Making Noodles

This post submitted to Scotts Daily Prompt:

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Photo Credit — Danny James

Deep in the heart of Japan we learned how to make noodles. Two elderly ladies, one eighty two and the other eighty one, were very proud to show some inquisitive visitors how they have made noodles for their entire life. You could tell they had a deep and genuine love of their craft.

 

Arigatou lovely ladies.

 

Castle — A Word A Week Challenge

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This is Thornbury Castle Hotel in South Gloucestershire in England. Thornbury CastleWe were one of the few guest that DID NOT fly  in! One of my memories was as my wife and I got to the top of the winding stairs to our room, with a key as big  as my wife, she dropped our new camera and it went rattling  down the stairs.Main EntranceParking Lot for the Thornbury Castle Hotel

Up on the roof

The Word a Week Challenge — Roof.

The challenge is to post a picture or use whatever genre you prefer to share what your take on the word is.

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City

St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City

The Ultimate Roof. St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City.

Thanks A Word a Week Challenge.

Thoughts are like arrows

Thoughts are like arrows: Once released they strike their mark. Guard them well or one day you may be your own victim.

Navajo proverb.

Navajo  native in Taos, New Mexico

Navajo native in Taos, New Mexico

This is a more elegant way of saying:

  1. Better to keep mouth closed, than open it  and remove  all doubt.  or,
  2. Sometimes silence is the best answer.

I have always  been an introvert. One who says very little in meetings. I’d rather  be in  the  audience  than the presenter. Rather be behind  the  camera than in front.

The gentleman in the picture when I  asked if I could  take  his picture just pointed to a  little  sign (which I  have cropped out) that said “Photos  $2” I guess he must be asked  that question quite a few times every  day. I know I will never be able to making a  living that way.

Far From Home

There was a  recent post on WordPress asking readers what is the  furthest from home you have ever been. I guess my answer would be around 7,648 miles. That would be at the equator in Nanyuki, Kenya.

Nanyuki, Kenya

Nanyuki, Kenya

On one side of the equator the water drains clockwise and on the other  side it drains counter-clockwise. Across  the street was a little trading posts. I never realized that my wife could  be a very good negotiator. She traded the inexpensive wrist watch she was wearing for some local crafts. I think she got a the  best of  the deal.

What is the  furthest you have been away from your home?