On one of my recent weekend hikes, I came across this plant similar to a dandelion seed pod. It seemed to “pop” out of the landscape of mainly brown, with a few green, plants. I am not sure if it is a variety of dandelion, but its delicate nature and translucent snow-white puff with dark seeds intrigued me. I got in close to take a detailed photo. I feel so fortunate to have these beautiful trails almost in my back yard.
Weekly Photo Challenge
When I think about moving FORWARD…it may not always have been the easiest direction. Sometimes it feels as if it would just be better to turn back around. In the case of hiking the Halalau Trail on the Na Pali coast of Kauai, once I saw the sight of Hanakapi’ai Falls, this was my motivation to keep moving FORWARD. It was a challenging, full day of hiking but well worth the reward of swimming in the waterfall.
I love this photo of my son Peyton and his girlfriend Natalie taken at the beach in Florida. Her sweet kiss is a reflection of their unconventional personalities and committment to each other.
I love my HOME state of Louisiana. There are many misconceptions about it…but the truth is we have many bayous that course through the landscape. Also, we have beautiful live oak tress that are centuries old. We have a unique culture of music, from Cajun to Zydeco to Jazz. And most of all we love to “laissez les bons temps roulers” (pass a good time). All the elements of my HOME state are apparent at this celebration on Bayou Teche.
To say the B&B, Trois Estate, is UNIQUE, would be an understatement. I am trying not give too many details as to not spoil the experience for anyone, but this is definitely a one of kind property. Enchanted Rock is within viewing distance and the charming town of Fredricksburg is nearby in what is called the Texas Hill Country. My sister and I had the opportunity to stay here on a weekend getaway. Besides the adobe style rooms, there is a restaurant, underground grotto pool, and chapel on the premises. The owners have quite an extensive and albeit spooky and eclectic collection of…well collections. One being the largest cap gun collection in the world. Now I am not necessarily recommending a stay here, you have to keep a very open mind, considering the oddities. So, if you don’t mind staying in a room that only locks from the outside (and you get no key), or coming back to your room after having left for a few hours to find all of your stuff has been packed and moved to another room, or just laughing off all the unexpected, UNIQUE experiences you may have, this place is for you.
Someone I know loves drawing hearts in the sand ! In 2009, we spent our first Christmas together at the beach in Pensacola, FL. In 2012, we spent Christmas there as well.
Last night on vacation in Castiglion Fiorentino – view of the church tower and inside Pizzeria Ristorante Roggi.
I generally don’t make New Years Resolutions but I am constantly reminding myself to “stop and smell the roses” all year long.