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While traveling through Bali, it was not unusual to come across shrines and offerings regularly. The island is predominately Hindu and offerings and prayers are a part of daily life. As an outside observer the practice appears beautiful and brings moments of quiet calm to life.

These are flowers adorning a shrine in a fishing village on the eastern coast.

Frangipani and Ixora | AmandaMuses

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A few more flowers from Bali…. not alive necessarily but still pretty lovely if you ask me.

Stone Flower | AmandaMuses

Door Flower |  AmandaMuses

Sunnyside up

20/08/2014 — Leave a comment

A few more from my trip earlier in the spring. The flowers and plant life on the island were incredible and just so lush.

Bali Lotus | AmandaMuses I sort of love how the water from a morning rain trapped in the center of the above flower looks almost like an egg yolk.

Lotus | AmandaMuses


15/01/2014 — Leave a comment

Still busy, busy for the next few days. Saw these lights earlier though and couldn’t help but smile. Aren’t they pleasant?

Untitled | AmandaMuses

Untitled | AmandaMuses

Untitled | AmandaMuses

New York

31/12/2013 — Leave a comment

Since it’s New Year’s Eve and many Americans will be tuning in to watch the ball drop in Times Square tonight, it seemed like a good time to share my weekend trip to New York from earlier this fall. A friend had an art opening which was the perfect excuse to hop a train and spend a day or two window shopping and looking at art.

Usually I go to New York with friends, but this time I went on my own and was able to maintain the usual crazy walk-15-miles-despite-riding-public-transit-and-doing-a-lot-of-shop-browsing-and-coffeeing pace that I tend to adopt when traveling alone. And this time, I finally (FINALLY!) got over to the Highline.

I’ve been eager to check it out since it opened a few years ago, but clearly not enough to have made that happen until now. Anyway, after debarking a red-eye and dropping a bag at my hotel, I made a beeline to the Highline to enjoy the park before it got crowded. I lucked out with gorgeous (and absurdly HOT) fall light and weather and minimal crowds. Here are a few snapshots from one of my walks along the Highline that weekend:

Hydrangea | AmandaMuses

Flowers | AmandaMuses

Flowers | AmandaMuses

Orchids | AmandaMuses

Verdure | AmandaMuses

Untitled | AmandaMuses

Untitled | AmandaMuses


11/11/2012 — Leave a comment

It’s hard to believe, but today it was warm and sunny enough to be driving around town with the windows down. Even though it’s November, Baltimore is, as usual, somewhat reluctant to admit that it’s fall and that winter will be on the way soon enough.

Light leaves

The leaves are still hanging on though. And some flowers too….

Fall Flowers

Oh well. At least it’s fun while it lasts…

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It’s been a rainy, somewhat reluctant spring, weather-wise. Today was no exception, complete with tornado and flash flood warnings.. most other days are moody, stormy mornings with sunny afternoons and stormy nights. The cloudy skies have been beautiful though.

This past weekend brought the first peonies of the season though, which always puts a massive smile on my face:





Welcome, Spring! I’ve missed your colors and soft forms…Day 79.2

Though I like these grey, northern skies, it’s warmth and light I need… and today is the Spring Equinox…


23/11/2010 — Leave a comment

Came home after a long, LONG day to a complete surprise:
Feeling very lucky…. and loVed..