House on the Hill

July 8, 2011

“Day after day,
Alone on a hill,
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him,
They can see that he’s just a fool,
And he never gives an answer,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning ’round.”

                                  – P. McCartney

Though one would argue if the man inside the house on that hill is a fool. I mean, just look at that beauty!

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Spring

March 12, 2011

Last year, I promised myself never to take Spring and tulips for granted again. Though the pollen, the allergens and the undecided temperatures are the parts of the season which leaves it to be desired, I love the idea of flowers blooming, beautiful yards and the color green taking over the brown dried, frost-bitten tree branches. And oh, the outdoor activities from barbecues to beach picnics, the birds and the critters coming out of hibernation, yup, the sign of life.

The tulip has been my favorite flower because I am convinced that it’s the most beautiful flower of all which God made. This photo of a spot in a home is simple, but it tells me of things yet to come for Spring.

Reports on Virginia Woolf’s writing shed indicate that this workplace was not conducive for her writing; however, from the photograph above (obtained from The Guardian’s feature on the writer’s work shed), it looks rather peaceful, organized and if Woolf would have taken advantage of the nature view, it could have been a piece of real estate solitude. But who am I to opine? The poor woman – despite her literary talent was prone to periods of nervous breakdowns, deep depression and auditory hallucinations – to name a few. No wonder, even a functional and quite frankly, a pretty place such as this could not accommodate her needs.

Only in New York

December 12, 2010

This vision is paradoxical yet it exists. The mother of all urbanity contrasted with a farm. I love it.  As the old adage goes when one finds things they don’t necessarily find anywhere else while in the Big Apple  “Only in New York!” This farm is cultivated by a lady who is a champion for organic sources of nutrition around her neighborhood named Annie Novak and she and her farm make a lot of sense to me.

I like the conscientious aspect of all these and how it is giving me hope on making good with the vegetable garden I have been meaning to start and cultivate in my backyard as well.

– photo featured in The Selby

Eat Out

October 23, 2010

Where I live, the temperature for the whole day this particular day will average at 76 degrees Fahrenheit. I see this photograph and I say, this is what it’s all about. Before the last semblance of summer is over for good, before the arthritis inducing chill of the winter, it would be beautiful to enjoy dinner on the grounds and it would be a treat to remember.

One final fling with your immediate surroundings, your barbecue grill, the blooms of your garden, fireflies, the sound of crickets, the green grass and the green leaves of your trees. For certain, it would be a quite a memory to look back to this winter and something to look forward next spring and summer.

-photo was featured in Desire to Inspire.