Monday Window – It’s Remarkable

12.30.19 remarkable
View from my window in Queenstown, NZ
looking out at The Remarkables

For Ludwig’s Monday Window Challenge – Wonderful shots everybody, do pop over and take a look.

Monday Windows – It’s Remarkable

Isn’t it remarkable how a sound
can fill your heart with light
Even more so when it’s the sound
of your own voice lifted in song
for the first time, in a long time

Isn’t it remarkable how the year
now gone, passes into history
I look out the window and a new year
lies before me like new fallen snow
filled with the promise of
remarkable things

I Have A Dream ~ABBA

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

The Gael – a Which Way Challenge

7.9.19 WWC edinburgh castle

“We cross the bridge, and are transported back to a long ago age. Soot still clings to the stones and I cannot help but wonder if somewhere blood stains linger. The blemish of war wraps itself around the very stones and spirits call from the long empty battlements. Make no mistake, this is no fairy tale castle, this is Castle Edinburgh ancient stronghold and defender of the nation.”

~ JP Pearlman A Travel Journal

For the Which Way Challenge

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Bleeding Hearts and Brain Surgery – FOTD

6.27.19 bleeding hearts

Through it all, late, late snow, floods, and everything else this little Bleeding Heart survives. What testimony to the power and beauty of nature. I need this reminder today of resilience in the face of overwhelming odds. Spent yesterday meeting with the vascular neurosurgeon. Those are just not words you ever want to say together … Everything will be OK, but we’ve got some work ahead of us to repair the damaged blood vessels in Superhub’s brain. Life my dears is seldom easy, but it’s always oh so precious.

For Cee’s Flower of the Day challenge

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Suzhou – a Which Way Challenge

6.24.19 WWC canal in Suzhou

A canal in Suzhou, China

Suzhou was once at the center of the Chineses silk trade. Today, it is much more celebrated for it’s art, delicate gardens, thousand year old temples, and of course romantic water towns and canals. It is these that have earned it the name “Venice of the East.” A thoroughly charming city all modernized but still holding on to it’s 2,500 years of history and architecture.

And a plus, a traditional gondolier song by what may well be one of the finest voices of our age.

For the Which Way Challenge brought to us by sonofabeach96

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Xiamen Wonder – a Which Way Challenge

6.11.9 WWC sidewalk Xiamen

A sidewalk in Xiamen, China at dusk in the fall, a wonder of beauty and calm

If I live to see the seven wonders
I’ll make a path to the rainbow’s end
I’ll never live to match the beauty again
The rainbow’s end

For the Which Way Challenge brought to us by sonofabeach96

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP

Rainy Days and Mondays – a Which Way Challenge

5.20.19 WWC rain in Osaka

The weather here has been crazy cold and wet for this late in spring. We had snow this morning. When the cold damp wetness starts to get to me, I like to look through photos, other fun times I’ve had in rain and Osaka always comes to mind. This is from Shensekai Market, home of Billiken, the god of things as they ought to be. For now, I will smile and remember that without the rain, there can be no rainbows.

For Which Way Challenge brought to us by sonofabeach96

Til next time ~Peace ~JPP