Travel to Zimbabwe Through These Artists’ Works

April 30, 2024

Barry Lungu painting of spring in Zimbabwe. Artist Barry Lungu’s painting of Jacarand trees in bloom in Zimbabwe. Image courtesy of Artgal.online.

Art and beauty live in physical landmarks and museums and also in the expressions of natural wonders, culture, history, and creativity that local artists bring Read More...

You Don’t Need to Go to Holland to Tiptoe Through the Tulips

April 23, 2024

Diana Robinson, Flickr, Licensed by Creative Commons.

Contemplating tulips conjures images of Dutch windmills, wooden shoes, and blue Delft pottery, which makes sense because the Netherlands produces 90 percent of the world’s tulips–4.3 billion tulip bulbs annually on about 27,182 Read More...

It’s Not Too Late to Experience Cherry Blossom Season

April 10, 2024

Cherry blossoms in bloom.Via Unsplash.

In Japan, cherry blossoms symbolize the transient nature of life, a reflection of the Buddhist concept known as “mono no aware,” which recognizes that there is both beauty and mortality in life.

For most of Japan, including Tokyo, … Read More...

Envisioning a More Environmentally Friendly Mardi Gras in New Orleans

February 18, 2024

littel girl with beads during mardi gras in Nola

New Orleanians know how to party and do it most of the year. They don’t even need a reason. But Mardi Gras is the city’s longest party. It’s a three-month-long fête with parades of dazzling floats, their masked riders tossing Read More...

Living Sculptures in North America’s Best Public Topiary Gardens

May 12, 2022

Longwood Gardens Topiary Garden. Image via Longwood Gardens.

Edward Scissorhands had nothing on the horticultural artists who painstakingly sculpt topiaries in some of North America’s most spectacular topiary gardens. Come along with us on a virtual tour to experience some Read More...

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