sol·i·dar·i·ty/ˌsäləˈde(ə)ritē (noun) A union of interests, purposes, or sympathies among members of a group; fellowship of responsibilities and interests Unity or agreement of feeling or action, esp. among individuals with a common interest;… Continue reading

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY – Caterpillar Conga Line

I took this picture last April in the  Rhône Alpes region of France What looks like a droll caterpillar conga line is actually a population of Pine Processionary Caterpillars on their way to… Continue reading

The Hands of Hand-Made

‘Hand-Made’ means different things for different people. For me, it is a piece of art that has been designed, maybe researched, definitely created and promoted by one individual artist. Artists can be found… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – Good Luck for the IB’s

My elder son is taking the written International Baccalaureate exams all through the month of May. The IB diploma program is a 2-year program where students study 6 subjects in depth; complete an extended… Continue reading

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY: And The Secret Ingredient Is…

I strongly suspect that the designer of this glass has not taken into consideration that one will actually hold the glass, thus changing the message in a rather unfortunate way. That makes more… Continue reading


caught the morning sun painting whispy shadows through a purple glass candle holder


My dog Shadow with his shadow dog

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – Written by Hand

Handwritten letters or notes seem to be on the verge of extinction. Our kids don’t even learn proper letter writing etiquette any more, even applications are sent electronically. Soon beautiful paper and fountain… Continue reading


I found this photo on my phone. I have no idea when I took it or what it depicts. Your guess is as good as mine. I do love, however, the shading… Serendipitous… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – Nowrooz Mobarak

Tomorrow at 1:11 a.m. New York time is the beginning of spring, which is also the beginning of the Persian New Year. I love this celebration as it is full of beautiful symbolism.… Continue reading