Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter I: Icons

St. Petersburg, Russia – Church on the Spilled Blood

This beautiful church is filled with icons. Here is just a small sample.





Later today I will be doing an entire post on this beautiful church.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is a wonderful means to express our photographic talents. Follow the link to see other entries for this week.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fun

Behold, some creative fun from one of the bartenders on our Baltic cruise aboard ms Koningsdam. Every year, Bacardi holds the Bacardi Cruise Competition. You can follow this link to see a Holland America Lines Blog entry for their 5 bartenders that made it to the final group of 25 contestants.

I love this challenge, so I try to work with a bartender on each cruise to come up with a drink that they can enter into the competition. On this cruise, the bartender was Ronald Atkins. We worked out two different drink recipes for him to consider entering.

As a thank you, Ronald presented me with a very unusual gift: a motorcycle built from corks, bottle tops, and various other bar related paraphernalia. Here are two views of this fun filled gift:


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I am not giving away the two recipe’s in public, but you can email me at cwaugh212@icloud.com if you are interested.

Come join the fun at Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge by following the link.


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Tombstones or Cemeteries

Honoring the fallen from the Battle of Bentonville during the American Civil War.

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Side view above

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Front View above.

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Here is a quote from Wikipedia on the casualties of battle:

“During the battle, the Confederates suffered a total of nearly 2,600 casualties: 239 killed, 1,694 wounded and 673 missing. About half of the casualties were lost in the Army of Tennessee. The Union army lost 194 killed, 1,112 wounded, and 221 missing, for a total of 1,527 casualties. The wounded were treated at the house of John Harper, with 360 unknown confederates buried in a mass grave next to the Harper family cemetery.”

The Fotos are Fun but the battle was not. For more entries, follow this link to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

Point House was the venue for the wedding we attended on Cape Code two weeks ago. The use of a rudder shaped sign for the name of the house was very appropriate to the setting.

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While walking around the downtown area of the Chatham, we saw a wonderful sign for ‘Canterbury Leather’. Here it is in B&W:

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Now take a look at the color of the leather vest:

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This picture is for you, Helen.


Learn to explore the wonderful world of Black and White by joining this weekly challenge sponsored by Cee Neuner on her blog ‘Cee’s Photography‘.



Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: July 2, 2017

While on Cape Cod in Chatham, Massachusetts last weekend, we stayed a a quaint little motel called the Chatham Highlander. We found this green painted bicycle leaning against a tree, pretending to be a flower pot.


Follow the COB challenge by going over to Cee Neuner’s blog ‘Cee’s Photography‘. From there, you can go to the comments and look at the many entries from her very talented blogging community.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Hands, Feet, or Paws

This statue of a bear is located outside of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. In full color, the bear is a wonderful orange, but the transition to black and white is also quite appealing:


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge is always a great deal of fun. Follow the link to see other entries of hands, feet, or paws.


Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – June 30, 2017

I want to continue documenting our trip to Chatham, Massachusetts. I took this photo specifically for the CWW challenge. It is amazing what you find when you explore new places with known challenges in mind. This picture was taken from Queen Ann Rd just before Pond Street branches to the right.

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Join Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge by following the link.