One of the things I really enjoy about my current home is walking along the Potomac River with the dogs. It's a time of day when I'm done with work, and I'm ready to get out in nature, which exists even at the heart of the city. I love being in the presence of a… Continue reading Simple Pleasures: River Walking
Greetings from the U.S.! We're back after a four-year stint in Fiji. I was compelled to draw the basil sitting on my kitchen counter today. I'd already removed the big leaves for recent dinners, and just a few buds are left. I wanted to capture the plant in this moment, as it pushes new shoots… Continue reading Drawing: Basil
Poem: When in Fiji
Poem with audio
Postcard: Fiji Rain Garden
https://videopress.com/v/4ZC6WQc9?preloadContent=metadata It rains a lot in Suva. When it rains, sometimes I like to sit on our patio and watch and listen to the raindrops as they fall on the garden. It's a relaxing moment of zen.
Life Lessons with: Papaya
I collected and dried out more papaya seeds for our gardener to plant several months ago, and the saplings are coming up. It's a wonder to see: a visual reminder of natural growth. This morning, I noticed one sapling in particular. Our gardener had moved it to a new location on my request. He told… Continue reading Life Lessons with: Papaya