It hasn't been easy for me to post photos from the city of Yaroslavl, Russia. We hadn't been home very long after our Waterways of the Czars cruise when that city's entire ice hockey team was lost as their chartered plane crashed into the bank of the Volga River. It was a terrible tragedy for the people of Russia, and for hockey fans the world over. Some of the players were well known in North America's National Hockey League, including the coach, who once played for Dick's favorite team, the Calgary Flames, and a talented forward who had played for my home team, the Vancouver Canucks. (Click the link above to see my post from after the accident.)
Now, however, (with the letter Y coming up soon on the ABC Wednesday meme, for one thing) I've been thinking about Yaroslavl and about the things we saw there, including these unusual Camera Critters in a public garden where I rested by the fountain after visiting the city's public market.
Then our group went to visit a display of iconic Russian lacquered boxes, by the artists who had painted them. Dick and I both gravitated toward the boxes decorated with cats and dogs, but couldn't decide which we liked best, so came home without one.
Thanks to Misty for the Camera Critters meme, and Happy New Year, all!
|See you later, alligator!|
|© Photos by Richard Schear and Kay Davies, August, 2011|
|While the cats sleep, the mice will...|
|I didn't buy this shirt at the public market because I was afraid of the answers I'd get.|