Out with the bath water | Nomad


An integral part of Moroccan culture is the hammam.  Also know as: bathhouse, steam room or sadistic torture chamber. Do I have your attention now? OK, because I want to tell you all the graphic de…

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Wildflowers of the Monocacy


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I grew up in the country hills and farm land of Frederick,Maryland. I feel like I am running through fields after fields of wildflowers.Never tiring of the beauties I found here.I especially loved the Honeysuckle,Dandelions,Blue bonnets.The blog presenter has a beautiful eye for photography and the photos are breathtaking.

GETTING STONED IN TANGIER, A Memoir of 1970


Going through my written memories called “Jasmine Remains” of my time spent in Tangier in 1971. My daughter and I dancing at the Moroccan Palace. Strange times indeed.I found this link as reference. Enjoyable and honest,straight forward read.

Source: GETTING STONED IN TANGIER, A Memoir of 1970

Time Changes Oh My


On a positive note it is a beautiful day at 78 ° and no storm clouds are in sight.

I am so relieved to be back home.
Ready for OUR Zoo day.
Rhea came at 4.
She said all her clocks fell back instead of springing forward. Her phone service has been out most of the day.
I was just getting up from a nice, sweet nap.

The farm is located just off of College Road, on Stock Island, at the Sheriff’s Office Headquarters complex. The smell emancipating from it is horrendous, the pond was dry and parched. Their were no animals out and about.

We walk to the entrance where I expected long lines and their were none. The gates were locked down.
I buzzed for information and when I said isn’t the  Zoo open from 3-6  ? He said “Negative” (Police jargon for a NO)  and added 1-3.

We left and headed down town Key West for a delicious homemade Tropical ice crème.

I love the Toasted Coconut and Cuban Coffee on a waffle cone.

We parked and paid $3.00 to do so.

The guy was dipping from the smallest dipper I have ever seen and I thought that will take at least 5 scoops to fill a waffle cone.
2 scoops cost over $6.00.

We left and rode further down town and came upon a little parlor across from the Customs Building. I took photos of the kissing statue and some other good shots.

Rhea said their is no place to park so she left the car and went and got her ice crème.
I waited.
She came back and said Homemade on premise two scoops $6.20. I went in and said Local and got my two scoops for $5.20.
Than on the way home, a stop at Publix for cat food and litter.
The cat food was NOT in the bag when I arrived.

I See


Ocean_Tide_Caves

(Caves of Hercules)

Been to London

Been to France

Traveled by Train through Spain

Passing Sunflowers in the Rain

Transfixed by island of Es Vedra
Sirens of the Sea
IBIZA

Rode camels in the desert

Sit in ruins of mammoth caves
of Myths and Hercules Legions engraved
at times secluded by the tide

Walked the maze of streets
Following white feathers

Medina’s filled with spice and trinkets

Smelled the Moroccan Rose with Jasmine entwined

Views of Gibraltar from the vine filled terrace
Snow capped Rif and Atlas Mountains

Sipping mint tea from Baba’s Cafe
Smoking Kif and Hashish

My ever watchful mother’s eye on a two-year old
with wanderlust

Moments on Polaroid confiscated
Of this special place and time

Prose by

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Es-Vedra-Ibiza

(Mystical island of Es Vedra)

Popular myths surrounding Es Vedra include that it was the home of the sirens and sea-nymphs who tried to lure Ulysses from his ship in Homer’s Odyssey, and the birth place and holy island of the Phoenician goddess, Tanit.