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Christmas – Around the World

Merry Christmas from Something to Ponder About - Here are a few snippets of Christmas past spent in various parts of the World. The spirit remains strong and the family connections, despite whatever corner of our globe we live in. May your Christmas be Merry and Bright! Glædelig jul - Christmas in Denmark God jul… Continue reading Christmas – Around the World

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Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom

I find there to be profound wisdom in proverbs, sayings and quotes and I marvel at the way they are so succinct in communicating messages to the reader. Mostly anonymous, they come to us from past generations and from across cultures. They speak of the experiences of lives lived and lessons learned. Quotes, like proverbs,… Continue reading Proverbial Friday – Global Wisdom

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My Frozen places

Take a tour with me -   Iceland - the ultimate Frozen landscape   A snow bunny in the frozen Norwegian countryside   Delicate frozen-ness atop the Swiss Alps   Icy vastness in the Antipodes of New Zealand   Even in Australia, one can find frozen Gum trees   The snow was icy and 'sharp'… Continue reading My Frozen places

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Daily Post – Reflection

SEEING DOUBLE? Not at all. Just a perfect day in ST. MORITZ Something to Ponder about when gazing in the Reflection? More at the Daily Post Trackbacks & Pingbacks Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflection | Russels Lof Light is a reflection | Le Drake Noir Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections | ms. diplomacy Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections… Continue reading Daily Post – Reflection

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Zurich – Travel Odyssey in Switzerland

Crossing the Swiss border and heading for Zürich where my sightseeing included the imposing Grossmünster, elegant Fraumünster, and winding alleys of the old town alongside the river Limmat.  After visiting so many Christmas markets in Germany and Austria, Zurich's 'Christkindlmarkt' touted as the biggest indoor Christmas extravaganza in Europe, at the main railway station, was… Continue reading Zurich – Travel Odyssey in Switzerland

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Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

Michelle's weekly pet challenge week 10 is open.  If you’d like to take part, here is how: Just simply do a post of your pets, or pets of your friends or family.  You can also post pictures and stories of animals that come and eat food you leave out for them. Eg, you may have a bird… Continue reading Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

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A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – MISTAKE

Once a week A word in Your Ear dips into the dictionary and picks a word that the page falls open at, and the challenge is to post a picture or use whatever genre you prefer to share what your take on the word is MISTAKE The following photos were from my time in Lucerne,… Continue reading A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – MISTAKE

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Travel Odyssey – Sightseeing in Lucerne, Switzerland

EXCURSION to MT PILATUS

The top of the World... From Mt Pilatus, Lucerne, Switzerland. From there, one can see the Bernese Oberland, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland...fabulous. And this is was our destination this morning by Cable car and Gondola. Once upon a time, citizens thought it would bring bad luck to climb Mt Pilatus, but now, millions of tourists visit every year, without any disastrous consequences. In winter, one might see snow at this altitude, but not this year.... no snow to be seen. Nevertheless, the views are still spectacular in weather such as this: it was sunny, mild but not cold!! Ordinarily, the mountain is covered with fog in the morning, but not so today! The vistas were ours, to be seen.

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Part 9 – EuroScandi Odyssey (Innsbruck to Lucerne)

“Trofana Tyrol” is located between Imst and Landeck in the upper valley of the Tyrolean "Inn" River Valley and the rest stop will jump in your eye when driving along highway A12. It is beyond being an ordinary rest stop. It is a diverse and romantic world by itself. A meeting point for locals, tourists, gourmets and travelers. If only our bland, character-less, generic, "golden arches type bp" rest stops would take a leaf out of this decorating style, we would all be better off. Tradition melded with modern functionality. I could have spent hours there!