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!

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