Princeton University Campus in Bloom

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Reminded me of the poem Daffodils by Wordsworth.

“I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o’er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”

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Although there were no lakes on the pathways I walked; the memory of the beautiful sight is certainly a joyous one.

“For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.”

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Paterson Great Falls – National Historic Site

A small gem in the middle of the city of Paterson. Walking around the old, historic and populated town one least likely expects such beauty and serenity.

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A Walk Around the Princeton Campus

Every Monday, since the last three years, my son goes for his hour long French tutoring in Princeton downtown. And every Monday, since the last three years minus the really cold and rainy days, I get my hour long walk around the town and the campus. I have visited/toured many university campuses in the US and few in Europe but nothing compares to this small yet quietly beautiful university. It grows on you, beckons you to come and explore the many hidden walkways and gardens, and compels you to admire the architecture, the carvings, the archways and the blend of traditional and modern, so subtly done that it’s almost unnoticeable.

First time ever, I actually took some shots. The images below are from my Android, I guess coming Monday my camera is my walking companion 🙂

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Treasures for a Travel Lover

A stroll in the mall saw me browsing inside Pottery Barn – and what a find (at least for the traveler in me). The wordings on the plates capture my love of traveling perfectly!

It’s about the journey, so follow your heart on a voyage of discovery to serendipity!

🙂

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The Morning after the 1st Day of Spring

The surroundings reminded me of a song from the movie Sound of Music

“Silver white winter that melts into Spring.

These are a few of my favorite things.”

No matter how untimely and unexpected – It is beautiful nonetheless

🙂

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First Day of Spring – New Jersey Style!

After a brief ten days of warmth and sunshine, New Jersey resident are once again enjoying some snowy weather. About 4 inches of snow today – the first day of Spring 2015.

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If only April 1st was tomorrow and not 11 days later, then we can be in sunny California soaking in temperatures around late sixties and early seventies.

Dreaming of biking the Golden Gate Bridge 🙂