Sunflowers are fascinating! They remind me of the beauty of summer, the joy of living, and naturally pleasing color palettes, yellow petals, green leaves and brown centers under a blue sky!! For years now, I have watched them grow wild, along edges of new shopping complexes, sports fields, and acre lots waiting to be sold. …

Continue reading

For many months now, I have thought about visiting the Hall Office Park, which is home to a unique collection of art. The brainchild of lifelong art collector, Craig Hall, this eponymous office space is built around a veritable museum of sculptures. Spread over a four-acre lot and superbly displayed amidst settings of serene lakes, …

Continue reading

The JJ family visited South Dakota in the summer of 2015, long before this blog came into existence. It was a time when travel was done freely. When road trips were a matter of fact. When we didn’t have to worry about coronavirus and masks and hand sanitizers. When we took travel for granted!

Ooty, also called the “Queen of the Hillstations”, enthralls visitors with its variety of flowering plants, shrubs and trees. Whether on the slopes of the hotel we stayed at, or on the vast expanse of the botanical or rose garden, or elsewhere, there was a riot of colors everywhere! Here are some photos of the …

Continue reading