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Travel theme: Rhythm

The Travel Theme posted this week by Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack is Rhythm.  I thought that was a lovely choice, because I’m a musical kind of gal.  She asked, “Do you have a favorite place that is defined by rhythm?”  Though it is difficult for me to choose a favorite place, one country that seems …

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Unofficial Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

For reasons unknown to me, there is no official weekly photo challenge this week.  However, Ailsa from Where’s my backpack? took it upon herself to fill the void by creating her own challenge, with the topic: REFLECTIONS.  Good on you, Ailsa!  Her post is here.  These are my selections, from Rapperswil, Switzerland: I couldn’t decide which photo I liked …

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A Tisket, a Tasket, Go Shopping With a Basket

It’s a very “Little Red Riding Hood” thing to do… (and she was European, after all!) WHAT IT IS I bought this charming basket at village “Sunday festival” in Bavaria. (Shops were never open on Sundays, so about once or twice a year they would allow shops to open, and make an occasion of it).  There were an array of …

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What’s in YOUR Easter Basket?

WHAT IT IS Among many fond memories of my life in Deutschland are my memories of the Easter season.  I was surprised and delighted, not only by the stunningly decorated blown eggs (pictured in my Art of the Easter Egg, posts I and II), but also by the gorgeous displays of Easter chocolates.   I would …

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Raclette

WHAT IT IS Raclette is a type of cheese and also a manner for eating it.  It melts beautifully and easily, and in Switzerland you can find restaurants carving long, gooey slices from large hunks of raclette cheese, to be draped over potatoes and served up to grateful customers.  While in Germany, we discovered an appliance for do-it-yourself …

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The Art of the Easter Egg–Part II

WHAT IT IS My Easter egg collection varies in “wow” appeal and in sentiment.  As I happily displayed in my previous Art of the Easter Egg post, I have several pretty little eggs that were decorated by skilled artists.  For instance, the shell on this one was cut out by a tiny drill and painted with thickly layered flowers. I also have a sort of multi-media …

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