Hibiscus Flower Photograph

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Hibiscus Flower

I took this photo after the hibiscus flower first bloomed in my front yard. Often referred to as the Hawaiian flower, this plant has many uses. It is edible, and can be drunk as a tea, made into a garnish, & cooked in soup. Some claim that it can calm an upset stomach. Although I must admit that I have never had the urge to eat a hibiscus flower. I am content to just admire it.

Moulin Rouge (1952) Film Review

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Last night I watched the film Moulin Rouge from 1952.

Directed by John Huston & starring Jose Ferrer as the artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec,  this film is rather simple,  beginning with a can-can scene at the Moulin Rouge in 1890 Paris.

The first thing I noticed was how beautiful the costumes were.  The dresses were all unique & flowed wonderfully with the dancers.

The atmosphere of a smokey room filled with raucous behavior & too much alcohol set the tone for the rest of the film. Continue reading

Follow Your Bliss – Simple Life Advice From Joseph Campbell

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Joseph Campbell was a writer who focused on mythological stories from all around the world. His most famous work is The Hero With A Thousand Faces. My favorite quote from him is simply, “follow your bliss.”

This advice is pretty straighforward.

If you build your life around things that bring love & joy into the world for yourself & others, you will live a life that is pure & fulfilling.  Continue reading

Mama Duck With Babies Photographs

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There’s a gang of ducks that lives in my neighborhood. I’m not exactly sure how they first got here, but all I know is that they are aDuckable! (Yes, that is my attempt at a  pun.) Anyways, whenever they come waddling by my house, I try & take as many photos as possible. They are just too cute! Taken July 2016