Back at it…

It was my first day back at work after a month of vacation. It wasn’t so bad, there were some good things and some not so good things that happened while I was gone, but nothing out of the ordinary. Manageable.

I meant to do more live blogging from the trip but it was very hard. We were running all day and at night I was so tired it was hard to put two thoughts together. A coherent blog post? Not in the cards, not in the stars, not in my brain.

I got a suntan, spent time with great friends, ate some delicious food, and took a couple thousand pictures. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing these with you as I look back on my trip. I hope you’ll stop back and see the photos.

For now, I am going to leave you with one of my favorite pictures from the whole trip. It isn’t of a famous landmark, work of art, or anything much. I just thought it was lovely when I saw it for the first time. I hope you do too.

Field of wheat - Vendee, France

Field of wheat – Vendee, France


P.S. My Dad came through his surgery beautifully and is recovering by leaps and bounds.

April A to Z Challenge

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I am taking the A to Z Blog Challenge in April. Every day I will take a letter of the alphabet and find a corresponding subject on which to write.

I have chosen a theme: A Place in the World. Each day I will describe a place or an object I have visited in my travels. So every day for the month of April, except for Sundays, tune in to see where I head next. I hope you enjoy hopping around the world with me. Next to writing, travel is the thing I love to do best. The best memories I have from my life have been seeing new places in far off lands where I don’t speak the language and the history is so tremendously vast.

So come back April 1, 2016 for A. Will it be Athens?  Assisi? Aix-en-Provence? Avignon? Or somewhere else? Stay tuned to find out.

Challenge on Photography Day 1

I was nominated by my dear friend Danielle to post seven Geology/Nature photos in seven days. I do love taking pictures and gladly accept the challenge.monarch on leaf

This butterfly was captured at the Naples Botanical Gardens back in 2008. This is a really lovely place to visit… they have all types of gardens to wander through. At Christmas they put up lots of lights and have evening visitation hours which is a beautiful and fun experience.