Spring Blooms ~ Narcissus Ice Follies

DAFFODILS ~ William Wordsworth “I wandered lonely as a cloud That floats on high o’er vales and hills, When all at once I saw a crowd, A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the lake, beneath the trees, Fluttering and dancing in the breeze. Continuous as the stars that shine And twinkle on the milky way,…

Spring Blooms – Crocus

In the language of flowers, crocus means cheerfulness. And all the woods are alive with the murmur and sound of Spring, And the rose-bud breaks into pink on the climbing briar, And the crocus-bed is a quivering moon of fire Girdled round with the belt of an amethyst ring. –Oscar Wilde “Crocus (English plural: crocuses or croci) is…

Japan Travels : Sagano Bamboo Grove at Arashiyama

Located in the gorgeous Arashiyama district of western Kyoto,Japan, is the beautiful Sagano Bamboo Grove. The beauty of the bamboo’s and the gentle rustling of the leaves has  it listed  among the “100 Soundscapes of Japan” by the Ministry of Environment. In Japan,  the Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples are often situated near bamboo groves,…

Withered Roses in Winter

The weather has been brutal with winter storms all weekend.Snowed- in ! The roses I bought last week are all withered, can’t step out to get fresh ones coz the Winter Storm warning is still in effect. This is exactly how my spirit feels this morning – tired  and sick of winter !

Black Eyed Peas Curry

We are under a Winter Storm warning and the snow has been falling non stop like it would go out of fashion. What better way then bring Hygge home with some warm spicy aromatic curry, cooking in your kitchen, with ingredients available in your pantry, since driving out to do your grocery in this weather…

November Rain

It’s been a cold start to November, the rains and the gusty winds are slashing on my windshield, as I drive through the slippery roads that reflect the traffic lights.  A song plays in my head, the lyrics from Gun’s & Roses crystal clear….. “…..Nothin’ lasts forever And we both know hearts can change And…

Still Photography

No particular reason, was getting ready to wash the apples I got home last evening after my grocery shopping, turned around to find an amazing shot waiting to happen in still photography, among those honey crisp apples placed in a make- do- colander of sorts ! Decided to share it on my #PhotoOfTheDay category !

I’ve never met a pumpkin, I didn’t like !

Everyone around is in the mood for carving Jack-O- Lanterns this weekend, Halloween is almost here !  A visit to the pumpkin patch each year has almost become a tradition at our home, ever since I moved to this country. Something about those orange balls lying on the hay or farm grounds  warms my soul.It…

A foggy morning…

It was one of those magical mornings that unfolds like pictures from a postcard, the fog was thick and lay low.  It would be a shame” to not stop and smell the roses” I thought as I drove through the streets . The buildings were hardly visible, like the moors of a page from a…

Photo of the day ! #SummerOf2017 series

Purple Coneflower /Hedgehog Coneflower /Echinacea purpurea is a North American flowering plant of the sunflower family. It’s a classic perennial that blooms throughout Spring to late summer and one of the most popular native wild flower.It has a large center cone  (hence the name Hedgehog Coneflower ) surrounded by pink purple petals.It is highly attractive…

Picture of the day ! #SummerOf2017 series

  Photo of the Day #SummerOf2017 : It’s Friday, what’s not to love ? Breathe in, take in all of nature. Remember nature does not hurry , yet everything gets done ! Happy Friday, y’all 🙂