I’ve never quite seen anything like it. Rather than describe it, here are some pictures take from our hotel.
St. Basil’s Cathedral
Le Mutt in Red Square!
I will be posting more about our Moscow experience. Suffice it to say that the Russians are always rushing (at least in Moscow) but I had no trouble going out and finding my way around with the help of a map and occasional requests for directions (it helps to write down the Cyrillic version of your destination just on case the person you ask does not speak English). The people I have met have been very cordial and helpful.
Bob’s urban oasis is still going strong into September. A new turtle has taken up residence in the above-ground koi pond along with two smaller deputy turtles who paddle around furiously. Bob has put a few catfish in the bottom of the pond to keep it clean. The dahlias and gardenias have stopped blooming but the banana tree has started to sprout little babies.
The water lilies have always been my favorite of the flowers but I am partial to the papyrus that grows in the pond. It looks so elegant!
For prior posts on Bob’s garden, press here.
I didn’t have any problem getting them to open up for the macro lens
I don’t know what this flower’s called – it’s from Seger Park down the street and I take pictures of it every year.
Even Plumpton got into the act despite the fact that he is now a grumpy old cat of 19.
I’m a city girl but there’s something about the feel of grass under my feet that takes me back to some happy days from my childhood: Running through the woods, catching frogs and letting them go and watching the fireflies at night.
Sometimes the landscape is so surreal it looks like a painting
White Socks knows where all the good bugs like to hide
Gracie forages for food.
I like to lie on my back and watch the sky through the trees
Until the sun falls from the sky
The last pictures I posted from South Street Bridge were taken one November at sunset before the sun had finished falling from the sky. I took the pictures in this post on Saturday afternoon in September when it was so hot I could see the heat rising in waves from the asphalt. How hot was it? It was so hot that sometimes the sun had to take refuge behind a cloud!
The images look otherworldly to me.
It’s not even cool under a bridge trestle.
These photos remind me of what a “Philadelphia of the Future” would look like circa 1950.
We went to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens yesterday to see the fuchsias and the dahlias. Some of the pictures below are from that trip but I took most in the little town and near the shore of this idyllic place.
Here’s the view from our hotel.
The weather this weekend was beautiful for walking. There was lots happening on East Passyunk Ave. so I headed on down.Passyunk Square. How do you pronounce Passyunk? It’s Pashunk. Two syllables, not three.
Mama Maria’s Restaurant
The Crafty Balboa artists were selling their wares up and down the street
Flavors of the Avenue set up a big tent and lots of people were sampling offerings from the Avenue’s restaurants.
But but it was a good day for just hanging out and people watching.
This cat does not seem pleased that I took his picture. Purrhaps I should have asked him purrmission.
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