WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: TODAY WAS A GOOD DAY

Cheri Lucas Rowlands, story wrangler and editor at Automattic, introduced Mesh to all her fans here at WordPress.  Promethean stuff.

Click right, left, full screen, share, get your own Mesh app here free at the iTunes store.

Click here for the post with a link to the recipe.

Click here for a Free Pass to more Mesh galleries.

I gotta feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night
That tonight’s gonna be a good night
That tonight’s gonna be a good, good night

-The Black Eyed Peas

Toni 8/23/15

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: CREEPY

Chief Semicolon Advocate at WordPress Michelle W. says share an image of something creepy. Unsettling. Eerie. I dare you to look at her babies.

erice16An abandoned castle on the breath-abating vertical trail to Erice, a small medieval town in Sicily prized for its defensive position by Carthaginians, Romans, and Normans.

 

Toni 8/19/15

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: BENEATH YOUR FEET

 

Story wrangler and editor Cheri Lucas Rowlands says show the world beneath your feet.

Hiking across Sicily is a literally-off-the-beaten-path trek through both a mesmerizing landscape and a turbulent history.

The Villa del Tellaro near Noto was a country residence during the late Roman Empire, in the middle of the 4th century AD.  The ruins of the villa were hidden beneath an 18th century farmhouse.  Thanks to illegal excavations in 1971 and a l-o-n-g restoration stalled by Sicilian bureaucracy, the villa opened to the public in 2008.

I saw sections of the original floor mosaics ~ floral and geometric patterns, panels illustrating the ransoming of Hector, and lavish hunting scenes.

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Recent excavations near the main farmhouse/villa have unearthed water cisterns and medieval tombs.

Who knows what else lies beneath Sicilian feet?

Toni 8/11/15

#TBT: Trumpet Vine Grows in My Kitchen Window (Finally!! I mean it’s taken decades from first hearing Kate Wolf’s song, having all those children, working, living, loving, trellis-making, planting, and the man I live with singsingsinging etc. But now…haloohalah!! Those of you who know this room will know how sweet this is. :)

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The Trumpet Vine – Lorrie Newman Keating/Ed Stabler

THE TRUMPET VINE – Garden Road

Garden Road is Hot Rod Harris & Brenda Panneton

http://www.last.fm/music/Kate+Wolf/_/The+Trumpet+Vine

The Trumpet vine. Kate wolf cover

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: HALF AND HALF

WP Genius Ben’s challenge: share an image that has two clear halves.

IMG_0004Sicilian eye candy

Trapani, Stone and Sea

Toni 7/18/15