Showing posts from July, 2015

Pink Salt

I read somewhere  that Pink Himalayan salt is the best salt to use to reap that all important mineral, Iodine.  So I looked for it in the grocery and several other places and didn't find it. I decided to order it from Amazon and along with the salt I saw this cute bamboo salt box.   It is attached in one spot so it swivels open and  when you move it back into place it connects with a tiny magnet to shut tightly.  Adorable! Now the wonderful thing is that pink salt also contains 80 other minerals as well as Iodine.  Nothing has to be added to it.   White refined salt is essentially devoid of all nutrition, They are required by law to add Iodine but it isn't absorbed by the body as well as the pink salt that contains it naturally.    Pink salt is a raw, full spectrum salt and all full spectrum salts have color to them.  The pink Himalayan comes from ancient salt caves formed from the sea.  So that's my Pink Saturday offering this week!   

Old Savannah

The waterfront area along the Savannah River in Savannah Georgia is the original and oldest part of the city.   It's a beautiful stop while driving down I-95.   It's just a short jaunt off the interstate and there is much to see!   I particularly noticed the old iron balconies high above the colorful flags and blue and white awning. It is the old brick though that really caught my attention.  If only it could talk! The hanging moss is a sign you are definitely in Savannah!   I wondered though, why the hole in the wall?    Again, the balconies that have such a wonderful view of the river.   The pink brick was everywhere, much easier to walk on than the cobblestone.   The shadows under a group of palms make a pretty picture The road was actually tilted downwards towards the river. These pink acrylic chairs looked very unusual and very comfortable There were monuments everywhere This particular on

Day's End

The sunset is nigh There it is claiming the sky A sad pink goodby Sharing with Pink Saturday Amaze Me Monday Blue Monday

At the Marquis Market

I love the industrial look of this interesting restaurant we stopped in while in downtown  Fayetteville, NC The Marquis Market The old storefront has been converted into a restaurant, but with such airy spaces you never feel crowded or rushed. In this shot below, I loved how the shadows layered the floor.   It was a hard choice deciding where to dine  Maybe in the display window area?  No we didn't want to disturb the solo diner there. We settled ourselves in the center of the room, next to the tall ladder I tend to like a later lunch and I usually hit these places that are only open  for breakfast and lunch just as they are about to close. There were quite a few diners when we entered but it was quite empty when I finished my delicious  turkey with cranberry spread sandwich and decided to snap some pictures. Behind us was a great coffee area with a large bookcase (but you can't see it) off on the right where

The Lion Fence

One of the more interesting fences I saw in the Bahamas was in Freeport. I was only able to snag a quick shot as we sped by in the taxi but it was an amazing sight to see.  This British Colony on the island of the Grand Bahama is well represented here.   See if you can spot the shadows on this lovely smokey blue gray fence. Spending time in another country is a real joy but I'm always glad to be home again, especially  to celebrate our independence from England.  Happy 4th of July!! Sharing with Good Fences Shadow Shot Sunday2 Blue Monday

Discovering The Balcony House

This is how I roll.....  I happened upon it because of geocaching, which I learned is a great way to really see a city.   We were walking in the downtown area of Nassau, looking for three different caches.  I was with my sister Karan and her grandchildren, Lucy and Jack and we had somewhat successfully found the first one.  More on that in another post.   We even did a No-No by stopping at a Bahamian McDonald's for a cold drink It was very hot, it was June after all, and the children (who were aged 8 and 9) were anxious to find the next cache but I was lost without my GPS and eventually they went on back to the ship to swim. I trudged on, up and down unfamiliar streets and stopped to rest in a picturesque spot.  It looked across the street to this little museum called  The Balcony House. I don't mind saying I was pretty tired so I sat quite a while studying the outside of this beautifully restored pink building, built in the Loyalist style.