Pineapple Inn, Maui

This is where we arrived last night and even in the dark, it felt like Paradise! Let me show you some of the beauty on a short stroll around the gardens. I’m sorry that you can’t hear all the bird song nor feel the warmth though it is cloudy today as the remnants of Hurricane Ana hang around. There was a terrific thunderstorm last night after we arrived though our 39 minute flight from Big Island was not the scary one I had anticipated!
This is our room from the front with our lanai ( Hawaiian verandah)

and from the back lanai

Now for some of the glorious flowers






It really is a little piece of paradise! Off out to explore now………


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October 2010

The Clematis just kept on flowering that Autumn.

30th Oct 2010

30th Oct 2010

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Posted by on October 19, 2014 in Beauty, garden, nature, photography, Uncategorized



An Elemental Day in Hawaii

What a magnificent day with my sister on The Big Island of Hawaii seeing splendiferous waterfalls to and then sunset at the volcano, Kilauea, as the lava lake showed its true colours lighting up as night fell.


Rainbow Falls where at sunrise rainbows form

Akaka Falls, with a drop higher than Niagara Falls.


We were standing on the edge of the crater here and it was so exhilarating to watch as the orange glow of the lava lake lit up the plume of vog coming out of Halema’uma’u.


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October 2009

This was taken on one of our trips to Glasgow, a favourite city. We love the Rennie Mackintosh buildings and discovered this very pleasing sculpture on one of our ┬ámany walks. The word Peace is all over it in many different languages. I’m sorry I don’t know the name of the sculptor. If any reader can help out, I’d be delighted.

Oct 2009 Glasgow peace sculpture

Oct 2009 Glasgow peace sculpture



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Posted by on October 16, 2014 in art, Beauty, photography, sculpture


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A Couple of Days in Los Angeles

Two glorious days of art! We spent the first day in the LA County Museum of Art with a quick visit to the Brea Tar Pits. Join us for a brief tour of delights and tomorrow come with us to the Craft and Folk Museum where we met two of the artists, Clare Graham and Danny Scheible.

La Gerbe by Henri Matisse, a ‘cut out’ in ceramics.
I loved the Standing Warrior, a Mexican sculpture from BC 200-300 AD.

Isn’t this painting by Mary Cassatt beautiful? I love the tenderness in the Mother’s face and the relaxed sleepy child.

This next piece fascinated me, such detail in the wood carving – Hollywood by Robert Witt Ames. Click on the photo and delight in all the humour and the detail.

We really enjoyed seeing so many school children in the gallery. Here some of them are sketching from David Hockney’s Mullholland Drive.

After lunch at the Gallery we walked to the nearby La Brea Tar Pits where natural asphalt has seeped up from the ground for tens of thousands of years. Enlarge the photo to see the bubbles.

The outdoor sculpture garden was a haven of peace.

We finished the day with a Hollywood Cocktail and a walk back to our B&B, Cinema Suites, as the sun was setting.



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Weekly Photo Challenge – Dreamy

Look carefully at these tree roots, seen on a street in Los Angeles, and see the sleepy baby dinosaur lost in her dreams.

For more in this Challenge, look here


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October 2008

Our first Grand-baby was due in December 2008 and I spent many happy hours knitting many outfits in  various sizes.

Oct 2008 Knitting for first Grandbaby

Oct 2008 Knitting for first Grandbaby


Posted by on October 13, 2014 in Beauty, Happiness, knitting, photography


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