Thursday, December 18, 2014

Christmas 2014 - Norfolk Pine Tree

It is only a week left until Christmas, and today is my last day at home in Hawaii. We are going up North for Christmas, all the way to snowy Canada.  Since we would not be home, my initial inclination was  not to put up a tree at all. Family voted me down... - as a compromise we decided to do "only some minimal" decorating.  

One of the new ornaments for this year: I picked this cute rocking horse up in Amsterdam

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Fuzzy Little Flower

The other day as I was walking home from having dropped off my 10-year-old son at school, I found this flower by the road. It was a nice clear Hawaii day and I took some photos of it. Though somewhat small and unassuming, it has a vibrant beauty to it. Just another perfect little thing for this blog. I hope you are having a great day, wherever in the world you may be.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Great Architecture: Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West

Lucky me got to take a short trip to Arizona last week. The entire sojourn lasted only four days, and two of those were really mostly travel. When you live in Hawaii, even the closest thing is five plus hours away by air. The flight from Honolulu to Phoenix was a little under 6 hours. 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

An Evening With The Makk Family in Kailua

Last week I was invited to a lovely soiree combining art with architecture. The home, where the event took place, and which I have written about before (you can see it here) is a sprawling Kailua beach estate, and the art displayed within is by the Makk family.