In blossom

With the wonderfully warm and sunny days of the last week, spring has arrived and is enchanting us with  almond and cherry trees presenting  their blossom dress in light rosé…so beautiful! Everyone was out and about today, enjoying a walk in the sun, a drink with friends in one of the street cafés or just …

The Divine

The Divine – so pure, so natural, so ubiquitous. Wandering through the alleys of a temple, surrounded by thousands of Hindus, you get soaked up in the flow of spirituality, looking in awe at the fantasyland-like decor of the place, the majestic archictecture and the bright colors. Beautiful paintings of mythology scenes, women in brightly …

Tea County

A winding bus ride took me up to the tea plantations of Kerala. Steep hills and endless slopes glowing in a shiny green, with dots of color where women were picking the fresh green tea leaves. What a laborious job this must be….on the steep hills, feet covered in mud and threatended by leeches, women …