I love Easter! The chocolate bunnies. Jellybeans. Black ones. Peeps! The rustle of the cellophane Easter grass. I love it all! The religious aspect, church, Jesus rising from the dead. I could never[…]
Life in Mexico is sweet, slow, and warm. When I say warm, I refer not only to the sunny climate, but to the people. Mexicans are among the happiest people in the[…]
I am not religious. Never have been. Despite my Italian-Catholic upbringing, Jesus and all the saints in heaven never took.
But what did stick was Christmas as a time of giving and forgiving. A time of making room for one more place at the table because someone we knew found themselves alone on Christmas.
The La Paz Farmer’s Market; Open All Year, Come Taste, Talk and Buy. Come Saturday morning, after our years-old tradition of breakfast with friends, my Beloved and I head over to the[…]
A picture is worth a thousand words. And this picture says it all! In years past right about now, we would be packing, and preparing for our annual visit to the frozen north,[…]
It was still dark, but the sky was starting to lighten.And the remnants of last night’s storm gave us this gorgeous sky. Something woke me. A bump or the sound of something being[…]
Just as a goldie-oldie on the radio can bring your teen age summers at the beach rushing back with the smell of suntan oil, French fries and the salty sea, so can other[…]
Beach, just seeing or hearing the word takes me away to a place of salt, sand, sun and peace. I grew up in New Jersey, and Fort Hancock on the end of the[…]
There are some birds whose calls I have dubbed “Jurassic Park” sounds. They sound as if they are huge and calling from deep in a distant jungle. You know the sounds that are background for jungle movies? That’s what some of these birds sound like…and I am charmed.
Do you recognize this gorgeous, exotic bloom? It is an anthurium, and it actually is native to Central and South America. Wikipedia says nothing about how it got to Hawaii, but that is[…]