The island of Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands. It is a huge tourist destination and enjoys a whopping 5 million tourists a year which is well over 5 times its population. It has tons of beautiful beaches, plenty of year-round sunshine and the third largest volcano in the world.
Have you ever played a string instrument? I confess I haven’t. I’ve only played the piano, but never achieved real competence, though I enjoy playing very much.
Do you remember your favorite Halloween costume from childhood? Mine was a pumpkin and I blush to admit I was fourteen at the time. A girlfriend of mine and I decided we’d go trick-or-treating as pumpkins. We died white sheets orange in her bathtub, stitched them up (sort of) when they were dry and stuffed them full of wadded up newspapers. We wore black tights and black shoes. I can’t remember exactly how we made up the green leaves or the stems, but we had a blast. We even went trick-or-treating though we got a few questionable raised brows because we were a bit too old to be running around the neighborhood.
These birds fascinate me. They are incredibly smart, they can talk, dance and sing. And some of the bigger birds live to be 100, which is just amazing.
I’m always fascinated by the simple inventions, like the compass which points due north. Who thought this one up? Was it an accident? How did it happen?
The first pie I learned to make was a pecan pie and it has been an old stand-by since. It’s one of my favorite pies. However, I don’t think I could ever choose just one pie as my fave, but it’s easy to make a list: Pecan, apple, pumpkin, banana or coconut cream, cherry, berry, chocolate silk, and custard. Oh, and lemon meringue. I forgot peach. Okay, maybe I don’t even have a shortlist, lol! I love pie!
This is almost a repeat of the blog from the 18th, but I couldn’t help myself. As I said before, I love fall colors and yes, this is probably my favorite palette.
Prepare for another Awwwww! Kittens of any kind are adorable, no less so the cheetah cub. The photos just make me smile and I hope you enjoy them as well.
The Dolomites is a general name for a number of mountain ranges in northeast Italy. They are part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east. In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are called the “Pale Mountains” because of the light appearance of the rock they’re named after: Carbonate rock dolomite.
My grandmother collected tea cups and showcased them in her dining room on a several-tiered shelf. I can picture them to this day. When I was in my twenties, she asked me to pick out a tea cup and saucer to take home with me. I loved and treasured the experience and after all these years I still have my beloved tea cup. It’s a beautiful purple flower pattern and reminds me of special times with my grandmother.