Thursday, May 31, 2012

The Floating Flower Market

Andy, my husband and sherpa, recently took me to Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  I absolutely love tulips and since they are difficult to grow in my southern garden, I had long wanted to go to the place known worldwide for growing them.  I was not disappointed.  The world's only floating flower market is located in the city of Amsterdam.  It began in the 1860's and is still a busy flower market for the city. The only problem was that I couldn't take bouquets home with me!  Can you imagine living within walking distance of this incredible market?  I would spend way more than I should, in time and money at the Bloemenmarkt (Dutch for "flower market").  Here I am, fascinated by the amazing variety available here.

You should probably get comfortable.  I plan to show lots of vacation photos.  Hey, at least you don't have to sit on my couch and watch a 3 hour slide show, with Frodo the Wonder Yorkie on your lap.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Teaser Tuesday--The Red Pyramid

"The two of combine the blood of two ancient families, both of which have a long, complicated history with the gods.  You are the most powerful Kane children to be born in many centuries."

from The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan

What are you reading?