Sunday, 20 December 2009

A Few Memories

Here are a few reflections of my life through photos. I have been sharing these photos on Facebook so some of you may already have seen them.

St Mark's Square, Venice, Italy 2004.....being loved by pigeons!

Havana, Cuba, Feb 2003 - It was fun being driven around in these yellow Coco taxis.

Somewhere in Cuba, Feb 2003 - Plowing a field...only pretending!

Trying out the Cuban Cigars at home in Sydney, April 2003

One of my favourite photos of the time I spent in Rwanda with these kids, Nov 2006.

"Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us".
~~ Oscar Wilde, "The Importance of Being Earnest"


Silver said...

What fun and wonderful memories..! The pictures we take and document on our travels are precious.


McMGrad89 said...

I can't wait until we have some of those memories together.

Lance said...

Great photos, and great memories! I think that little yellow taxi looks like loads of fun!!

Roban said...

What memories you must have! Fun memories at that. Thanks for sharing the pictures.... You definitely look happy on your adventurous travels!

Great song again to go along with your post. And "River" is one of my favorites. I love to sing along with Sarah.

Hybrid J said...

What a seasoned traveller and a generous person. You looked so cool with the cigar! ;)

Thanks for the loving comments in my blog and the emails. You surely bring joy to my Christmas. Thanks again! :D

HappyOrganist said...

I like the first picture best (with the pigeons). very cool. ;D

aynzan said...

The photos are priceless! How wonderful it is to cherish beautiful memories..I love the ploughing photograph..It seems so natural...

miruspeg said...

Dear sweet friends, I was feeling a bit sad today for no particular reason or maybe because I sense some of my friends sadness but coming here and reading these lovely comments really cheered me up.
You all make such a difference....yes you do and don't ever forget it. Your kindness is contagious, it is a proven fact.

The memories I have from blogging will be cherished for many years.

Bless you all, keep shining your light and I will do the same.

Peggy xxxxx

Sarah Lulu said...

Totally gorgeous!

I especially loved the one in St. Mark's Square with the pigeons. Just wonderful.

Happy Christmas. xxxx

miruspeg said...

Thanks Sarah, seeing that photo again with the pigeons takes me right back in time. Venice is such a magical place, a place where you literally get lost all the time.
We were there for a week and I think only on the last day was I able to find my way back to the hotel without getting lost.....but I love getting lost, you come across some interesting places.....never to be found again the next day! :)

Just Be Real said...

Delightful post and blog you have. I have not heard that song before from The Pretenders. Thank you for sharing miruspeg. Blessings.

A.Marie said...

Awesome photos! I have never had the pleasure of being loved by pigeons...seriously, that would be so cool!

You have led a very interesting life...very different from my life here in IL. That is why I love your blog! :)

Frequent Traveler said...

It's so much fun to have experiences that you love - when you look back at them , it brings back the pleasure.
Glad you explored so many places and tried the things that you did :)

Christine said...

thanks for sharing your lovely memories and have a great Christmas and New Years as we head into the new decade (scary to think 10 years can go by so fast)

Nina said...

Oh what a life you've had! May you continue to experience life to its fullest. I , for one, have been enriched by knowing you. May you continue on your journey of enlightenment. You energy is contagious and brings joys to many. I Love the photo's you share. Thank you Peggy for being YOU! Blessings. Love and Light, Nina P

Mike Smith said...

What a smashing looking bird in Venice...! Some lovely photos, thanks for sharing.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Thanks for sharing wonderful pictures of all those memorable travel moments you've been privileged to experience. Looks like you've had some fantastic adventures! Yesterday I posted about Wadi Rum in Jordan so have a look. Holiday blessings :) Tammy

miruspeg said...

You lovely folk enrich my life more than you realise. I love visiting your blogs and seeing life through your eyes.
I feel so blessed, I say this over and over but it true.
You all inspire me in different ways, inspire me to shine, inspire me to share, inspire me to learn, inspire me to love, inspire me to be you understand the gratitude I feel.

I treasure you one and all....these are not just words believe me.

May we all have wonderful adventures in 2010 in a peaceful and safe world.

Peggy xxxxx

Laura said...

What a fabulous journey! So much joy is evident in these photos. I'm smiling as I'm typing...

thank you.

Kat Mortensen said...

Ha ha! We have something very important in common, Peggy. I have a snapshot of me smoking a cigar too!

My best wishes to you and your family for a very Happy Christmas!


Anonymous said...

These photos are really great, and I hope that you and your family have a happy holiday season.

MrsPeel said...

I had seen the photos in FB, but they take a different dimension here...beautiful. :)
I'm so glad we met, and that we even had the opportunity to share some real time together...looking forward to our next encounter.
I am also always delighted when I come to your blog because the music always transports me into some wonderful world.
This time it kicked with Joni Mitchel, couldn't be better.
Lots of love, huge huggzz and the best woshes for this new year :)

Caroline said...

Such wonderful photos Peggy. You have experienced so many incredible things. Isn't it fun to go back through old photos and remember those special times? Thank you for sharing. I wish you a very blessed Christmas and a beautiful New Year. Hoping that 2010 brings much peace, love and happiness to you. I am so glad to know you!! XOXOXO

Mike Smith said...

Happy Christmas to you and yours Peggy.

Anonymous said...

Hey I love this post!! That photo in St Marc's Square is brilliant! You are right - Venice is the sort of place where you just wander along and then chance upon something magical.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas - and a memorable 2010!

P.S. Thank you for your friendship - a blessing in my life. :o)

miruspeg said...

Thankyou for your beautiful comments. I do treasure your friendship enormously.

My Christmas wish is that everyone reading this goes out and hugs someone.....heck just hug everyone. You might never know it, but your hug might just make the difference for someone who is struggling at this time of the year.

Keep shining your light, one person can make a difference.

Lots of love
Peggy xxxx

TheChicGeek said...

Peggy, I am cracking up so much at you plowing the field...LOL

You have such a beautiful and fun-loving much light and love. It shows through so much in your pictures, and really every day in your words.

I want to wish you a Merry Christmas filled with love and all things wonderful! I miss you and blogging. I've been so busy and unable to visit.

Have a wonderful day today!

miruspeg said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Kelly.
I am pretty sure your Christmas will be filled with love and fun times.....mine was, I had an excellent day, so blessed to have a great family and wonderful friends.
Look forward to reading your next post whenever you find the time, no pressure, just when you feel like it.
Hugs and love

xxx said...

Great shots of a happy life :)

Merry Christmas

best wishes

Anonymous said...

Oh no worries there Peggy! I'm a 'hug monster'. People never enter or leave my house without one! Remind me to tell you the story about 'The plumber' some time.... my sister still has fits of giggles over it.

Rikkij said...

Peggy- I'd love to visit those places, though not much for cigars and pigeon poop. Great photos and memories. Could use a hug, actually. ~rick

miruspeg said...

Well Rick here comes a monster hug(((((((((RICK)))))))).
I have hugged and been hugged so much over the last couple of days I know they will sustain me right through 2010 if needed.
Keep shining you beautiful man.

PS I will send Stoneweaver your way as well....she is the hug monster and the best teller of real life stories I know!!

Stefunkc said...

I am in awe of the life you lead! Keep it up though because I'm living vicariously through you!

miruspeg said...

Steph here you are reading my blog when I was just over reading your blog....the angels are having fun!!!
We are both living such a blessed life, very different but very blessed. Your stories and photos about your family make me feel so close to you.
Thank you angels for bringing us together!

Unknown said...

hmm I left a comment but it disappeared. Anyway just wanted to say Im glad to know you, you are one cool lady.

miruspeg said...

Awww Shannon you know how to flatter a middle aged chick. :)