Monday, March 23, 2009

Inspired- moon beam

Rising over the purple hills of Arizona

Recently read....

I go through phases…reading in spurts.

So these are some of the books I recently read…"Sister of My Heart" nourished some part of me which was seeking connection with my Indian self…And nourished it did. After, I finished reading it I moved on to "The Namesake"…very well written, could see glimpses of me…..

"Lucifer Effect" had a very interesting viewpoint on the terrorism and how youth dedicate their lives to it…choose death over life, by psychologist Philips Zimbardo and lastly "Year of Magical Thinking"…on loss and grieving by Joan Didion…again a great read.
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waiting patiently

The Great Blue Heron .....waiting patiently
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My attempts at catching him from a distance...

Spring is here!

Oranges, great taste and refreshing fragrance….

When I first saw orange trees lining the streets in Arizona, I was impressed, and than I learned that these were ornamental orange trees. The fruit is very bitter to taste and the tree itself is not very hardy. And you can imagine by disappointment and bewilderment.

So, why would one plant bitter tasting fruit trees, and not the edible kind? Beats me…any guesses?

Desert Bloom!

Desert blooms….spring is here!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Few of my favorite things

I am thinking of starting a series of posts with pictures and maybe some thoughts on few of things that I really enjoy.

I start with -SHOES!!

Never seem to have enough of them....

Yes, I know how very materialistic of me…. I enjoy them and offer no apologies…..

Monday, March 2, 2009

Chalo kahin door nikal jaye....

One of our favorite things is to go for drive during a rain or a snow storm. The snow storm on Christmas day was no exception… since the freeways were all jammed we took the back roads and were rewarded with breath taking beauty of the day.

Chalo kahin door nikal jaye....

Our trip made possible in part by the snow ploughs!! :)

Picture perfect…hard for me to imagine that someone lives in these beautiful surroundings all year round!

For miles on end there was no one but us to take it all in….

The purity of snow made even the most mundane of the things look magical…

Beautiful end to a wonderful day…

Raindrops falling on my head...well on my sunscreen...:)

Directions anyone?


I am back……

Wish you all a very happy and healthy new year.

Last year was a very eventful year for me on many levels- both personally and professionally-a year filled with joy, success, tears and loss.

Hopefully this year will bring courage, hope, peace and joy to us all.