Morning with Purple Golden Dewdrop

Duranta erecta, called golden dewdrop, belongs to the verbena family and have flowers that are light blue and lavender. (Why they’re called golden dewdrop I don’t know.}


The flowers form clusters near the end of its stems.


Nice to see them bloom in the garden. I find the lavender color quite relaxing.


A refuge in the city.


Place in the World


Catching the Last Light of Day on the Way Home



I’m rushing home
Back where I belong

This was what I wanted
I got it all and more

But times they have changed
Or was it me that did

Too much time has passed
I’m trying to get back

The light is fading fast
The day is running out

I’m rushing home
Before the light is gone

Back where I belong
Before the days are gone


Summer Is Here – Time to Head for the Beach

Everybody knows a little place like Kokomo
Now if you want to go and get away from it all
Go down to Kokomo
– The Beach Boys, “Kokomo”



(Alona Beach, on the island of Panglao, province of Bohol in the Philippines)

“There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. The warmest months of the year are March through October.” (Wikipedia)

For locals, “summer” means March to May when temperatures are highest, the sky is bluest and the water is clearest… the best time to cool down on the beach.

Favorite Place