Category Archives: Scenery

Declare His praise in the islands

Sing a new song to the Lord; [sing] His praise from the ends of the earth, you who go down to the sea with all that fills it, you islands with your inhabitants… Let them give glory to the Lord … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Blade in mist (Day 19)

On our misty day cruising down the Lower Danube, Jerry took this shot of a lone and ghostly wind turbine on a cliff above us. When we got home and mentioned it to friends from Arizona, they described a semi … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Dry Serbian humor about a wet subject (Day 18)

Rain-swollen rivers did not cause problems for us. Our ark just floated a bit higher than we would have otherwise. But it did cause problems for people living along the shore. When we were docked in Belgrade (at the confluence … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: 21 kinds of mosquitoes (Day 17)

  The on-board library provided travel books and literature relevant to the area we were passing through. (I read their book of three stories by Mor Jokai, 20th century–just barely–Hungarian novelist). The TV in each room, at least for the … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Mid-Western Croatia (Day 17)

Cornfields, sunflowers and twisters. Looks like the mid-west. (In this case, the twister was caused by the reflection of a curtain between our bus windows.) Here’s how you can tell it’s not Kansas: the fields also contain signs warning of … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Passau pastels (Day 10)

Passau, Germany is photogenic in a different way from the half-timbering of other towns. Teenagers this time.

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Riprap (Days 4-8)

Riprap, noun: a foundation or sustaining wall of stones or chunks of concrete thrown together without order (as in deep water); also :  a layer of this or similar material on an embankment slope to prevent erosion. Who knew there … Continue reading

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