April 17, 2012
Backpacking with a Book

Terra Manna’s Little Heavens

It is one of my stubborn beliefs that humankind’s survival lies on the flowers. Because   flowers are little heavens. And Terra Manna has myriad heavens scattered everywhere.  And, here they are, together with quotes from the books I’ve read. I lifted some online. I wish this story were different…I wish it were about love, or about sudden realizations important to one’s life, or even about sunsets, birds, rainstorms, or snow. Maybe it is about those things, in a way; but in the meantime there is so much else getting in the way…I’ve tries to put some of the good things […]
March 20, 2011
Backpacking with a Book

Weekly Photo Challenge: Ode to Flowers

Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. —Rainer Maria Rilke Some delights from my own garden. Coming home is more tempting with the thoughts of flowers blooming. Pingan-pingan. Flowers don’t have to be expensive to be appreciated. And to give spring a twist, I stripped the flowers from their own vividness.