Wonder: Tall Ships

Cruise ships are curious things. Whenever I consider the idea of cruise ship travel, I waffle back and forth from one extreme - such a regimented form of travel wouldn't suit me at all - to the other - hey, maybe being out to sea on a roving resort would be positively brilliant! Especially when…

Wonder: Mysterious Papayas

Papaya blossoms smell like secrets.  They are incredibly subtle.  Everyday, I park my car next to a small grove of gangly papaya trees and it's only on rare still afternoons that my nose picks up their delicate fragrance.  Appropriately sweet for a fruit blossom, quietly spicy - vanilla clove pepper honey - and yet, there…

Delights: Orange Blossoms

Orange blossoms are my heroes.  Luscious, radiant, their scent lifts my spirits like nothing else.  One small tree with a single blossom fills the air with thick, syrupy, delicious goodness. But what goodness exactly? There are moments... times when I feel low, when I have doubted my own goodness.  But to an orange blossom, it's…