Fall In Line


Changing Season, castle level, Heidelberg, German

Fall colors arrive in Heidelberg, Germany.

Join Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Fall

Time Squared: #9

Once Upon A Time, Long Long Ago, there lived a princess in a beautiful castle . . .

Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany

Join Becky’s 30 day December Square Challenge. It’s simple. Photos must be square and must be related to time, literally or figuratively. Day 9


Is A Stone By Any Other Name Still A Rock?

When I was considering photos for Frank’s challenge this week, I contemplated the age-old question: What is the difference between a rock and a stone? “What?” you say with mild skepticism, “Can such a question really worth consideration?” Yes, it turns out, it can. I provide for your consideration two answers to the question at hand from GeologyWriter.Com (the post is worth a read):

 In his wonderful book, Stone by Stone, Robert Thorson writes “Rock is raw material in situ. Stone usually connotes either human handling or human use, although it can also be used to describe naturally produced fragments of rock larger than a cobble.”

I turned to one of my favorite books, the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), to get the fine opinion of its worthy editors. The first definition for rock is “A large rugged mass of hard mineral material or stone.” Its first use comes from Old English, dated at 950-1100. The OED defines stone as “A piece of rock or hard mineral substance of a small or moderate size,” first used in 825.

Join Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stone

CB&W: Letter G or H

Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg from the castle ramparts.

Heidelberg, Germany from the castle ramparts

CB&W: Letter G or H



Mundane Monday Challenge #83


Yarn, Craft Fair, Hessenpark, Germany

Yarn, Craft Fair, Hessenpark, Germany

Mundane Monday #83

K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Landscape in B&W

Baa, Baa, Black and White Sheep

Grazing Sheep, Hesse Park, Near Frankfurt, Germany

Grazing Sheep, Hessenpark, Near Frankfurt, Germany

Sheep grazing in Hessenpark, an open-air museum in Neu-Anspach, Hesse, Germany.

K’lee & Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge: Landscape in B&W

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