Purple and Green

green parrots flowers california

Colors illuminate our world.

And spring bring its own special set of hues. And even through May’s temperamental days – some days aglow with the brightest sunlight, some days cloudy grey as though awashed with indecision – one is entertained by glimpses of the colors.

For me, the best ones are the purple blooms of the jacaranda trees and the green parrots that make a bigger appearance in Southern California at this time of the year.

Their squawking signals their presence. I rush out of the back door following the direction of the sounds. Vibrant green with dashes of red and yellow. Seeing them is a gift of constant amazement.

They fly in groups and in pairs, heralding another spring; another time to view their green against the sky.



success maya angelou quote

“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.”

― Maya Angelou

Polka Dot Aesthetic

polka dot collage

The Scent of Rain

petrichor meaning

It’s always nice and exciting to discover a new word that resonates with you. And an added bonus is that it has a melodious quality.

The word is “petrichor” which means: the smell of earth after rain.

Land and Sea

fishing village penang

A high rise condominium building situates behind a fishing community in the island of Penang, Malaysia.

Living Art

artistic to love people quote

“I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
― Vincent Van Gogh


morning at beach

A new day breaks in a fishing village in Thailand; a traditional fishing boat enhances the landscape.