It’s rained during most of our time in Bordeaux, so yesterday’s sunshine was very welcome. But today the rain jackets were out again — wpexcept for the boy-child who doesn’t seem to notice the weather.
Month: February 2015
Wordless Wednesday: postcards from here and there
Apologies; I’m posting from my iPad and having trouble captioning the images. So:
1. San Francisco from the Coit Tower
2. Church of St a Peter & St Paul, San Francisco
3. My “boys” with Francesco; street performer in Munich
4. The boys again. On the road up to Schloss Neuschwanstein, Bavaria
5 & 6. Views from the train; Munich to Fussen
7. Resedenz Garten, Munich
8. A perfect plate; macarons in a shop window, Munich
All images: Su Leslie, 2015
Not exactly wordless, but this last week pictures definitely speak louder than words.
Architecture of difference
We’ve been in Bavaria for the last couple of days, and yesterday went to the famous Schloss Neuschwanstein. It’s winter here and there has been quite a lot of snow. Coming from a Kiwi summer, this change of weather has accentuated the feeling of difference — best exemplified by the very different architecture of this part of the world.
Schloss Neuschwanstein: a fairy tale castle built high in the mountains.
Icicles hang from the roof of this house, in the village below the castle.
The inn just below the Schloss Neuschwanstein, perfect place to warm up.
This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and non-SLR Digital Image Challenge, at Lens and Pens by Sally.
Wordless Wednesday: today’s the day
The Big T, the boy-child and I are off on holiday for three weeks, and my ability to blog will be dependent on time, and internet connectivity in the various places we’re visiting.
I guess this means that if you don’t hear from me, we’re having too much fun — or there’s no broadband!
Thank you all for visiting, liking, commenting on and following ZimmerBitch. Your online fellowship is a huge part of why I blog.
See you in a few weeks.
Nga mihi nui (my best wishes)
Six word Saturday: when bees thrive, we all thrive
Things to see and places to be
With less than a week until we go on holiday, the boys are busy making lists of things to do and visit. The Big T is keen on the BMW museum in Munich, while the boy-child is looking forward to skating in Bordeaux.
I had such fun photographing our little toy BMW Isetta the other day (DP Photo Challenge – not quite to scale), that I decided to take a few more shots, and then of course I needed a skateboard.
Not sure how I can represent my wish-list for our holiday. As long as I can find coffee, book shops and art galleries, I’ll be happy.
This post was written for Sally’s Phoneography and non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally. You can find out more here.
Daily Post Photo Challenge: not quite to scale
Toys are a fun way to play with scale. Matchbox cars get lost in the shrubbery and come to grief in the rock garden. Meanwhile in the kitchen … a supermarket chain’s check-out giveaways get dwarfed by the breakfast bowl and spoon.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Scale.”
Six word Saturday: finding the right one among many
Cloudy with frequent showers; strong southwest.
For inhabitants of a land which is seldom subject to any real extremes of weather, we New Zealanders are oddly obsessed with it. Perhaps is part of our British colonial legacy — weather provides a topic of conversation that permits polite interaction without the risk of straying into contentious territories.
Of my home city, Auckland, it is said that we often experience “four seasons in a day.” Today has been one of those days; warm and humid, grey and windy, cold, bursts of sunshine. Not a day for venturing far without a raincoat and strong hair-clips to hold wayward fringes in place.
I’ve chosen not to venture anywhere much at all. This morning I wandered around the garden, noting how much the lawn has grown and weeds have invaded. I toyed with the idea of clearing some overgrown ferns on the boundary, but decided to photograph them instead, before retreating back indoors.
Music often uses the weather as a metaphor. I’ve always quite liked Crowded House’s Four Seasons in One Day and Take the Weather With You.
This post was written for the weekly Phoneography and non-SLR Digital Devices Photo Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.