Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The Wandering game has really taken off! Michelle at Bleeding Espresso now has four points, HeartinSanFrancisco from Guilty With An Explanation and Rel from Under the Microscope are tied with 1 each and 2 steps behind the mask has made several concerted efforts, for which Viaggiatore and I are quite delighted. The owners of these three blogs, by the way, are excellent writers and photographers, all three, which is one of the myriad of reasons why Viaggiatore and I love them so much. It would be worth your time to wander off to their pages to read a little, and I'd bet you'll be so glad that you did.
Life is too short to lurk. If you are reading but not playing, you are missing out. Get in the game! We've got a whole world to see, and plenty of time for everyone to make their mark! We are racing for a wonderful prize, The Wanderer's Treasure Bag! It's very special, there is only one of them in the world and we are giving it away to the winner!
So come along then, and play with us! Don't miss out!
Sometimes as land
Sometimes as sea
Survival played out
For the entertainment
Best of luck!
Friday, June 26, 2009
If you haven't started playing this game, GET GOING & START! There's plenty of time! Here's the gist of it:
Viaggiatore and I are wandering around the world in the year 1893. Everyone, everything and every place we are visiting will have existed up to or in this year.
Everyone is competing for the Wanderer's Treasure Bag! See the first Wandering post for the wonderful surprises within it!
Michelle at Bleeding Espresso is hot on our tails! She has 3 points, Heart in SF and Rel from Under the Microscope have 1. Get in the game and see what you can come up with!
Viaggiatore and I saw the Black Prince's Ruby in the UK... now we've wandered just a little ways south, and UP!
Destination Seven ~
1. The high crossroads, as on the hinge of an oyster...
2. Titled to two yet governing itself
3. Three valleys granted by Charlemagne's charter
....and an extra hint, because this one is tricky...
~Near the mountainous home of a mountain of a dog...
Friday, June 19, 2009
Viaggiatore and I have left the Taj Mahal and have headed west! Please remember that we are wandering throughout the year 1893...
What in the world have we gone to see now?
1. A ruby that isn't, for a king who never was
2. Lost and found,
3. Now displayed in Great State
We are in Great Britain... what special thing have we gone to see?
Viaggiatore and I are off again, to our last destination in India. We've made it a little more challenging this time... to find the clues, you have to complete the crossword puzzle. Once done, the words in the puzzle will lead to you our location!
Where in the world have Viaggiatore and I gone?
1. Devotion of heart
2. 3rd rock
**A word of caution**
You must provide the location ~with~ all the words in the puzzle to win this point!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
There are many stops along this journey, and many opportunities to win! Come and play!
Use the clues to discover where Viaggiatore and I have gone this time!
1. Masterless monastic brothers abode
2. The Ocean Teachers true sanctuary
3. Nestled among a triumvirate of guardians
Where have we gone to now?
Monday, June 15, 2009
For more details on the game, take a quick peek at this post.
Destination Three:1. Shravan has come and the sojourn begins
2. In lunar cadence does the rime wax and wane
3. Divergent paths through mountain and valley converge at the heights of heaven
...and an extra hint, because this one is tricky:
Shrine of the cold triumvirate, beyond the five rivers...
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Clio: is the muse of history, and her emblem is the scroll.
Erato: who is the muse of lyric poetry, symbolized by the cithara.
Euterpe: the muse of music (which is also the etymology of that word), and whose emblem is the aulos.
Melpomene: the muse of tragedy; she carries the tragic mask.
Polyhymnia: the muse of choral poetry, whose symbol is the veil.
Terpsichore: she is the muse of dance, and her emblem is the lyre.
Thalia: the muse of comedy who carries the comic mask.
Urania: the muse of astronomy, whose emblems are the globe and compass (she is our favorite of the nine, of course).