Travel Photo of the Day (May 24)

During the past few days I have been surprised by something in London.  The fam and I have been visiting as many sights as possible and I forgot to pay attention to the biggest one: the sun.  The sun has been out and it has been wonderful.  Except for one thing.  I’m not used to seeing the sun to I completely forgot about sunscreen.  Yes it’s true.  I’m fried.  But it isn’t an even burn.  Instead I am burned here and there so I look even more ridiculous.  I will admit, that is my normal look.  Not all of us can look as beautiful as the creature above.  This photo was taken as we strolled through St. James’s Park.  Have a great day everyone.  Off for more fun with the family.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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34 Responses to Travel Photo of the Day (May 24)

  1. Ouch! That’s not good!! I feel for you because I have a couple of sunburned spots too from the weekend because nobody was home to put sunscreen on my back :(. With that “here and there” burn you got, it might be good for a humorous post – you could post a picture of yourself :). LOL. Great photo by the way – she looks so relaxed among the little blooms.

  2. Beth Ann says:

    I DID put sunscreen on and still have some lovely red patches here and there —especially on my thighs. Ugh. Hoping it fades soon!!!!! Good luck with evening your burn marks out and turning them into a lovely tan color!

    • TBM says:

      I’m not much good at evening out to a tan color. During the winter months I am pale and during the summer I’m pink. I don’t tan really. I hope your red patches disappear and you aren’t uncomfortable.

  3. aFrankAngle says:

    Great shot … and don’t forget the sunscreen next time … oh the benefits of annual first-time mistakes.

  4. Dounia says:

    Gorgeous shot! And I definitely feel for you with the sunburn. Last weekend we finally had amazing weather and to make the weekend even better, there was an outdoor book fair (tough to beat summer weather and a book fair!)…to sum it up – by the time we left the book fair, we had been there a lot longer than we thought and I’ve got a very artistic sunburn to show for it. 😉

    • TBM says:

      That sounds like a wonderful day, except for the sunburn. At least yours is artistic 🙂 I hope you are healed and happy reading!

      • Dounia says:

        Well, I say it’s artistic to make myself feel better 😉 But yes, thankfully all healed and VERY happy reading! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. orples says:

    I feel for you. I fell asleep on a Florida beach for 4 hours on one side and couldn’t get dressed for a week, due to severe sunburn. Take hot showers … as hot as you can stand it, then rub down with aloe vera. The heat from the shower will trick you skin into healing faster. The Aloe Vera will obvious relieve the pain and soften the skin. I’ve tried it, it works. 🙂 Get better soon. 😉

    By the way, that is a pretty fellow you have pictured above. I always love the detail in the feathers.

    • TBM says:

      I haven’t heard of the hot shower trick but I’ll give it a go. I once fell asleep on the beach in California. I got so fried, when I got off the plane at the end of the trip my mom didn’t recognize me. And I love Aloe Vera…it has healing power.

      • orples says:

        The hot shower remedy works best immediately after you burn, and it is painful to a degree, but only because you are already burned. However, the extra heat sends a message to your subconscious mind, tricking the body into believing it is burned more than it is. Thus, your body’s natural defense mechanism kicks into high gear. I’ve always have good results with the hot shower routine, although these days, I try to avoid the burn altogether. Old age brings with it wisdom, my dear. LOL . 🙂

      • TBM says:

        I will have to remember that next time (and I hope there isn’t a next time). Usually I am good at remembering the sunscreen but I was a complete idiot this week. I’m hoping this experience will help me learn.

  6. That is such a beautiful photo – I have a very soft spot for ducks and geese! Try some natural yogurt on the sunburn – you´ll smell like a rancid goat but it works!

  7. beautiful! So nice she turned her head a bit, posing like a real model 🙂

  8. niasunset says:

    Lovely one… and among the flowers… wonderful photograph. I am sorry to hear this sunburn, keep yourself under shadows dear TBM… Thank you, Have a nice day, love, nia

  9. T. F. Walsh says:

    What a cute duck. My dad had ducks for a while, but now he has rabbits. He loves animals.

  10. buddhafulkat says:

    Ooh I hate when that happens. We’re always forgetting the sunscreen. Hope you heal quickly. This picture looks like a fairytale to me.

  11. Rosa says:

    lovely shot.
    Reminde me of an old Doris Day film – “Don’t eat the daisies”

  12. Fergiemoto says:

    Cute photo! Hope the sunburn heals quickly.

  13. zelmare says:

    What a beautiful picture! And it sounds as if you are enjoying the fam. – great!! Hope you look better soon! 😉

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