Drops of Jupiter

Now that she’s back in the atmosphere
With drops of Jupiter in her hair,
She acts like summer and walks like rain.
Reminds me that there’s a time to change.  — Train

In this morning twilight view from the island of Djerba, Tunisia, the crescent Moon is in close conjunction with planet Jupiter, and Venus is also just below the pair. (Photographer Babak Tafreshi)

Planet Jupiter


Check out the blue ocean-like design within the middle stripe on planet Jupiter. Tonight, Jupiter shines high in the southeast as the stars come out, and it will be the brightest point of light on that side of the sky. It will pass highest in the south around 10 p.m. daylight-saving time.


She said, I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
— Audrey Hepburn 


Cartier at Denver Art Museum

IMG_2942.JPG1955 diamond and turquoise cabochons bib necklace

FullSizeRender-1Film actress Maria Felix photographed by Lord Anthony Snowden, 1980, wearing her crocodile necklace commissioned by Cartier in 1975

IMG_2937.JPG1932 diamond and 142.23-carat emerald necklace sold to Lady Granard, the daughter of American financier and philanthropist Ogden Mills

IMG_2953.JPGSketch of a flamingo brooch with diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, and rubies sold to the Duke of Windsor 1940

bird1948 diamond and emerald Bird Brooch measuring 8 inches long

The feng shui of crystals

Bring some crystals into your home, such as rose quartz, which emanates specific frequencies that promote heart healing; or citrine, which attracts wealth and abundance. Always cleanse your crystals when you first place them in your home (submerge in water with or without salt) as this resets their vibration to be receptive to the new home and new owner. Always place your crystals in good energy areas such as your main entry table and living room.

Matisse “Open Windows”




Henri Matisse was a part of a creative community that sought to redefine painting, favoring an expressive style that emphasized loose brushwork and bold colors as displayed in this oil on canvas masterpiece called Open Window, Collioure, 1905 (Matisse and Friends exhibit, Denver Art Museum). #SitWithMatisse

A capitol idea

In honor of all the souls lost on 9/11, this picture of the Capitol and the reflection of the sky in its windows was taken on a perfect day spent with my nephew in the summer of 2010.

Neptune Statue at the Library of Congress in D.C.

“Native American Crouching” statue at the Christopher Columbus Monument in D.C.

Lincoln Memorial at dusk

Plane on its decent into D.C. Reagan National Airport at sunset