Category Archives: Just Pictures

Celebrating the Fall Festival of Navratri Golu. 2016

The girls, Hitesh and I recently celebrated the South Indian Tamil fall festival of Golu, and what a fun time we had visiting all our friend’s and families’ homes to view their Golu displays.

What is Golu? Golu is observed every fall during the ten-day Indian festival of Navrathri and is celebrated in South Indian Tamil homes, especially by the women of the household. Continue reading Celebrating the Fall Festival of Navratri Golu. 2016

An Invitation to a Passover Seder Dinner

Our friends Dave and Rose recently invited a few of their family friends to a Passover Seder Dinner at their home, and we were honored to be included. This was our first invitation to a Passover Seder dinner.  I had never been to a Seder party before and asked Rose about it. She explained that this dinner is the beginning of Passover, which is the  Jewish festival in celebration of the Israelites’ departure from ancient Egypt and their emancipation from slavery. Continue reading An Invitation to a Passover Seder Dinner

Daffodil Dreams At Filoli Gardens

This year my daffodils are not blooming in profusion like they usually do. I do have daffodils in bloom, but I am used to a stellar show and I don’t have that right now.  I can only assume that they will start blooming later as most of my daffodils are in the shade.  But I am impatient. I love flowers and I am craving some color in the garden

I signed up for Filoli’s email newsletter a while back and recently got notified of Filoli’s Daffodil Daydreams weekend. I asked the girls if we could all go see the daffodils together, and if this trip could be the twins’ birthday party celebration. This would be something unique and special.  Both Anjali and Rani happily agreed and invited three of their friends; Charlotte, Claire, and Maya for the daffodil viewing.  It ended up being a gorgeous sunny day and what a spectacular show it was! Continue reading Daffodil Dreams At Filoli Gardens