March is finally here! Its officially Springtime! Buds are out, random tiny flowers are starting to show up. Weather is getting warmer. Seeing the sunshine makes my day!
Every Winter has its Spring ~ by H. Tuttle
A botanical garden in the city area, located in an upscale neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro and quite far from a favela has millions of plant species unique to Brazil. Though I visited this place quite a while back and reminiscing the event, I spent almost 4 hours in this huge and beautiful garden. Be prepared to do a lot of walking!
Taken from our accommodation, Casa Caminho do Corcovado, in Cosme Velho, an area close to the Corcovado mountain where the famous Christo Redento statue is located.
Favelas are a common scene in Rio as they are mostly located on hill slopes with a very colorful theme. It can be seen as soon as you get into a transportation to your destination. A lot of tourists take a guided tour to the area. The area often has a very narrow and busy alley walkways.
“On a lone winter evening, when the frost has wrought a silence” ~ John Keat
“The snow is sparkling like a million little suns” ~ Lama Willa
Snow started to fall as I was approaching a traffic light one Sunday morning. Looking at the red light and the snow flakes at the same time with a red reflection was clearly just beautiful!
It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves ~ William Shakespeare
A beautiful fishing town in Portugal > Nazare, Portugal
Cold, yet a pretty day
a pretty day gone by
Out & about ….. my beautiful neighborhood
Inside Singapore Botanic Garden Singapore Botanic Garden
A World Heritage Site
On the plane to Borneo