Category Archives: Beauty

The Carpet

Despite the drizzle, we walked to the Chinese restaurant to have lunch. Leaves that once hung over our heads were now matted on the ground—a melancholic reminder of existential change.

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Rita’s Periwinkle

My neighbor left flowers for me. I put them in a pot next to the door. They’re better than a welcome mat.

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Sunset Orange

This morning my first thought was about yesterday’s sunset and that dramatic variegated orange strip that traced the horizon afterwards. One shade looked familiar but I couldn’t say why until this morning when I was watering the plants. The shade … Continue reading

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My Parian Plant Propagation

My neighbor Vasiliki gave me some pink periwinkle clippings. That was a couple of years ago and now we have periwinkles everywhere. It is a generous plant and all summer long we have these pretty flowers smiling at us. Now … Continue reading

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A Garden in my Cup

La Sussurrata, Paros This is one of our beautiful bougainvilleas. Sometimes the wind blows the fallen petals into the house making it look like the set for a Bollywood wedding. So we are always sweeping them up. Recently I learned that … Continue reading

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