Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

I was thinking through all the things that have felt foreign to me as I have traveled, like language:

Signs in Ireland

And the familiar that isn’t so familiar:

Wedding Party in St. Petersburg, Russia

And architecture that is strange like this in Kyrgyzstan:

Village of Tomchy on Issy Kul

It has been foreign to see how familiar foods are used differently, like the potatoes that were cut in half, put back together with a piece of chicken skin between and then put on a charcoal grill. I had some anxiety about eating a piece of slimy chicken skin but that was discarded – the purpose being to cook the inside of the potato and to add flavor. Very good.

Eating Potatoes at Dacha outside St. Petersburg, Russia

However the most recent experience of “life feeling foreign” was our transition from living at our northern home –

Driving up to Michigan Home

to living in our southern US home!

Turning into Driveway of Florida Home

We change from north to south and back to north again four times a year and each time the new environment feels foreign. Not only the landscape but also where I keep the silverware and scotch tape.

Ahhh, now I can eat my morning cereal.

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  1. Wow – what a blessing! You get to travel AND have two different homes. That’s really cool. Loved your photos…I haven’t gotten around to looking at anything yet for this photo challenge. I’m sure there’s something SOMEWHERE in my archives that looks a little foreign…or, as we used to say…furr’n.

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  2. A great post, Pat. I love the photos and the ideas, and you really nailed it when you said the bit about the scotch tape–having to search for those little homey things, or even just stopping to think where they are.

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    • Thanks. It was fun stumbling on this but I felt a little intrusive taking pictures so I did it from a distance and cropped. I wish I could get more comfortable taking pictures of people. They are much more interesting than things. Thanks for stopping by.

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