Around the World with Arany Zoltán

“Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.”~Ralph Waldo Emerson  World Music by Arany Zoltán An amazingly talented musician, Arany Zoltán was born in 1976 in Debrecen, Hungary.  He began to play music at the age of […]

Jardins du Botrain

The Soul of April: OVER the wintry threshold Who comes with joy to-day, So frail, yet so enduring, To triumph o’er dismay? Ah, quick her tears are springing, And quickly they are dried, For sorrow walks before her, But gladness walks beside. She comes with gusts of laughter,— The music as of rills; With tenderness […]

For whatever reason…

…this photograph really speaks to me.  As it came up in a slideshow I stumbled across, I had a strong emotional response to it and I’m not sure why. I love these timeworn finishes -the variations of earthy gray browns and slates against the light trim and stone facade in the background- so that explains […]

Travel – Château de Ker Nelly

Château de Ker Nelly, built in 1895 as a private vacation villa and soon after expanded into the Neo-Gothic style we see today, is situated on the Côté de Granit Rose (Rose Granite Coast) of France in Trébeurden, Bretagne (Brittany) —just a stone’s throw from the sea and situated south-west with fabulous panoramic views.  Streamlined furnishings, […]