๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒธ Leilani Pua ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒธ

Almost as soon as one lands in the quaint island of Kauai, in the Hawaiian islands, the unmistakable feeling of rural bliss welcomes you with the rooster crowing and the colors of the flora. Within hours of being in the island, the phone yearned for some plumeria pictures and before we knew it, there were … Continue reading “๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒธ Leilani Pua ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒธ”

The Enchanted Turtles

We are back from a beautiful few days in Kauai, Hawaii. There is something about the light and sights of an island paradise that always amaze me. Even the darkness seems to be scented by a different tint of light (could it be that the surrounding oceans make for darker skies and the magical stars … Continue reading “The Enchanted Turtles”

The Little Red Fox

I have written about the little red fox in the riverbed before. This little creature never ceases to fascinate me. Living amidst the geese, herons, grebes , ducks, deer and numerous cats, I am unable to determine where this creature came from. I have never seen another fox in the vicinity. His fox parents are … Continue reading “The Little Red Fox”

This Beautiful Earth

2022 started off with a marvelous opportunity to read poetry at the Coimbatore Festival of the Arts. The theme was to choose a poem that immortalizes a place you love just as T S Elliot immortalized London in his writings. I wracked my brain, and tried to find one place – but found myself dithering. … Continue reading “This Beautiful Earth”

Where the Wild Girls Are

Every once in while we get to step in to a world different than our own, and the only thing that reminds you of your earthly existence are your earthly companions. Would space travel be the same way? Would an exotic alien world be made habitable with our companions? I know not, maybe our future … Continue reading “Where the Wild Girls Are”

Percy – The Enlightened Soul

Last night, I read a poem by Mary Oliver in the book, Truro Bear and Other Adventures, I got to the section where she writes about her beloved dog, Percy, and had a hearty laugh. Percy was named after an Italian poet, and as such was also wise in his ways.  Take for instance, when … Continue reading “Percy – The Enlightened Soul”

Musical Musings

The busyness of living had taken over the days, and I felt a little soulful pondering and meandering was in order. I listened to an uplifting album of Anoushka Shankar as I went about the chores in the home after a long week of deadlines, and never-ending demands on my time physically and emotionally. The … Continue reading “Musical Musings”

Roving on Planets

Standing outside by the curbside of our home one night, my eyes were drawn to the beautifully illumined Sirius shining bright in the night sky. Sirius has been looking brighter than usual in the winter skies, and I have often stared at the blinking star wondering what was happening that far away in the Universe. … Continue reading “Roving on Planets”

Making Cherry Blossoms

The daughterโ€™s gift for Christmas was an embroidery kit. It was a small one, but detailed enough to give me joy. The gift made for many cold nights with the heater at my feet, music or some television in the background, the Christmas tree lights twinkling and the embroidery kit at hand.ย  There is a … Continue reading “Making Cherry Blossoms”

How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel

When the Covid lockdowns started, many folks went on a buying spree (we all know the toilet paper jokes). Ever the dutiful one, off I went too. I was feeling rather pleased with myself when I got an extra bag of rice, and headed onto the library (to get books to tide us over during … Continue reading “How the Library (Not the Prince) Saved Rapunzel”