Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Terracotta chicken

Terracotta chicken from 2010 Budapest Christkindl Market .... the artisan said it's for storing onions.  Each chicken was a slightly different shape, had different designs and a unique facial expression.   DH got it for me while on our Viking River Cruise on the Danube.  Viking offered "fire sale" prices ... would have spent almost as much staying home.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Bear Bologna!

Bear bologna found in a local super-market ....

I think it's cute!

Got some for DH to sample

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mt. Etna erupts!

Found this on YouTube.

Mt Etna erupted a bit a few days ago ... a lot of ash spewed widely ... but only up near the vents were small rocks were tossed.  DH, a co-worker and I drove up to the ski-lift area Thursday night ... the crunching sounds from our walking around sounded like we were walking on popcorn.   We each brought home some pumice that we picked up from the roadways.    Our landlady told us the next day (as she was sweeping ash off the sidewalks) that it was a "regalo di Etna" (a gift from Etna).