One of the things we love about our city is the public transportation! Here is a local tram that circles one of our favorite neighborhoods. Took this photo early this morning as we waiting for an office to open after a night of rain.
Today while leaving our local “Tuesday” open air market with a full load of vegetables I was hit by the call to prayer from the local mosque. It was such a calm street and somber sound compared to the business of the market I had just left. Some days the call to pray goes almost completely unnoticed, like I’ve gotten used to it. On other days it’s reminder five times a day that I live here.
As the days grow colder the smell of freshly roasted chestnuts grow stronger from the road side stands. Walking around our city there are many new sights, sounds, and smells to experience but one that I enjoy the most on cold days like this is chestnuts roasting on an open fire. It’s the perfect snack on a cold day. As we get closer to Christmas it helps add to the holiday spirit and reminds me of family. Happy December 1st!
When I think of “carefree” I think of growing up on the lake, working for the family business, and hanging out with friends… either local or seasonal. The reality of life on the lake was seldom carefree, and working for family… well, it’s family. But the memories, they’re carefree. It was a time in life I look back upon with carefree longing, a time of great memories, friends, and family. As I look forward to the future it’s great to have dreams based in such good memories and upon such a firm foundation.
I figured I would take the “fresh” theme of this week in two different ways. First, I want to introduce you to the product of our foraging efforts… fresh blackberries! We live in an area where wild blackberry bushes, well, grow wildly. It only takes a little bit of effort, a few wounded arms, and voila, a plethora of fresh berries! Second, I’m making a fresh start at this blog and in particular the weekly photo challenge. I have been absent for way to long while my camera has been sitting unused in its case. It time to make a change… or a fresh start.