Hump Day Sparks

HUMP DAY SPARKS: AT HOME & ABROAD…

Good morning, and welcome to a peek behind the scenes in my home and with my family.  Above is a glimpse of my office bookshelf, situated next to my desk nook.  As you can tell, I do love quirky dolls and Disney characters mixed in with books.

 

My focus today will primarily be on my son and daughter-in-law:  shots taken in and around Prague, their corner of the world.   Gabi is behind the camera on some of these, while others were captured by Craig, like this one of her in a garden in Prohonicky Park.

 

Next, we join her as she is surrounded by lovely greenery…there is a wispy feeling to the scene…

 

Gabi captured Craig sitting down on the job…or maybe he is busily studying something in his hands.

 

Here is a sweeping view to behold…and there is Craig again, peeking out from behind the fence….

 

Interesting architecture to behold….

 

Another view of a building…

 

And here is a great close-up of a rose….with a little creature resting on Gabi’s hand…

 

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And just for the fun of it, here is a flashback to some images from my foothill home.  Far right, my Fearsome Four, Circa 1999.  Middle, three of my grandchildren in 2006:  Aiden, Dominic, and Fiona.  My vignette on the left includes my first published book, front and center:  An Accidental Life.

 

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Have a great weekend!

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Thursday Sparks

THURSDAY SPARKS: FOREVER CONNECTED….

Some of you may know that this blog began as Snow Connections, at Blogger, and celebrated the “twin cousins,” Aubrey and Fiona, born just days apart.

Over the years, we’ve seen how their lives have taken them on different paths, but they are always and forever connected by their circumstances.

Nowadays, they do not resemble their photos (above).  For a few months now, Aubrey has been attending a university semester in Prague, and this week’s photos offer a glimpse of some of her “extracurricular” activities, like visits to neighboring countries…for example, Poland.

 

I especially enjoyed this Krakow Christmas Mart.

 

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I loved this one, too, a view:

 

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Then we can see the countryside…

 

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In this one, Aubrey is playing around with photo editing…or she has figured out how to clone herself:

 

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This sad photo makes me think about the horrific mistakes of the past:  Auschwitz…

 

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Back at home, Fiona is trying on her various versions of herself.  I especially enjoy this one:

 

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And this version…

 

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And here they are again (far right), back in the past…enjoying the weird tree house/fort that my youngest son (Fiona’s dad) created at our foothill home.  I loved the line of eucalyptus trees that bordered the property on one side.

 

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Check out the trees that line the border…and Aubrey with her dad, Brett…

 

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What photo memories are you enjoying today?

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Hump Day Sparks

HUMP DAY SPARKS: ARMCHAIR TRAVELING

These granddaughters of mine, Fiona and Aubrey, now almost twenty-one, had a wonderful time in the snow at Big Bear…back in 2004.

This blog was created with the two of them as the centerpiece…all things snow.  And happy days as a family.

Now my themes are all about sparks of any kind, like bubbly, and wine, and anything that reminds me of happiness.  And I have settled into my Armchair Traveling role:

 

 

Sharing bright new experiences, like Aubrey’s semester in Prague.  Check out some of her special perspectives so far:

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Another fabulous view:

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Love this view, too:

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I love this perspective:

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And now for a peek into a neighboring country, Hungary:  Parliament….

Back in my office, the Armchair Traveler enjoys a morning of blogging and reading…and breakfast:

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Enjoy your special moments!  What is your perspective today?

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