CEE’S WHICH WAY PHOTO CHALLENGE – 2015 WEEK #7

I know I haven’t been here for a while, so this #7 is probably more like n√ļmero uno for me this year, but I saw a picture of a VW beetle and if you know anything about me you know I love VW bugs. and if you know anything else about me, you know I’m a nice person ūüėČ so ¬†I wanted to share.

Fast forward to Which Way…

So we heard it was going to snow today. ¬†But do we stay home? Of course not. ¬†We HAD to go to Trader Joe’s because I HAD to have their coconut Greek yogurt. ¬†Trader’s is about 25 minutes away so we detoured for breakfast and then off we went.

True to form, it snowed.  Traffic was stupid.  But I had my eye on the price.  Coconut Greek YOGURT!

The snow ¬†didn’t really look like a big deal.

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After all, TJ’s had what I needed.

This is a really fun place to shop. ¬†You get free coffee and can taste samples of yummy food, they’ve got a great selection of cards for A DOLLAR and the cashier’s wear Hawaiian shirts – ALL YEAR ROUND!) ¬†The walls are decorated with fun, colorful pictures and it’s just a very cheerful shopping experience.. ¬†(Here’s where the VW comes in.)

This is the pic that makes me smile.

One if by land…

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(But if you’re into canoes…)

And two if by sea (or river, or lake, or…)

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So I grab up some coconut yogurt ( and mangoes and blackberries, sliced italian bread and chocolate covered raisins – all the essentials) then home again home again, jigging jig.

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Traffic seems to have died down.  I suppose yogurt is not a priority with some folks.

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WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLEGE – LAYERS

Brussels Sprout – a cultivar in the Gemmifera (hey! that’s almost my name) group of cabbages, grown for it’s edible, layered, leafy buds.¬† These nasty (my opinion) green vegetables are tyically 2.5-4 cm in diameter and look like miniature cabbages. (Wikipedia – minus the opinion)

EDIBLE BUDS!¬† Yeah.¬† Right.¬† One of these might pass my lips!¬† As much as I love OWLS, I HATE BRUSSELS SPROUTS!¬† But I never knew they grew like this – on stalks, I mean.¬† And if it wasn’t for one of my favorite markets – Trader Joe’s – I might never have known.¬† They don’t look like this in other supermarkets, that I’ve seen.¬† I was kind of surprised that they grew on stalks, but then what do I know.¬† I won’t even eat the things.¬† I think they take a pretty picture, though.¬† Even brussels sprouts have to be good for something.

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(yuck!)

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TRAVEL THEME – DELICATE

While out and about this weekend, I found what I think were appropriate subjects for Ailsa’s Travel Theme this week.¬† Though not much of a traveler, I did accumulate three different takes on the subject.¬† Tell me what you think.¬† Delicate? or Not so much.¬† And then travel over to Ailsa’s blog and see more delicate subjects from some seasoned travelers.¬† ūüėČ

A Christmas tree made of shells.¬† So delicate that I couldn’t buy it.¬† It was broken!

Whenever I’m in need of a pick-me-up, flowers always seem to do the trick.¬† Trader Joe’s¬† never let’s me down.

Yesterday, I spotted these ‘sailors’ . ¬† This would not be my favorite mode of transportation, mainly because I am not a swimmer and I think it takes a delicate balance to keep you and your vehicle upright.¬† I did see a few of these sailboats tip precariously and that only reinforced my fears on the subject of sailing.¬† I also fell into a hole in the ground while making my way to the water’s edge.¬† Clearly not my cup of tea, this delicate business of boating.¬† But fun to watch.¬† Even if from a gopher hole!

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