• Magenta Hibiscus in Hawaii, 7 Heavenly Flowers That Will Enchant You in Hawaii, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2019/05/02/hawaii-flowers/, #Hawaii #flowers #plants #tropical #gardening #islandlife #BigIsland
    Plants

    7 Heavenly Flowers That Will Enchant You in Hawaii

    Hawaii is far away from just about everywhere on the U.S. mainland and crazy-expensive. Yet it’s enormously popular. Why? It’s the warm sunny weather, the lush landscapes, and the relaxing escape that comes with vacations. But most of all, for me, it’s the heavenly flowers. Interestingly enough, Hawaii had very few endemic plants before Polynesians settled the islands. They brought…

  • France Memoirs, The Most Insightful Memoirs About Life in France, Karen Hugg, https://karenhugg.com/2018/09/01/the-most-insightful-memoirs-about-life-in-france-part-1/ #France #memoirs #French #books
    Books,  France

    The Most Insightful Memoirs About Life in France: Part 2

    In my first article on memoirs about life in France, I covered stories of romance, food, gardening, and motherhood. Today, I’ll talk about some classics and my favorite memoir about the French lifestyle. Paris to the Moon  Adam Gopnik lived out a lifelong dream of moving to Paris in the late 1990s, then wrote about it for The New Yorker.…

  • Chestnut Tree in Courtyard, Paris, France, Karen Hugg, www.karenhugg.com #plants #gardens #Paris
    Paris

    A Tribute to Plants in Paris

    This year on the 4th of July, my husband and I took our kids to see the fireworks show by our neighborhood lake. It was in a park where 5,000 people peacefully sat in the dark and watched pretty flowers explode in the sky. As sweet as it was to see kids and teenagers running around on a warm summer…