England

Shades of Green

November 15, 2010

Living on an acre of lava that offers many shades of black and gray, I might quote the Muppets and say, “It’s not easy being green.” I forget what it means to be green. Friends from the mainland came to visit and were amazed at my catchment system, and for the first time, I had […]

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Seven-Link Challenge

July 18, 2010

One of the blogs about blogging I read is ProBlogger. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? This week, there was a challenge to respond to seven categories. I decided to take part, mostly because it requires some thinking about my posts in the past and where I’d like to go in the future. Here are the […]

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Inspired by Shakespeare

July 17, 2010

I have always been an Anglophile, with an interest in traditional English culture and the monarchy. Although my senior paper in high school focused on the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II, I’m not quite sure how or when my love affair of England actually began.   Then in college, I focused on English literature, and […]

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An English Spring

March 6, 2010

click here for larger image DAFFODILS IN ST. JAMES PARK, LONDON   Four years ago during my Spring Break, plus a few days, I traveled to England with a friend. Although it was very cold, especially to someone fresh from Hawai’i, there was no rain for the three weeks we spent there. These photos will […]

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Canterbury Cathedral

December 22, 2009

  I started this week out with the RMS Queen Mary 2, fondly referred to as QM2. In the interest of staying with the English theme for a couple of days, I went to the Rollright Stones in the Cotswolds yesterday. If you missed these two posts, click on them in the list below. Today […]

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Rollright Stones

December 21, 2009

  Stones – or rocks – have an interesting background. Many myths talk about the petra genetrix, or the Motherstone, that births heroes and saviors. The stony deserts of the Middle East have been called the “Gardens of Allah.” On a recent trip through the Cotswold region of England, I was impressed with the mythology […]

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An English Spring

March 28, 2009

click here for larger image DAFFODILS IN ST. JAMES PARK, LONDON   It was three years ago during my Spring Break, plus a few days, that I traveled to England with a friend. Although it was very cold, especially to someone fresh from Hawai’i, there was no rain for the three weeks we spent there. […]

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