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A journal of simple pleasures, travel, food and minutiae.

Aging Beautifully!

As I watched the flowers that I had gathered from my garden metamorphose from promising buds to full blooms to wilted forms, I was entranced by their beauty at each … Continue reading

Featured · 12 Comments

My Travel Ritual: Smell the roses, literally!

Walking around town and spotting a flower shop is a must-do for me while traveling. ┬áThis is especially true if I’m in Europe. Europeans have a knack for displaying flowers, … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

Lunarlike Terrain

Would you believe me if I told you this picture was taken on the moon? Yes? But it’s really an optical illusion. My imagination ran riot and I let this … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

A Love Affair with Spring Flowers!

I love the idea of growing my own flowers and nothing could be easier than growing spring bulbs. Each year, I buy bulbs in the late fall and sometimes if … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 8 Comments

Walk on Water (ok, it was Frozen)!

In the dead of winter this year, I was on a business trip to Karlskrona, a small town south-east of Sweden. On one┬áSunday afternoon, I was sitting in a coffee … Continue reading

April 19, 2013 · 5 Comments

Carpe Diem

It’s no revelation that an iPhone is a multi-purpose gadget. I have used its camera many a time to capture visual delights either while travelling or staying at home. If … Continue reading

March 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Pencil Crazy

I have a penchant for pencils and I cannot resist buying one when it catches my eye. Sleek and colorful ones are perfect for accessorizing my desk. My desk is … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Feathered Friends

I love bird watching out the window. These visitors never cease to fascinate me and always bring a smile to my face. I feel like a kid when I spot … Continue reading

February 26, 2013 · 5 Comments

Helsinki – A Scandinavian Gem!

I love to travel for the thrill of seeing new places. I especially like to go to non-touristic or lesser known places and be mesmerized by what I discover. Last … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

A Smorgasbord of Visual Delights!

Here’s a smorgasbord of images taken on my recent trip to Karlskrona, Sweden. I fell in love with Karlskrona – yes, even with its grey and pale hued skies. I … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · Leave a comment