Behold, celebrate, luxuriate in it and slurp. It is life-giving and life-saving. All powerful, water may be merciful, and at times, merciless. An object of vast beauty, it is the stuff of dreams, a conduit to wherever and whatever. Water is universally most precious, a need arguably greater than love.
Irish eyes Irish coffee Irish luck Irish jig Irish fairy tale Irish pub Irish countryside Irish tradition Irish music Irish whiskey Irish charm What would you add to the list of Irishisms?
Stimulating to the senses and one of our favorite treks: Santa Ynez Valley. We meandered the country roads and canyons by both car and bicycle this time. The balance injected some exercise into the mix and likely mitigated our purchases. Just two bottles are a strain in my backpack! Noticeably parched in spots, local water … More Savoring Santa Ynez
We gaped at the green flash at sunset. This morning the plumeria intoxicates. Lavender hibiscus are a new find. The wavesong is joy 😉
The slowest, most deliberate Lomi Lomi, Swedish and NMT strokes put me in a place between awake and asleep, satisfied. In a hale over Hulopoe Bay, the waves and birds orchestrated. I’ve no doubt that the Four Seasons massage therapist would have rearranged nature’s sounds to my liking, if I wished, but this music was sweet … More Heavens to Betsy
Massive oaks are not the only mighty giants that emerged along the scenic Cane River in Louisiana North. A slave’s daughter, Clementine Hunter first picked up oils at the age of 54 while cleaning the artists’ residence. Her artistic legacy depicts plantation life in vivid color. Upstairs in the African House at Melrose Plantation is a … More 5 Faces of Louisiana North
…the curve of a smile, a boy, a beak or tortoise shell, the outline of a beach or gallery, nature-engineered hoodoos, fresh persimmons and guavas or bejeweled pomegranate, a cuppa or sculpture, enormous Baci, Marilyn’s posterior or pizza pie. They make life round.
Every day is Mother’s Day. Today I could burst with love… Je vous adore, mes fils!
Strolling by the greens in Princeville, Kauai, the orange popped out unexpectedly, registering a hit for the Word a Week Challenge. This grand Eucalyptus is in competition with vivid palms, life-giving coconut trees and roosters! Now there’s some orange… A sliver of typical island color made it into the frame. I don’t recall such brilliance … More Orange & The Garden Isle