Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Red

I have a short collection of fun photos for this challenge. The first two are from The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Russia. Enjoy the pomp and color of the throne used by the Czars.



Also in St. Petersburg, we saw these two fun plastic statues on the floating restaurant where we had lunch:



On this same trip, we stopped in Helsinki, Finland and I had to take a photo of this fun Santa:


And finally, from the Falkland Islands, a wonderful red telephone booth:


Imagine Superman changing in this booth, or perhaps having it used by Dr. Who. Whatever you imagine, it has to be fun with this bright red color.

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Sunday Trees – 356

Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia, Argentina

Becca’s post reminded me of pictures I took this spring on our trip around Cape Horn. Here are a few trees surrounding the southern most post office in South America. The cold and wet weather here leaves many of the trees with stunted growth and covered in moss or lichen.





Sunday Trees is a weekly challenge hosted by Becca Givens on her blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘. Follow the link to explore other entries for this week.

A New Malapropism – Porkagees

Have you ever been with friends when someone says something so out of place that everyone starts laughing uncontrollably? This happened last night when my wife and I were playing Canasta with another couple from the neighborhood.

I have no idea how the topic was broached, but our friend got a little tongue tied trying to say Portuguese an came out with Porkagees. Try saying this word three or four times and then try to say Portuguese. You tongue gets all messed up and can’t seem to find the right order of the syllables.

After the first paroxysms of laughter subsided, we all started chipping in on the true meaning of our new word.

Porkagees – (Read it as Pork and Cheese) – A new form of Mac and Cheese with crumbled bacon on top.

Porkagees – A person from Porkagul.

Porkagees – A meat and cheese market in Lisbon.

Porkagees Man o’ War – A man from Porkagul riding on the back of wild pig while charging at the enemy.

Every time anyone had a new definition, we would all start laughing hysterically again. You really had to be there to appreciate it.

I hope I did not offend anyone of Portuguese descent. No disparagement was intended.

Featured image is copyrighted by ‘The Weary Chef”.


Sunday Trees – 355

Bentonville, North Carolina

From Wikipedia regarding the Civil War Battle of Bentonville:

“The site of the battle is preserved as the Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site, which was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1996. The park, founded in 1965, includes 130 acres (0.53 km2) of the battlefield and runs a visitor’s center adjacent to the restored Harper House, which served as a hospital for Union soldiers during the battle.[34] The Bentonville Battlefield Historical Association, the Civil War Trust (a division of the American Battlefield Trust) also own portions of the battlefield not included in the state park, including 1,770 acres (7.2 km2) by the Trust alone.[35]The Trust and its partners, including the historical association, have acquired and preserved a total of 1,861 acres (7.53 km2) of the battlefield in more than 50 separate acquisitions since 1990.[36]”

The tree photo was taken on March 21st of 2017 in front of the Harper House. Spring is just around the corner, so leaves had not started to bud yet.

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Sunday Trees is a weekly feature from the blog of Becca Givens called ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea’.