|evening in Bowmore, Isle of Islay|
When we were visiting family in the Netherlands (for two days) last week, we enjoyed connecting with my brother-in-law and his family sitting in their backyard retreat. Our nephews and their girlfriends were all saying how much they would like to visit the USA and how cool they think that will be. They seemed to think we live in a gigantic house and were surprised we do not have a pool in our backyard. If and when they do accept our open invitation, they may be very disappointed to find our home shabbier and less tastefully appointed then their own (albeit larger in size and acreage).
|Glasgow Botanic garden|
|London dock lands view of downtown|
|The Prospect of Whitbey, London's oldest pub|
|another very old pub, owned by sir Ian McKellen- it's very nice for drinking but the food is atrocious (except for the fries)|
|a Koran, Islamic art, the Victoria and Albert museum|
|National Gallery (London), detail, Crivelli|
|West Minster Abbey, private quarters|
|landscape, Isle of Islay|
|street view, Isle of Islay|
|Port Ellen, Isle of Islay|
|road side view|
Upon return, we found a less than fresh offering of maggot-invested chipmunk on our dining room rug, and some 'pissed' on clothes in our closet, and welcoming (four) cats in our very very very fine house.
|sunset, Bowmore harbor|