“Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. —WU MEN”
Arianna Huffington, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder

A Simple Pleasure

I bought myself flowers today. Just because …

“To me, flowers are happiness.” – Stefano Gabbana

Bed ‘n’ Breakfast in Brookline Boston

While visiting Boston for a few days I am staying at a lovely bed and breakfast – Beech Tree Inn. The inn is located a few minutes walk from the Harvard Medical School where I am attending a conference.

My stay has been quite pleasant and the ambience is warm and welcoming. There’s a vibrant garden outside, no lack of fresh flowers indoors, the decorations are cute and classy, plus there is round the clock availability of fresh homemade cookies and other baked yummy goodies in the kitchen. Here are a few pictures.

April Showers

Rain all morning.

Rain all afternoon,

And likely more rain

throughout the night.

They say,

April showers bring

May flowers.

Needless to say,

I will be expecting

lush and bright

May flowers this year.



Love for Orchids

David and I visited the National Botanic Garden in Washington DC a couple of days ago. Being in the warm and humid garden felt like a mini escape from the recent dreary winter weather. Among other things, we saw countless varieties of orchids. I love all sorts of flowers, but orchids are probably my favorite. Here are some pictures. Thanks for stopping by.