For the intrepid traveller in your soul....

There are parasols of colour 
at every turn in Myanmar.
All colours, patterns and sizes 
await you.

Our trip last week was beyond amazing.
I have so many reasons for you 
to travel to Myanmar/Burma
that I hardly know where to begin.

If you love adventure...if you have an
intrepid traveller in your soul...stay tuned. 

I promise not to go crazy...
but I admit it will be hard not to.

"We are shaped by our thoughts; 
we become what we think.
When the mind is pure,
joy follows like a shadow 
that never leaves."

May joy follow you everywhere.

PS..with thanks to those of you
who wrote requesting a postcard.
My mighty pen has been swift and steady.
They are on their way.

Photos by Jeanne Henriques


  1. Ah.
    That quote by the Buddha sums up my life's philosophy so well.
    Cannot wait to read all about it!

  2. You are just the sweetest and most thoughtful post card writer.

  3. Such wonderful, colourful photographs Jeanne ..... that first one is brilliant.
    Wishing you and your family all the joy in the world. XXXX

  4. Such stunning colours..I'm looking forward to reading about your trip to Burma...a beautiful, spiritual post, Jeanne.

  5. Loving the photos and the Buddha quote--looking forward to more.

  6. I can't wait for more wonderful photos from Myanmar.

  7. I truly loved the quote by Buddha. It's so true and yet our thoughts are such wild children at times. Totally unmanageable :)
    These are beautiful photos Jeanne, you really are becoming an amazing photographer! I need to learn more about my Nikon, you're inspiring me.
    Leslie (Gwen Moss)

  8. Can't wait to read and see more about your adventures in Myanmar. Thank you for the beautiful quote from Buddha.

  9. If I get a postcard…first of all I would treasure it…then I would be embarrassed and most of all I would be thankful! But please, if you haven't sent one..please don't! Your blog posts make my day! Even when you think I'm not reading them…I am! i wish I knew what has happened to me lately and why I can't keep up with anyone! I've been homebound…in fact sofa bound these past few days thanks to a "procedure!" LOL! That's what everything is called now! It was truly nothing but I sure wish I hadn't done it on a Monday! Next time…all procedures are scheduled for Thursdays or Fridays…then I can have help for the weekend! It's too quiet around here during the week! Except for Rosie and Zoie barking at every squirrel or sound that they here! Is this what they do while I'm at my shop every day? Bless the house's heart! It's so annoying! I've practically given them a entire bag of chew sticks! And of course, they are curled up on my feet all day long! ( wow…doesn't really sound so bad, does it?)

  10. i really love those kinds of parasols. and i am looking forward to your myanmar post=)

  11. i LOVE the parasols <3 especilly with background sunlihght!
    can't wait for my postcared :)

  12. Oh yes, you get crazy if you want or not. And even after my 3rd visit I find Myanmar is so infecting and intoxicating.
    I liked the spirit which flows through the villages, the calmness, the colors and scents awaits you around every corner and finally their people. Definitely a journey you will never forget.
    I thought of you ,envying I admit, every day and traveled with you in my fantasy. Very curious to hear more about your latest travel experience.

  13. We are dying to visit this beautiful country filled with treasures and can't wait to read more about your adventures. Ever since Myanmar was opened to travel, we've added it to the top of our "bucket list"!
    C + C

  14. Beautiful photos. Looks like a wonderful trip.

  15. I cannot wait to hear and see (through your intrepid lens) all about it. The parasol primer has me anxious for more!

  16. Every day I'd like my life to be like this little one's...with a huge grin and wearing red monkey pants. How could you not smile and feel joy when wearing red monkey pants?

  17. FINALLY, I can comment!Your adventure looks amazing!Look forward to hearing more!

  18. Jeanne,

    A few years ago I traveled with girlfriends to Japan. Not high on my places to visit list, but the trip was a gift. And what a gift it was! I'ts so good to be stretched in directions we don't want to go. I wouldn't have wanted to miss it for the world!(almost) Thanks for taking us with you while stretching!


  19. I fell in love with Burma...We (my husband, myself and my 2 boys) take one or 2 trips to Asia every year. Burma in the country that has most touched out hearts, the land of temples, gentle sad people, beautiful landscape. Their workmanship is exquisite.
    We only spent about 20 days and are ready to go back. I had commissioned a lot of lacquerware for my showroom and the process was so intense. I will be following you from now boys are begging to stop travelling...but they appreciate the opportunities to have seen the gift them

  20. This is a great posting I have read. I like your article. Thank you

  21. Just found your beautiful blog, Jeanne! I'm a hat maker and found you through your hat psychology post that lead me here. Your life and your adventures sound exciting and evolving. best, Melissa

  22. You are amazing! I've really been enjoying the peeks at your trip. Keep 'em coming!

  23. ah yes - we become what we think.

    energy flows to where attention is made.

    beautiful pictures.

    heather from losinarles sent us....and we're glad we came to visit.



  24. Wow, what an amazing photograph. The parasols look just like stained glass discs.
    I have not traveled through asia, but am going to Malaysia in April. I hope it is as colourful. David.


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