Centerstage

“Let there always be a bright spot in your heart for the people around you. They might need a bit of sunshine.” — Ron Baratono “We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” — J. K. Rowling *   *   … More Centerstage

Great Migration

“The only time you should ever look back, is to see how far you’ve come.” — Bangtan Boys “I will not be discouraged by how far I must go. Instead, I’ll be excited by the opportunity to soar.” — Author Unknown *   *   * Every fall, millions of colorful monarch butterflies leave their summer breeding … More Great Migration

Flowers and Flowers

“I must have flowers, always, and always.” — Claude Monet “Happiness radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all good things towards you.” — Maharishi Mahesh Yogi As if Annecy’s Vieille Ville, or old town, isn’t charming enough with its “Venice of France” river and canals meandering between historic buildings and a crisscross … More Flowers and Flowers

Pure Charm

“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story.” — Linda Hogan Our alpine trip’s last three days brought us to the charming town of Annecy in southeastern France. Sometimes called the Venice of the Alps, … More Pure Charm

High in the Alps

“Going to the mountains is going home.” — John Muir “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” — G.K. Chesterton “Flowers don’t worry about how they’re going to bloom. They just open up and turn toward the light and that makes them beautiful.” — Jim Carrey “Wildflowers don’t care where … More High in the Alps

Butter and Eggs

“Without butter, without eggs, there is no reason to come to France.” — Paul Bocuse This charming Butter-and-eggs member of the Snapdragon family, found on the mountainsides of Europe (as well as much of North America), is the perfect introduction to a planned collection of upcoming blog posts. Having just returned from a painting and … More Butter and Eggs

Expectations

“Don’t settle for the low hanging fruit. The sweetest fruit is the hardest to reach.” — Geoff Reese “Refuse to allow yourself to have low expectations about what you’re capable of creating.” — Wayne Dyer *   *   * Setting the Bar ~ Tiger Lilies photo by Jan Logozzo © 2019