When I was in Italy I bought some pottery decorations, including one that says 'watch out for snakes' in Italian. I hung them in my kitchen, so then I had to bring the snake into the kitchen. Here she is in the fruit bowl. I love to watch out for my snake!
I am a keen amateur photographer, an avid traveler, a dedicated researcher. My main area of interest is the European middle ages although I like history and culture, especially social history, of all eras and regions. I am especially fond of good architecture and I am really, really fond of reptiles.
I usually post this blog to share highlights from my travels with family and friends. If you are a potential friend wandering by, you are welcome; any of my art or nature images posted here are available for non profit personal or study use, and if reproduced I ask that I be credited as photographer.