Category Archives: Just Pictures

Freesias for Friends. Curbside Pickup

Good Friday to you all.  We have made it past week 2 of Stay at Home!  If the statistics modeling in other countries are correct, this is the way to flatten the curve and get back on track to living our lives. Let’s stay on course and get this C thing under control!  The only way our sacrifices will work is if we ALL do this together. So please, Stay at Home and don’t be tempted to meet with friends and family – we will have many joyous moments to do this later once we are out of the woods.  And believe me, I expect we will have more invitations for dinners, gatherings, and celebrations than we ever did before!!!  So please lets follow Social Distancing. We are in this together. Continue reading Freesias for Friends. Curbside Pickup

Pink. The color of universal love of oneself and of others.

Good Friday to you all.  It looks like we’ve made it past week one of our “Stay at Home” mandates.   Things went pretty smoothly around here.  Even the chaos at the grocery stores have calmed down.  I went walking yesterday and saw more than the usual number of people walking and getting fresh air, all within the guidelines of “social distancing.”  Basically, people are being respectful of the guidelines set forth to help us all through these trying times.  It’s very reassuring to see. Continue reading Pink. The color of universal love of oneself and of others.

Solace and Serenity found in the Garden

It’s been a roller coaster of a weekend these past few days. Needless to say.  With so much uncertainty and new information coming our way on an hourly, almost minute by minute basis on the COVID-19 virus – it all seems so overwhelming and hard to comprehend at times.  I know all the extreme measures taken such as social distancing, school closures, restaurant and retail closures, and almost everything closing down for the next few weeks are all in an effort to keep us healthy and well, and my head understands the science and statistics behind it, but the heart makes me feel all-unnerving nonetheless.  All I wanted to do with all this happening is find comfort in my garden, but wouldn’t you know it, our weather decided to start raining out of the blue!  A whole month of dry sunny gorgeous weather and just when we are craving sunshine to cheer us up just a little, we got cloudy skies and lots of rain this past weekend. Continue reading Solace and Serenity found in the Garden

Friday Fruits: Meyer Lemons

Happy Friday!

Today I’d like to share with you some photos of my little lemon tree which is covered in ripe Meyer lemons ready to pick.  They look so pretty hanging bright yellow on the branches.  I read in one of the gardening magazines that you want to wait for the citrus to be ripe before they are picked as they don’t ripen once they are off the tree.  So I picked just a handful and left the rest. Continue reading Friday Fruits: Meyer Lemons

Twins 18th Birthday Celebration with Family and Friends

Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? I trust it was relaxing and enjoyable?  For us we had a busy Saturday and a relaxing Sunday.  On Saturday we had a birthday party for our twin girls who turned 18 last week.  They celebrated with their school friends in their own unique ways, but given that this is the last year they will be home for their birthday at least for the next four years, as they are heading off to college, I wanted to have a festive celebration at home too the old-fashioned way – with cakes and candles, family and close friends.  Continue reading Twins 18th Birthday Celebration with Family and Friends

Freesias for Friends. My 2020 Freesia Season is Here!

Happy Friday!

With all the warm weather we’ve been having the last few weeks my freesia bulbs have burst into bloom. I have hundreds of freesias that I planted over the years and each year in early spring they predictably put on a spectacular show. I get so many blooms that I cut generously and distribute to teachers, friends and neighbors.  Today I would like to share photos of glorious freesias in bloom in my garden and in bouquets. Continue reading Freesias for Friends. My 2020 Freesia Season is Here!

Fashion as Art. An Exhibit by Rani. Teen Rebellion in Music and Fashion of the 60’s

Happy Saturday!

I am so excited to share with you some photos from one of my twins’ – Rani’s first art exhibit that I attended yesterday at her school. Rani was chosen as one of the students to display her work at this coveted annual art exhibition and what a beautiful event this was with artwork from the most talented art students at her school. Continue reading Fashion as Art. An Exhibit by Rani. Teen Rebellion in Music and Fashion of the 60’s

Friday Flowers. Daffodil Daydreams at Filoli Gardens

Happy Friday!

How was your week? Ready for a relaxing weekend? For us this week our temperatures have been unseasonably warm – we are talking temperatures in the 70s and even low 80s!! I think we even broke a few records 🤔.  Our spring bulbs are thinking its spring already and have started blooming all over town.  In fact, at Filoli Gardens in Woodside, California their annual Daffodil Daydreams show is in full bloom.  I knew if I wanted to see these gorgeous daffs I’d have to go right away, because with the warm weather we are having I was sure the blooms were going to dwindle soon.  And so began a rather quick and unexpected trip to Filoli Gardens this week. What a spectacular show these daffodils put on!  Continue reading Friday Flowers. Daffodil Daydreams at Filoli Gardens

Impromptu Weekday Lunch with Friends

Happy Tuesday!

How was your weekend? I hope it was relaxing and you are ready for the week ahead.  For us Saturday was busy cooking and cleaning and setting the table for a dinner I was hosting. It had to be a special dinner as this was the first time our friends were coming over to our place. I made a vegetarian South Indian Tamil spread which seemed to be a huge hit with everyone.  Phew, what a relief!  One of the dishes on my menu was a cauliflower curry that I had just learnt how to make a few days earlier from my friend Padmini when she had me over for an impromptu lunch last week. Continue reading Impromptu Weekday Lunch with Friends