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Tartu Town Hall Window Box


Tartu Town Hall, Tartu, Estonia
August 2012

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A twelve mile run in Six.

After a 1.25 mile climb; the big pay-off.

I am not the only living creature seeking the sun that morning.

“F.lli Scalzo” are the Scalzo Brothers – reminds me of my great-aunt and great-uncle Scalzo!

This view does absolutely zero justice to the climb I endured, it felt like a 45 degree angle. To my dearly departed (from Sicily) friend Sara – I blame YOU for my recent affinity for making such climbs!

An unusual and simply gorgeous blossom; I ran by this twice, both times I simply melted at the beauty of them.

Post-run bounty! As I came in the gate, my elderly neighbor emerged from the gardens alongside our area. We have developed a Saturday ritual! He is always offering me fruits and vegetables, but we’ve had some communication issues. This day, I asked “Cuando?!” (When?). He replied, “Adesso!” (Now!) – Thus, I ended up with a shirtfull of glorious pomodori (tomatoes). It doesn’t get more local than this!


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Topkapi Palace Sarai Gardens, Istanbul, Turkey

No matter how far you roam from the land that taught you the axiom “April showers bring May flowers,” the simple rhyme will come to mind whenever you get stuck in a spring rain.

This was true for me when Dave and I wandered through the tulips at Topkapi Palace Sarai Gardens during our Spring 2012 trip to Istanbul, Turkey.

Wander with us, try not to get wet!

Oh come on! It really was not that bad.

That’s the spirit! Now, you just need to tell Dave’s office to stop calling him while we’re on leave.

Maybe this guy can help.

Ah, this is better. Back to the pretty flowers.



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