I love tea, especially green tea.  It’s full of antioxidants.  It helps keep my metabolism running high as I get old and the pounds are harder to keep off my hips, thighs, and middle.  But unlike my European friends who prefer their tea hot, I like mine over ice. As one of many perks, my […]

I really enjoyed the Blue Morpho exhibit at the Powell Gardens in March, and now I’m counting the days until the Festival of Butterflies later this summer.  Here is the second of a week’s worth of Blue Morpho shots from the event. On Today’s Date in the Past: Life-Sized Gnome Home A Nice COLD Cuppa While […]

The Point Bonita Lighthouse is supposed to be one of the surprise gems of the Bay Area.  However, it’s only open a total of just over ten hours a week.  Walking to the entrance still offered lovely views of the Golden Gate Bridge, and the entrance itself looks like a life-sized gnome home.  After seeing […]

Turkish tea, çay (pronounced chai), is a black tea which is consumed without milk.  It is an important part of the Turkish culture, offered to household and shopping guests as part of Turkish hospitality. The tea is served piping hot in small, tulip-shaped glasses.  I thought it was essential to taste the tea with a […]

As the sun started setting on our trail walk, and our tour of the mysterious gnome homes drew to a close, we encountered this cozy home where the elfin inhabitants appeared to be preparing to sip a nice cuppa tea by candlelight. Learn More: Crowds Drawn to Small Door in a Tree at SF’s Golden […]