Thursday, September 27, 2012


Summer was fast, furious and fun.  Not much creating or lounging but lots of adventures, lots of taxi-cabbing for a small boy, lots of birthday and birthday party planning for August... a 7 (son), a 21 (daughter), a 50 (hubby), a 70 (mom) and a 75!(mom in law). My wedding anniversary was somehow in the middle of all that too.  Summer was over in the snap of my fingers.

I'm still busy as usual but ever since school has started back up a couple of weeks ago, I've actually had a little me time. I think I may have said that last September.   I've been creating in my studio while enjoying my new windows...yay!!! I've been walking ... yay!!! I've been meditating... yay!!!  And, I celebrated my birthday with my dear friend Dana at Lotusland.... yay!!!  

Here are a few pics (I love Instagram) from this truly amazing enchanted property in Montecito near Santa Barbara.  But if you are interested in going there, you must make advance reservations.  Created by Madame Ganna Walska (1887 - 1884), Lotusland has the most spectacular botanical gardens I've ever seen... especially the cactus gardens.

"As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand above it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world."

~ Buddha ~


Cobalt Violet said...

Love those pics of Lotus Land! I can't believe, I've still never been! I was pea green when I saw the photos. Oh, well ... next spring maybe. I also want to go to the Los Angeles Arboretum ... never been there either! You and Ben will have to come this way for that.

That last shot would make a cool print!

PK Studios said...

Gracias! : )
I just love Instagram!
We need to make a plan to go, it's SO awesome...and these pics don't even begin to tell the magnificent splendor of it all!

corine said...

I love those images. Lotus (es? what's the plural of lotus??) are my favorite. How can one not feel immediately more serene looking at those. xoxo corine

PK Studios said...

Thanks Corine... I had to look it up. The plural is "lotuses" but I like "loti" : ) In Asia, they symbolize spiritual awakening or rebirth... coming from the depths of the mud and breaking through to the "other side" and then blossoming in the sun!