Early in our marriage, we often didn’t know if we would have money to pay our bills or not. While shopping for necessities one day, I succumbed to buying two plastic roses for a nickel each. It was extravagant, but I needed that touch of beauty in my life as flowers need rain. I put […]



Beauty soaks into us from every direction. We walk through a cacophony of greens, from sparkling lime to deepest veridians, accented with splashes of other vibrant colors — reds, corals, yellows, lavenders and more. My spouse and I walk through one of the most luscious public gardens and conservatories we have ever visited. We’ve […]