Turning Green

"Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf." # Rabindranath Tagore

"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain."# Henry David Thoreau

"Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf." # Albert Schweitzer

# Photographed at Schönbrunn Palace Botanic Garden in Vienna, Austria.


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Wedded Bliss

“The ideal marriage is not one in which two people marry to be happy, but to make each other happy.” # Roy L. Smith

“A man's best possession is a loving wife.”# Robert Burton

The LORD God said, “It is not good that man should live alone; I will make him a help mate.” # The Holy Bible, Genesis 2:18

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Ah! Paree

“To err is human. To loaf is Parisian.” # Victor Hugo

“As an artist, a man has no home in Europe save in Paris.” #Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” # Ernest Hemingway

“Paris is the city in which one loves to live”. # Margaret Anderson

“When Paris sneezes, Europe catches cold.” # Metternich

“You can't escape the past in Paris, and yet what's so wonderful about it is that the past and present intermingle so intangibly that it doesn't seem to burden.” # Allen Ginsberg

"New York has neon, Berlin has bars, but ah! Paree. Shanghai has silk and Madrid guitars, but ah! Paree! ...” # Stephen Sondheim

#Eiffel Tower, Paris. Feb242011

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A Winter Wanderlust

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” # Mark Twain

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.” # Moslih Eddin Saadi

"He who would travel happily must travel light." # Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” #Confucius

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life” #Samuel Johnson

# Doodles doodled in 2010 on a cold wintry day 🙂



♥ Mon Amour ♥

"Il n'y a qu'un bonheur dans la vie, c'est d'aimer et d'être aimé" # George Sand (French novelist)

Translation: “There is only one happiness in life, to love and be loved.”

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I ♥ food!

"There is no sincerer love than the love of food." # George Bernard Shaw

# Grilled chicken on a bed of caramelized onions, with sautéed veggies. Yum!


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J’adore le chocolat!

"I could give up chocolate but I'm not a quitter." # Anonymous



A touch of Pink: Flamingoes

“Birds of a feather flock together.” # English Proverb

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” # Chinese Proverb

#Photographs taken in San Diego, USA

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Row, Row, Row Your Boat…

…gently down the stream. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.

"We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now." # Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat." #Jean-Paul Sartre

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty." # Thomas Jefferson

"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it." # Norman Maclean

# Photographs taken in Alleppey, Kerala (Dec2010)


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Licensed to Bloom: A new year awaiteth

“Just living is not enough... One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” #Hans Christian Andersen

“Oh, heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.” #Kahlil Gibran

“Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.” #Henry Ward Beecher

"As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof shall know it no more." Psalms 103:15-16

# Photographs taken in Leh, Ladakh (Sept2010)