April is all about cherry blossoms and tulips. Seriously. For me, this is the month to celebrate the beauty of the spring season by wandering about in cherry blossom groves and tulip beds thinking gentle thoughts. So I will start off this month by inviting you to my Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival page that celebrates the nearly 6000 cherry blossom trees that bloom annually in this lovely park.

Cherry Blossoms - Branch Brook Park

In my quest for creative inspiration, I often visit the web design of international cultures to see how they address visual and functional challenges. As the Web has matured, so has the design disciplines that serve it. One of my newest sources of inspiration is a designmadeinjapan.com, a blog that brings together design ideas and news from various creative disciplines serving the Japanese market. Good stuff!

Design Made in Japan

Few cities along the old Route 66 have preserved so much of the 'Mother Road' spirit as Albuquerque, New Mexico. From the proud tradition of Route 66 hot rods, low riders, and custom bikes to its kitschy Nob Hill eateries, this is arguably the most colorful city on old '66.' The photo below is just a sample of what you will see pretty much any day of the week (and especially on Saturday evenings). I will be adding more of my Albuquerque and Route 66 photos to the photography section of my website.

Route 66, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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