Travel souvenirs

I’m not a hoarder. Truly. But I do tend to save the smallest items from my travels. Like notepads. Easy to pack, fun to remember.

No one will be surprised that I’ve saved mementoes from places I’ve had the good fortune to visit in Italy. This grand hotel is grand indeed. My son and I stayed there on his first visit to Italy when he was 10.

The Villa Marsali hotel in Cortona is nice. Cortona was on my bucket list and I made it there 2 years ago. It’s fine, but far from my favorite town in Italia.

I was lucky enough to spend Christmas in Paris in 2018. I stayed at this lovely albergo which is centrally located in the city. That trip was a dream! I adore Paris and I have and will continue to return as often as possible. Hopefully I’ll be there in September this year.

La Tour Hassan of Rabat was a fine hotel I stayed in on my first trip to Morocco, about 12 years ago. I fell in love with Morocco. I would return!

Return I did and one place I went in Morocco was Tangiers. Fascinating! Like all of the country. I want to return again.

If there’s anything more rewarding than travel (and it goes without saying that art and design is the impetus for my wanderlust), I haven’t found it yet! Travel on!

After the deluge

We had record rain last week and it persisted over 3 days. It was a wet, soggy world when I ventured out for a many mile walk. The sun was trying to shine, but it was a struggle.

The picture above tells the 6 pm story at the tail end of a brief rainy season. We aren’t used to such prolonged and heavy rain events in Denver, where the climate is semi-arid.

How I do love lilacs above all spring blossoms. The scent transports me right back to childhood, when I remember first noticing these magnificent shrubs and their intoxicating perfume!

I made doll purses from the lilac leaves. They were just the right shape!

Don’t forget to click the line button (I sound like the YouTubers I watch!) But I need your likes. I’m needy. :-))

A request to my dear readers

Hi guys! I’ve been writing this blog as a way to record interesting aspects of my life for many years now and am fortunate to have you as a reader. However, I have a request.

For all sorts of reasons that have become apparent to me in this age of social media, I need a response to the content I put out. I can no longer send my thoughts and images into the ether without a small mention from you that you have read it.

So, would you please click the “like” button after reading every post if, of course you liked the post and will be coming back to read another post on another day. If you do that, which I hope you will, will you be so kind as to “like” the following post also? I will need you to do this indefinitely and I am sure that most of you are well accustomed to “liking” various posts on Facebook, Instagram, etc. If it were more arduous on your part than clicking a button, I wouldn’t feel comfortable making this request. But, it seems simple enough.

So, please like this and every post you read. If you don’t do that, I must assume you didn’t like the post.

OK? Deal?

Thanks! I appreciate it!

Until next post, have a great day. The flowers above look like rosebuds, but they are crabapple blossoms! Amazing, right?!