Travel

Old Door in Rome, Travel Photography

 

This is a beautiful old door I passed on a dream trip to Rome (2006) that I never thought would ever happen. Each region and city of Italy that I visited was beautiful in its own way. My trip to Rome though was extra special. This is where I was able to add on days at the beginning of my trip (before actually joining the tour). This gave me extra time to explore more in-depth this wonderful city and to make sure to see the sites that I absolutely did not want to miss.

It was here that I learned what ‘Rome was not made in a day’ really means. Whether you are hitting the tourist hot spots such as the Pantheon, Coliseum, or just enjoying a cup of cappuccino, so much of ancient history is still very visible almost everywhere you look. I could not believe that not only could I see the road where Caeser’s chariots drove, but that they were not roped off and I could actually stand where ancient rulers had.

While there I was treated to great music everywhere on the streets, in restaurants, and all around while I also learned how to properly drink and enjoy wine, which is a big deal for someone who doesn’t really drink much at all. So my appreciation of good wine starts here and I still think of Italy with each glass of white wine especially. If you ever get to visit Rome, don’t forget to toss a coin in the baroque Trevi Fountain, so as legend has it, you will hopefully get to visit the eternal city of Rome again.  ~

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c)2021

 

Road Trip

Photography, Road Trip

Who rode oer’ this bridge many, many years ago?

Did they hear the birds twittering in the eaves?

Maybe their story is still waiting to be told. ~

Thank you for visiting. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c) 2021

Travel – Grand Canyon

Travel Grand Canyon, North Rim Grand Canyon Arizona USA

Like most people, I have been very limited in traveling these days. However, I am looking through  photos of my past travel journeys with gratitude for all the beautiful sites that I have been privileged to enjoy. This is a view from the North rim of the Grand Canyon near Cape Royal on a trip taken in 2014.

My husband has traveled there many times and has even hiked across the entire canyon multiple times. I am a light hiker, but have done some along the Kaibab trail on the North rim, which is our favorite side. There are so many majestic views there that one trip really does not do it justice. This is truly one of the places on earth where you stand and realize how truly insignificant a person can be in the universe. It is incredible in imagining all the changes and years that it has taken to carve out such grandeur. The North rim usually closes to the public in early to mid October as they get ready for their winter season including much snowfall. The South rim is generally open year round, but you need to check the National Park website for the most current updates, especially these days. Any overnight hiking at the Grand Canyon involves applying for a permit from the park.

I always learn so much from the park rangers when we visit. The Grand Canyon is a true National Treasure.

 

Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c)2021

 

Poetry – Treasure Chest

Poetry, Treasure Chest,

~  Treasure Chest ~

Ribbed and smoothed, some shaped as the nautilus chamber,

seashells scattered chipped and shorn,

tiny shipwrecks all wave-tossed and thrown.

Laid barren on final sandy shores,

some whitish or darkish hues,

others too, glistening remnants of watery jewels.

Abalone, lavender flowing, mother of pearl

splayed wide open in final homage.

                                                                                                                            ~ terre

 

Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons. (c)2021

*Photo taken on 2006 trip to Hunting Island Beach, South Carolina, USA. a natural, maritime, forest beach that remains undeveloped.  This S.C. State Park is a tidal island landscape that is always changing as it is impacted heavily by weather. It is one of my absolute favorite places to visit.    

 

Places Traveled ~

Pearl S. Buck, Birthplace, Hillsboro, W.Va.

“Write a novel if you must, but think of money as an unlikely accident. Get your reward out of writing it, and try to be content with that.”  ~ Pearl S. Buck, (1892 – 1973).

Pearl Buck was a prolific writer and the first American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1938 for The Good Earth. She was the daughter of missionaries and spent the majority of her formative years in China as well as her early adult life. Her Chinese name is Sai Zhenzhu. She wrote extensively in her novels about the plight of women, the poor, and social injustices.

This image was taken while on a rural road trip through West Virginia. I wasn’t expecting this to be here, so it was a great surprise! The stately rural home is now a museum. It was not only an interesting experience, but educational, and the staff was so welcoming. The natural beauty of this part of West Virginia is so breathtaking and is a journey I would love to take again. Oh, and don’t forget to stop along the way for a slaw dog, a menu specialty throughout West Virginia.  ~

Thank you for visiting today ~  terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons (c) 2020

 

 

 

Photography ~ Places I’ve Been

Glasgow Cathedral or High Kirk, Glasgow, Scotland.

Here are some images from my 2016 trip through Scotland. I captured these with my old Nikon D50, which I have kept as my backup camera. I was so surprised when we arrived at Brig O’Doon… I thought it was only an imaginary place! I am so intrigued by the centuries and centuries of history when I travel in Europe and all the beautiful sites. I have no idea of who painted the man with the bird on the building or why, but it is just beautiful. If you know more, please enlighten us.

Thank you for visiting today ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons  (c)2020

Photography

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I have written before about my favorite vacation spot to visit in South Carolina. However, I am missing it this year as many of you are probably missing going other places. So I will not whine and be thankful for all the times that I have been able to visit and know more times will come. I wanted to share this little bird that I would see every time I would go. I thought he was a permanent resident until I decided to learn more about him. I found that he also visited at the same time every year…. just like me! The male painted bunting is such a lovely creature. A bird with a coat of many colors. Who knew?

Taken May 2014, Hunting Island State Park, South Carolina, USA.                               
D50, ISO 800, 1/80 sec  f/6.3  270 mm, cropped only 

Thank you for visiting today. ~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons

c2020

Ecosystem

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Drifting through the salt marsh

bending the tall grasses

in a sea of green.

Egrets keeping a wary eye

notice my passing by.

Smelling the warm pluff mud

under the sweating sun,

under a broad blue sky

life carries on.

 

~ terre

Terre’s Blog – Women of All Seasons   c2020

 

 

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