Hello lovely ladies! Here we are again almost at the end of another week.
Today it's about sharing smiles and the first one is my postcard from the USA. It is the Cavalier Hotel at Virginia Beach (Virginia).It reads: Established 1927 - Reimagined 2018. I don't know what 'reimagined' is but I assume they have refurbished and modernized. The sender of this card has taken her family there on holiday. They loved it because of the 'chef's garden'. (Does that mean the food is home-grown?)
The stamps were really beautiful too. There is a Tiffany lamp and a Chippendale chair. Then there are some lush cactus flowers.
The next card comes from Germany. It is a very artistic nude by photographer Gordon Thye. He made a whole book of nudes and portraits, but I have not been able to find out anything about this man.
Philippine "Pina" Bausch (27 July 1940 – 30 June 2009) was a German dancer and choreographer who, with a blend of movement, sound, and prominent stage sets, and with performers during the development of a piece (a style now known as Tanztheater), became an influence in the field of modern dance from the 1970s on.
We continue to have very erratic weather. After a few nice days, all of a sudden out of nowhere there was this hail storm! I was sitting in the sun outside when a few raindrops fell, so i went in and drew up the sunshade. Just as well I did as a minute late I heard these enormously loud bangs. It was hail falling on the patio table (which is glass!). This was the size:
Our car was under the carport so didn't get damaged, but cars and crops were damaged. I can't begin to think what it did to the grapes which are just about ready to be harvested here.
The next day I walked through the little park where I saw the council workers busy clearing up. A lot of tree leaves and debris was on the floor.
They had already done half of it
The next day we were back having our meals outside.This weekend our fast ends and we are planning a weekend away on the coast (locally). We are going to suss out a camp site to take the grandchildren next summer. It must have a shallow pool and it must be fenced (so they can't 'escape').
So more photos next week.
I am now going to link up with Annie (She should be back now) at A Stitch In Time and with Virginia at Rocking Your Week Friday.
As usual there are a few funnies at the end. Wedding funnies again.
Have a great weekend,
and keep smiling!