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Weekly Update #19: Outback Adventures Part 3

So life got a little hectic for the last couple of months and I ended up taking an unexpected hiatus from the blog.  Between a visit from my best friend to soaking up as much time as I could with my Aussie family to the craziness of potentially having the assignment extended for another year… and everything in between.  1,290 more words

Weekly Updates

Lily Pond at Sherman Gardens

I visited the beautiful Sherman Gardens in nearby Corona Del Mar earlier this week. It was a lovely, overcast day, perfect for photographing flowers. Just inside the garden entrance off Pacific Coast Highway is the ever-delightful lily pond with the adorable otter holding a hose, filling water into the pond. 16 more words


A Register of Opportunity

As botanic gardens go, the Sir Seewoosagu Ramgoolam Botanic Gardens in Mauritius are not large. 92 acres to Bangalore’s Lal Bagh of 240 acres to put it in perspective (but of course we need to factor in the size of the two countries!).   498 more words

Meena Raghunathan

Cheyenne, WY

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We chose to spend the Labor Day holiday period in Cheyenne, WY, the capital city for Wyoming.  In Cheyenne, we were parked at A.B. 316 more words


Stormy Singapore

Distance walked-9.5 km to 5pm. Transport-bus

Just as we were ready to head out to the Botanical Gardens, a huge storm hit.  The lightning, thunder and rain continued for an hour.   269 more words


Sunday Brunch

It’s been awhile since I had brunch, at least with these friends of mine. Our frequency of meet-ups had gone down over the years, with meet-ups over during each of our birthday months, to just on special occasions like Chinese New Year to Christmas, to just once or probably twice a year, if time is available. 578 more words