Andrea

NF Trees and Bushes


Sprawling Oaks on a cold early morning ...
(taken in January ... no we don't have snow anymore :)

Monday, April 25, 2016

Scavenger Hunt Sunday



Glass 
I was going to use this last week for the  Collection prompt, but when I read this weeks list,  I decided to save it for now ... it is all glass, Cambridge Glass, Depression glass and two elephant pie birds in the front(which are actually pottery) in a glass display case :)

Homemade

There are some things in life that you have to rely on luck for. Having an awesome neighbor is one of them and I really got lucky.  My neighbor's husband built the bird houses and she painted them.  The two on the right she gave me for my birthday.  Note the little owl on the front ... she knows me like a book :)  Homemade Birthday present bird houses ... it doesn't get any better :)

Open
This Open mouth is not a rare sight at my house.  Chachi is a talker.  He speaks up about every little feeling he has and most vociferously about "It's time to eat!"

My City
A view of the Chicago skyline from the steps of the Field Museum.  This city is beautiful no matter what angle you photograph it from.  

Entrance
The Entrance to the Chicago Field Museum is impressive by itself, but currently, with the Herb Alpert famed Spirit Totems (eight black bronze sculptures) on display ... it is doubly impressive :)