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It could be worse. 😉

 

I was going to suggest you:

- clear all cookies and history from the computer

- run Command Prompt as Administrator and flush the DNS Resolver Cache

- close browser and restart computer. 

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13 hours ago, jpalbny said:

Pretty picture! We see them in catalogs all the time but haven't planted any yet. May have to now.   We are quite a few weeks behind. The crocuses aren't even blooning yet. Narcissus are coming up and the hyacinths are just peeking up out of the ground. Seems like a late spring.

 

Appreciate these nice comments and the follow-ups on flowers, etc.  Sorry to hear that the Spring schedule is running late in Albany, NY.  Am now out on our porch right now enjoying the sunrise and relatively warm weather this morning.  Wonderful to experience that fresh air, hearing the birds, etc.

 

Super enjoyed from Fletcher that wonderful flower visual and these details/comments: "Terry - nice flower photos (makes a change from food). In our garden we have quite a rare plant for the UK but quite common I think in the US. It's called a trillium. This particular plant, which is a large clump, originated in my wife's uncle's garden in Scotland and has now survived three changes of location."

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

For my latest live/blog, see “the Holy Lands, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Dubai, Greece, etc.”, with many visuals, details and ideas for the historic and scenic Middle East.  Check it at:

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2607054-livenautica-greece-holy-lands-egypt-dubai-terrypix’s/

 

 

Another nice sign of Spring? From last Thursday night when out walking our dog, here is a quick picture of a mallard duck navigating on the creek near our home.  Hopefully this bird will find a lady friend and then we will have cute, little baby ducklings this summer!!??  Technically, I shot this visual with my iPhone, so it's not ideally sharp and of high quality.:

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13 hours ago, jpalbny said:

 

Pretty picture! We see them in catalogs all the time but haven't planted any yet. May have to now.

 

We are quite a few weeks behind. The crocuses aren't even blooning yet. Narcissus are coming up and the hyacinths are just peeking up out of the ground. Seems like a late spring.

JP, Tulipfest is 1 month away, it may be greenleaffest.....   Trillium grows crazy thru the wooded roadsides over in Rennselaer/Washington counties, usually Mother's Day weekend.   I have a few that I moved down from the farm a few years back, they survived, but only the white one blooms.  My red one is still angry with me.   My ramps are starting to peek out of the ground, those are usually harvested in mid to late April.   Guess that two inches of fresh snow on Friday just isn't helping.....

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20 hours ago, Fletcher said:

Terry - nice flower photos (makes a change from food).  In our garden we have quite a rare plant for the UK but quite common I think in the US.  It's called a trillium.  This particular plant, which is a large clump, originated in my wife's uncle's garden in Scotland and has now survived three changes of location.

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That is a stunner!   It certainly made me smile on this cold damp Monday morning.  The red eyezone on the blossom is beautiful, is the color of the petals white or a blush pink?   I am having serious bloom envy right now.  Good thing that I get to re-landscape the front of the house this spring with some lovely woodland plants (lilies of the valley, mountain laurel, bleeding hearts, and now I need some trillium).   So many plants, so little space .....

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Food afternoon all ..... for fellow bread obsessees today’s fresh baguettes were for sausages and caramelised red onions on The Balcony.  

 

 

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Happy Monday, coolers! A bit of a raw yucky morning but should warm up later.

 

Made pizza on the grill yesterday. 

 

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A little more heavy on the toppings than usual. Basil pesto and tomato sauce for the base. Mushrooms and red onions. Then some very thin slices of hot sopressata. It was really tasty.

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Left Athens in a storm this morning. Just docking at Mykonos now with the clearing skies and the best double rainbow i’ve Ever seen. Couldn’t manage a pic of it though. Ship adequate. Weather improving. 

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2 hours ago, UpstateJan said:

That is a stunner!   It certainly made me smile on this cold damp Monday morning.  The red eyezone on the blossom is beautiful, is the color of the petals white or a blush pink?   I am having serious bloom envy right now.  Good thing that I get to re-landscape the front of the house this spring with some lovely woodland plants (lilies of the valley, mountain laurel, bleeding hearts, and now I need some trillium).   So many plants, so little space .....

 

Thanks for that, UpstateJan.  Here's another shot of my trillium, taken 2 days ago.

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3 hours ago, UKCruiseJeff said:

Food afternoon all ..... for fellow bread obsessees today’s fresh baguettes were for sausages and caramelised red onions on The Balcony.  

 

 

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Slightly overdone for me UK1

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Just been for a nice stroll around Mykonos town. Ship is adequately adequate. Lunch was buffet. About to risk dinner. Certainly not a SS crowd. Let's just say the baseball caps outnumber the Panamas at 300 to 1. Nice to see Anna on here from the Casino on Spirit. She was on our excursion to Florence. Might be on the Muse when we go in June. 

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That's very Mykonos Jeff but far too dressy for my current shipmates. Regretting not packing any council chic. It's like a primani fest. I just hope nobody starts a fire. There'd be a viscose fireball. 

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You 2 are too funny:classic_biggrin:

 

Well, I am packed  and just finished dinner.  I am off to the airport around 9 tomorrow morning.  I am back home on the 22nd in the evening. Not sure I will be using the net while I am away so everyone take care and I will post my thoughts about Azamara when I get back.

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1 hour ago, Lois R said:

Well, I am packed  and just finished dinner.  I am off to the airport around 9 tomorrow morning.  I am back home on the 22nd in the evening. Not sure I will be using the net while I am away so everyone take care and I will post my thoughts about Azamara when I get back.

 

Safe travels for Lois with your flight tomorrow and the sailing from NYC with Azamara.  Yes, interested in your reports and details from that cruise line.  No rush.  Post after returning to Jacksonville.  Liking the Athens, Mykonos, etc., pictures and postings from Daveywavey70.  Will avoid trying to compete with the "fashion" postings by Jeff and Mr. Luxury.  They are operating at a higher skill level than possible by me.  

 

With the nice Spring weather coming here and ahead of some other parts of the world, below are a couple of seasonable visual postings.  Since the trees are still bare here, we could see this evening the sun setting from our screened porch where we had dinner.  Below is that initial sun setting view.  Then, the "real magic" happened with the sky colors playing off of the clouds after the sun dropped below the horizon.  Plus, the colors played nicely off of the trees trunks and limbs, etc.  

 

THANKS!  Enjoy!  Terry in Ohio

 

Lisbon, NWSpain, Bordeaux/Brittany: Live/blog, June 2017 from Portugal to France along scenic Atlantic Coast.  Now at 27,918 views.  Many interesting pictures, details for history, food, culture, etc.:

www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2511358

 

Here are two of the sunset views this evening as the day concluded with these views of our ravine setting from the screened porch.  Not quite a coastal beach setting and/or from a cruise ship in the Atlantic.  But, nice, especially for early Spring!:

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Good morning friends...…..almost ready to leave...…...thanks to all of you for the good wishes.:classic_smile:

 

 

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32 minutes ago, Lois R said:

Good morning friends...…..almost ready to leave...…...thanks to all of you for the good wishes.:classic_smile:

 

 

Hope you enjoy it but I'll not be there to wave you off when you depart Bermuda on the 19th as I shall be back in Fort Lauderdale on the turnaround day for my b2b cruises on the Wind!

 

PS make sure you're on deck for the sail in or out, it takes about an hour once you come through the reef and it's worth seeing.

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agree with Jolly, the sail out from Bermuda is a wonderful experience.

have a good time Lois.

 

Jolly, waving to yoou from the Spirit!

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On 4/8/2019 at 10:50 AM, Fletcher said:

 

Thanks for that, UpstateJan.  Here's another shot of my trillium, taken 2 days ago.

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Wow!!!  Those variegated leaves are gorgeous, that's an attractive plant outside of bloom time.  I'll have to scrounge around to see if I can find some cultivated trillium, instead of my old wild harvested plants.  My original stock came from my old house, which was property that had been settled for a couple hundred years, so pretty sure someone brought them from the woods.   Wish we lived closer to you, I'd offer a plant swap for a slip of your beauty.

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What an angry little woman! Just because you’ve left a nasty little scarf on the table at the very front of the show lounge doesn’t entitle you to claim that table for the entire cruise. She strolled over 5 mins after the show had started and stated these seats are taken. I replied yes, this seat’s taken by me. Worse than towels on sun beds. If she does the same tomorrow I’ll hand it in to lost property for her. 

 

Show was excellent last night. You can’t beat a Latino pole dancer! Well last night I was abducted by a gang of Spanish students and forced to dance until 4am.

 

Anyway I had a lovely time in Patmos this evening then Had dinner in the upcharge restaurant, I was the only diner! Not SS but pretty good really. 

 

Shipmates are a funny mix. Lots of large groups on tours, the Spanish and American students are the only ones that speak. 

 

I’m Finally mastering the Birdie dance, It’s the only way to wash your armpits in the shower without knocking through into next door. 

 

All in all having a pretty fab time. Over and out for now from the parallel universe known as the Celestyal Olympia. 

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