Inspiring G*A*R*D*E*N*S

If you want to know what vegetation is like in a given area, visit a local plant nursery or botanical garden. I was driving through Phoenix, Arizona with a friend recently, and was mesmerized and pleasantly surprised at the plant nurseries we passed, stocked with cactus, palm trees and other desert plants. How fun andContinue reading “Inspiring G*A*R*D*E*N*S”

Inspiring S*T*A*M*P*S

What the heck is PHILATELY? Well, I found out a few days ago, when I was inspired by the big, bright blue Oaxacan sky to get out and about to enjoy Oaxaca City by foot.  I decided to stroll the city and try to find something new.  The  unexpected gem I stumbled upon captivated me,Continue reading “Inspiring S*T*A*M*P*S”

Inspiring C*I*T*I*E*S Mexico City

Curious how big cities seem to work almost like clockwork despite being…..well, huge?  Mexico City, one of the biggest cities in the world (population 114.8 million (UN, 2011)), is taking on the challenges facing all modern cities today like pollution, growing urban populations, traffic, and lack of green spaces, in innovative ways. Granted, I haveContinue reading “Inspiring C*I*T*I*E*S Mexico City”

Inspiring C*O*L*O*R

When I first came to Oaxaca, Mexico in October of 2002, I quickly fell in love with the brilliant explosion of colors, sounds, flavors and the overall vitality I saw on the bustling streets. It was unlike anything I had seen before. So, to kick off my blog which will be highlighting inspiring people, placesContinue reading “Inspiring C*O*L*O*R”