Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search


Mira's Journal
Mira's Journal
October 27, 2019

Wanderings today - my iPhone and I

Had a guest for a day, and took him around town to various exhibits - ran across a few things I liked to look at. I was glad I had the iPhone.

Here are a couple in a show of furniture turned into art that allowed beautiful shadows

Here is a chair so magnificently crafted all I wanted to do is stroke the wood

and finally just standing outside, and looking into the woods….

October 17, 2019

iphone photography: "bullet hole" and takeoff at sun set

Coming home, I lifted the window cover and found what looked like a bullet hole in the outside layer of the window

and on the second leg of the trip saw this sight at departure in Dallas.

October 15, 2019

Possibly the one and only thread I'll ever do

….about cats

Never had one, and don’t understand them. But visiting a niece who had cats I politely asked about them, since I had heard about her having cats, and that they recently also had babies.

I became enamored with them, and the photos show a real lack of concentration I just loved looking at them and playing with them.
Do NOT tell Dixiegrrrrl. She hounds me with images and jokes about that in her opinion my life will not be complete without a cat.

Hope you like them.

This is the Daddy

Here is the Mom

and now babies. There were 4 of them

the tiger lining made it hard to even distinguish babies from surrounding

I think that's the Mom again

October 14, 2019

Bonus today. "Wine County"

Went by train to a very nearby town to visit my niece. That almost put me into France. Very near Strassbourg. I saw with my naked eye the spire of its famous cathedral in the distance.
What I did not know was that I would be in wine country. At the end of harvest, not quite, but almost done.
A beautiful day.
Climb up the steps with me and see.

Now a few views from the top

Zeroing in

A couple more I saw walking back
one pretty, one weird

October 11, 2019

Towards Pleasant Surroundings

That is the literal translation to the sign on the bottom of the second photo here.

Today I was in a small town in "The Pfalz", an area of Germany very close to the French border, where the ruin of a castle I already showed you sits on top of a mountain overlooking the town. It's the location of the forest cemetery where we buried my brothers urn today.

The first photo is of that forest, but not with any graves. Just strange beauty.

Here the photo directing us to the pleasant surroundings on the right - which as I’m learning could easily be kilometers away, and people would walk it without complaint while in general staying slim and trim. The top of the sign names a small mountain, could or not be the pleasant surroundings.

The other photos are of what I think are very pleasant surroundings indeed. So I took a few photos of them to share.

October 11, 2019

The Donald - not our President

the title is a misnomer

October 8, 2019

JUXTAPOSITION - in admiration of Jimmy Carter

...and in loathing of the other one

October 7, 2019

A "Postcard" from Northern Germany for my DU friends

This is what I walked past yesterday. My spirits were lifted immensely. Sharing with you guys. There will be light for us again after the nightmare is over.

Profile Information

Gender: Do not display
Member since: Thu Oct 21, 2004, 05:06 PM
Number of posts: 22,375

Journal Entries

Latest Discussions»Mira's Journal