Monthly Archives: May 2014

Sunrise at the Taj

“The Taj Mahal rises above the banks of the river like a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore It is sunrise at the Taj Mahal. I stand in wonder and awe. The scene before me … Continue reading

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Bridges of Tranquility

“Golden bridge, silver bridge or diamond bridge; it doesn’t matter! As long as the bridge takes you across the other side, it is a good bridge!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan Magnolia Plantation located south of Charleston, South Carolina, lies along … Continue reading

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Close Encounters with India’s Future

Life affords no greater responsibility, no greater privilege, than the raising of the next generation. – C. Everett Koop No matter where I am traveling, my camera gravitates toward children. Being a mother and grandmother I am drawn to their innocence … Continue reading

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STORY BOOK TOWNS: Shekhawati Region, Rajasthan, India

Culture is something that evolves out of the simple, enduring elements of everyday life; elements most truthfully expressed in the folk arts and crafts of a nation. ~ Thor Hansen We just spent a lovely night at Castle Mandawa in … Continue reading

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