Category Archives: Visiting the Neighbors

The Orples Go To Cabrillo Beach, California

We’re swinging today, waiting for Rommel to get over his Sophomore Slump, then maybe he will join us to go take us on the tour of the Marine Aquarium in St. Pedro, California.

The Orples are enjoying Cabrillo Beach in California
The Orples are enjoying Cabrillo Beach in California

As pretty as the day is, I think maybe I’d be better off visiting the neighbors until Rommel shows up to show off his wonderful photos of his day at the aquarium.

 

The Orples Visit A Lucky Dog.

Yesterday, the Orples and I visited Laura on her blog, Writeknit. Laura is one of our newer neighbors, so to refresh your memory, I will redirect you to the post we did last month featuring her paper dolls.  Some of you may already know Laura. If not, then you really should go check out some of her beautiful needlework.

The Orples admiring one of Laura Hartman's lovely creations.
The Orples admiring one of Laura Hartman’s lovely creations.

Since, I’ve gotten off track over the past few days, featuring some of  our own adventures, perhaps we should circle back through the neighborhood to refresh my memory over some of our recent neighborhood rendezvous.

The Orples Say Thank You To Our Followers

Honestly, I feel like a cat tangled in a ball of yarn, with so much to do and not quite knowing where to begin. While checking e-mail, I got sucked into my  Pinterest  account notifying me of who was re-pinning my pins.  And we all know how Pinterest is, when we get sidetracked by all of their awesome content.  No matter, I am glad I followed my curiosity.  With no post yet written, I stumbled across the perfect post for today. Thank you, Ledia and Jackie for an encouraging start to kick off the day.

The Orples had a pleasant surprise this morning thanks to Ledia and Jackie.
The Orples had a pleasant surprise this morning thanks to Ledia and Jackie when we checked out our Pinterest Account. .

Jackie, who does networking—which I did not know before this morning, actually took a screen shot of my  blog title and put a link to ‘Rules of the Game on a link for me, then re-pinned it, which is pretty slick and beneficial to us both, AND which I really appreciate/d.  You can go to either/or site from her re-pin… I’ll have to keep that in mind and find out how she did it.   One day, I’ll get untangled and hopefully take the reins and learn from some of you more seasoned bloggers, and internet marketers.  In the meantime, I wanted to take a moment and dedicate today’s post to all of our followers and fellow bloggers who have inspired us to keep on keeping on.  The ladies we’ve acknowledged today are but two of my dear blogging friends … you know who you are. :) Also be aware that I pin my daily posts on Pinterest, so if you have a Pinterest Account and want to promote your blogs there, courtesy of the Orples, by all means pin away. :)

The Orples Have Been Inspired By An Art Wall Painted By School Children

Over on Colline’s blog, they are really expressing themselves and the Orples have joined in on the fun.  Colline’s art class has combined their work to create one huge montage and it is colorful. So colorful, in fact, that Oscar is now inspired to do his own painting.

The Orples are getting excited over all of the art supplies we will be offering when we open 'The Orples Toy Store and Gift  Shop (I think is what we will name it) ... coming soon.
The Orples are getting excited over all of the art supplies we will be offering when we open ‘The Orples Toy Store and Gift Shop (I think is what we will name it) … coming soon.

Oscar is going to do a rough sketch  on his new drawing pad before he begins to paint.  I imagine the Orples will be busy for awhile. Thus, it is time to part company with those two to visit the neighbors and peruse past blogs.

The Orples Check Out Sagg Portal #6 in Sarasota Bay In Sarasota Florida.

Izzadora has a fabulous blog, with fabulous places to visit. Just ask the Orples.  In the post she did, that my post is based on today, she was photographing the sculpture,  Sagg Portal #6,  in Sarasota Bay In Sarasota, Florida. Well, thanks to Izzy, Olivia and Oscar are awestruck by the sculpture in the park. It is a good thing Oscar remembered to bring his camera today. That way they can get plenty of photos of their own.

The Orples are all over this work of art.
The Orples are all over this work of art.

 

If you’ve missed our past adventures, please come along to visit our neighbors with me.

The Orples At The Aspendos Ruins in Pamphylia, Asia Minor

It seems when we visit Uncle Spike Adventures, we find ourselves exploring the terrain on the other side of the world (for the Orples and me).  Oscars learned his lesson the last time, he and Olivia were exploring ruins when we visited with Madhu. Remember, he’d forgotten is binoculars? Well, this time around, Oscar remembered to bring a camera, so he and Olivia can take some selfies in these magnificent ruins.

The Orples scampering about the Ruins at Aspendos in Pamphylia, Asia Minor.
The Orples scampering about the Ruins at Aspendos in Pamphylia, Asia Minor.

Since I can’t cyber-transport myself like the Orples can do, I may  as well cruise through the neighborhood and re-visit some of our past adventures. Please feel free to join me.

The Orples and the Art Game

Those globe hopping Orples have hopped over onto Dolly’s blog, where we can find them playing games in Dolly’s world. They saw her tee-shirts hanging around in need of paint and personalization.  Now Oscar and Olivia are pestering me to hurry up and open our shop so Dolly can buy the supplies she needs to do the job.

The Orples do love to play and create things, which is why they find Dolly's blog to be so much fun. She is always fooling around, being silly.
The Orples do love to play and create things, which is why they find Dolly’s blog to be so much fun. She is always fooling around, being silly.

I think I’ll work on gathering inventory for the various departments in our new shop while the silly little Orples play with Dolly’s friends.  Amazon has a wonderful selection of fabric paints and markers, as you shall soon see. Then we can stroll through our neighborhood, to see what has been going on in Orpleland. ;)

The Orples Visit The Center of Spain In Madrid

Ren wrote a fascinating article on Madrid, Spain.   Renxkyoko’s space is full of wonderful posts on Ren’s world travels. In the particular article the Orples are visiting today, she gives a brief insight into the relationship between Spain and the Philippines. I found her article extremely interesting, and her photographs a joy to observe since I have never had the good fortune to travel abroad.

The Orples find themselves admiring the marker that marks the center of Spain.
The Orples find themselves admiring the marker that marks the center of Spain.

The Orples, being Orples are not hindered by the physical world, so they will have to meet Ren, leaving me behind to visit our neighbors. Out of curiosity, I  thought I’d run over to Amazon to find a globe to include in the shop the Orples and I are setting up.  I found a talking globe. Can you believe it? Today’s toys are unbelievable when compared to the toys I had as a kid. The globe I found will be sold on my shop once I’m finished setting it up. Or, if you’re on the market for globes, you can get one now.  Either way,  I think I might need a globe or a map or something  so I can keep track of where my little Orples are at any given point in time .

The Orples Have Been Challenged To Write A Post Using Prompts

Olivia, Oscar, and I were checking out some of our fellow blogger’s blogs, and came across this little challenge from one in particular.  We have chosen to answer the # 3 Challenge on the list: Include all of these elements into a scene: a bucket, a rainbow, curiosity, and a TV remote control. If you want to check out the other options listed, and/or want to work up you own little post, then please follow the link to ‘Writing Prompts‘ blog and go for it!.

Those clever little  Orples are making a rainbow. They have rigged a TV Remote to turn on the sprinklers on a sunny day.
Those clever little Orples are making a rainbow. They have rigged a TV Remote to turn on the sprinklers on a sunny day.

Knowing how Oscar gets when he is around water, they will probably be playing with that silly remote for the rest of the day.  It appears it is a good time to visit the neighbors to see what we may have missed lately. :)

The Orples Find A Beach Hammock On A South Florida Beach.

The skies are sunny in Virginia, but it is too cold for the beach so the Orples are visiting Sylvia in sunny Southern Florida today.  It appears it is just anotherdayinparadise as the Orples are reminded of their sleeping arrangements in their Treasure Tree … that is another story, book 2  of the Orples Trilogy covers the story of how the Orples turned their orange tree into ‘The Treasure Tree‘,  if the event you didn’t already know.

Olivia is trying to get off of the poor guy she accidentally sat on, while Oscar laughs (at a distance).
Olivia is trying to get off of the poor guy she accidentally sat on, while Oscar laughs (at a distance).

Some dude was peacefully taking a nap when the Orples arrived and now he is buried under Olivia. I simply don’t understand how those adventuresome little Orples can get into so much trouble without even trying.  Let me go gather the neighbors to see if we can help pull Olivia off of that poor guy getting smashed in the hammock.