Six Word Saturday

Six word Saturday

Putting on a show, at Harrogate

All my old favourites, and some new folks too, all in impeccable condition.  That’s what I expect of a flower show, and Harrogate delivered.

And more than that, a fashion show.  The floral art had a sewing theme.  Simply stunning, don’t you think?

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There was so much more, but that’s quite enough for a Six Word Saturday.  I think it might do to celebrate Earth Day too.  Have a beautiful weekend, and look after your patch of earth!

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You can’t beat a good castle!

No, you haven’t done something funny to the screen!  This is Beaumaris Castle, in black and white.  I rather like it, but then, I liked the original too. I’m a bit vain like that!  It’s just that I desperately wanted to join in Paula’s Black and White Sunday, Traces of the Past and I’m running out of time.

So I’ve combined it with Debbie’s Six Word Saturday.  I’m sure Debs won’t mind.  She knows I can’t count.  Just as Paula knows I can’t resist a little bit of colour.  Doesn’t the castle have a stunning outlook?  The geology of Anglesey is fascinating too.

Enjoy your Easter weekend!

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Saying goodbye to Six Word Saturday

And where better to finish with a flourish than Florence?  I hope I’ve taken you on a beautiful journey, but my philosophy here has always been to please myself.  And doing just that has given me many hours of pleasure.

Cate has announced that she will be ending Six Word Saturday on 1st April, April Fool’s Day. I’m pretty sure that it’s not a trick, because my lovely friend Debbie at Travel with Intent has volunteered to take it over on April 8th.  Since I won’t be around then, I thought I’d say my farewells now. Come and celebrate with me?  There’s gelato!

There doesn’t seem to be anything that Florence can’t offer.  All the sculpture and art you could want.  Architecture that dreams are made of. Gardens and vistas to sooth your soul.  Food and wine to indulge your palate.  Have I missed anything?  Well, maybe a little desultory window shopping. I even found a cookery school in the Mercato Centrale!  Click on the gallery for a closer look?

And as I ambled back to my hotel on Via Nazionale, this little beauty!

Sad to see her go, but I wish Cate the very best of luck.  I know it’s not easy running a challenge, but if anyone can then it’s Debbie.  The lass has energy to burn.  As for me, I’m off to my lovely Algarve tomorrow. Time to relax and wind down a little.

Meanwhile I’ve scheduled a Jo’s Monday walk for next Monday. Have a great weekend and I hope to see you then.

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How do you feel about steps?

Of course, it does rather depend what you’re climbing to see?  The views of Florence are magnificent, but I have good news for you.  The number 13 bus will take you up to Piazzale Michelangelo.  So, no need to worry for your September visit, Gilly.  I think you’ll love it!

Should you be really ambitious (or foolhardy!) there are more steps on offer, to take you up to San Miniato al Monte.

He looks like Mafia but I think he was a good guy!

I had hoped to time my arrival for evensong and the attendant Gregorian chant, but my plans were a little awry that day.  The beautiful and unexpected cemetery was some compensation, and the church had a wonderful aura.

The way back down was more gentle, through lush greenery, and lead me past the tower of Porta San Niccolo, originally part of the city walls.

Those doors look intriguing, don’t you think?

I apologise if you’re bored with my current obsession with Firenze, but I’m afraid there’s much more to come.  I haven’t even touched on the Uffizi or Palazzo Vecchio yet.  Can you guess where our Monday walk takes us?

Have a great weekend, won’t you, and hopefully join Cate with your six words?

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The Algarve produces some beautiful shadows.

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img_5931Just wandering, as I like to do, in the Eastern Algarve, I found myself chasing shadows in the area of Lota.  The combination of lagoon, beach and boardwalk is an enticing one.  I loved the delicacy of the shell patterns, and a chance find- a sea urchin.

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The Weekly Photo Challenge has confused me a little by moving to a Wednesday.  But I didn’t let it cast a Shadow on my week.  Well, perhaps one or two!  A little like the six words that I like to share with you here on a Saturday.

Apologies in advance to those of you who walk with me on Mondays.  Next week there will be no blue sky.  Have a great weekend!

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