Our Zen Garden Hibiscus beauty is short lived. The bloom is here today, gone tomorrow. Such delicate flowers blooming from a riot of stems Don't know what these pink flowers are called but they thrive in sunny Spain Even our bushes are blossoming!
2020, the first year of the Great Disruption. It had been 100 years since our last pandemic. We were due for another one and Covid-19 obliged us. Most everyone suffered. Millions died. The world was turned upside down. All the things that brought us joy were no longer allowed: No hugs or kisses. No parties. … Continue reading The Great Disruption or the Great Awakening?
Spain is such a beautiful and fascinating country. I share these photos to give you an idea of the kinds of things you can see in this Mediterranean country if you ever get a chance to visit it. Amazing churches, beautiful bodies of water, impressive castles, awe-inspiring palaces, interesting traditions, stunning architecture, fun festivals and … Continue reading Scenes of Spain Photo Essay
From where we live in Spain, we can see the Mediterranean Sea. It's a beautiful sight to behold, of course. But we like mountains too and hubby Rick and I are both from Chicagoland. This is not a place with mountains or even big hills of any kind. When we go out for a drive … Continue reading The Beauty of Andalucia
Although I have been to Golden Gate Park before, I had never seen the stunningly beautiful Botanical Garden located there. Yesterday, I had the pleasure of exploring it for the first time. Here is a map of the park. As you may be able to see from the map, the park is divided into different … Continue reading The Beauty of San Francisco’s Botanical Garden
While visiting Cork, Ireland, an Irish friend introduced me to the Crawford Art Gallery. They were having an exhibit of the work of Mary Swanzy, an Irish painter (1882-1978) of the 20th Century. According to Wikipedia, Swanzy was noted for painting in many styles, including cubism, and was one of Ireland's first abstract painters. Even … Continue reading Have you ever heard of Irish painter Mary Swanzy?
Glenstal Abbey Gardens, Limerick County, Ireland Fontevraud Abbey, near Chinon, France Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California