Monthly Archives: July 2018

The Little Church in the Wildwood

Even though this pretty scene is of a white church, I can’t help but think of another church, one that has been popularized by William Pitts since 1857. It is the “Little Brown Church in the Wildwood” which is located … Continue reading

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Exploring the Great Northwest along the Yukon River

The title of this jigsaw puzzle, “Along the Yukon” is rather interesting. The phrase “The Yukon” could refer to the Yukon River or to The Yukon Territory. The picture doesn’t help me identify the possible subject. Indeed, without the title … Continue reading

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Everything is Bigger in Texas!

Those of us who grew up in the 1980s are probably humming the theme song to the TV show Dallas right now…. For me, the best part about that show was the theme song. I especially loved how the camera … Continue reading

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Ships Ahoy from Ireland!

This colorful picture looks like a simple, bucolic seaside town, but dig deeper, and you’ll see that this pretty scene holds a lot of significance in the history of Ireland and even the United States. This is St. Colman’s in … Continue reading

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Do You Know What Produces the Color Blue in Mediterranean Architecture?

Throughout the Mediterranean, especially along the coast, one can see the beautiful, refreshing colors of bright white and azure blue. These buildings [as well as clothing] were dyed this beautiful color of blue going back to ancient times. But how … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Puzzle Pictures Can Take You Down Some Surprising Roads

I have always been the type of person who craves to know the “story” behind a piece of artwork. I remember as a child, when my parents took me to art galleries, being so frustrated when I saw such uncreative … Continue reading

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What European country has the largest city by population, the best coffee and “delightful” desserts?

If you said Turkey, you’d be correct! Another interesting tidbit of information about its largest city is that it is located on two continents – Europe and Asia. According to Wikipedia, two-thirds of the population of Istanbul live in Europe. … Continue reading

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Summer Fun at the Beach!

On the East Coast of the USA, where I live, a top destination for summer vacation is the beach. Since the beach is only about 4 hours away, many people love to take off for a weekend if not a … Continue reading

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OK, Which One Do You Like Better: John Deere or New Holland?

Most North Americans or maybe even non-North Americans, have heard of the John Deere brand of tractors and farm machinery. As the United States’ oldest brand of farm equipment, this would make sense. But there are other US brands, as … Continue reading

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Which One of These Cute Playful Kittens Do You Like The Most?

Kittens are such fun, playful creatures. They love to explore their world. I remember visiting someone’s house one time who had a kitten that was only a few months old. It jumped all over me, the living room furniture, me, … Continue reading

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