“You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give”. – Kahil Gibran Photo: Snapped at Torrey Pines Reserve, San Diego, California. December 2017.
As a travel blogger, I realize that I rarely share much at all about my hometown of Minneapolis. Despite being known for the cold, long, brutal winters, Prince, and the recent host of the Super Bowl, Minnesota actually boasts over 15,000 lakes in the state. It is also home to one of the largest federally protected wilderness areas in the United States, the 1.1 million acre Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness Area (BWCWA). The BWCWA is one of the most pristine wilderness […]
“Silence is a true friend who never betrays”. – Confucius I am not one to have much silence in my life. As a busy mom and an extrovert, I love the noise. However, when I run out of steam (which I often do after a busy day of running around non-stop), my body literally craves silence. Sadly, it is hard to find any silence in such a busy life. So what do I do to recharge my batteries and find […]
“The art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on”. – Henry Havelock Ellis We had a few hours to spare before heading to the airport in LA and decided to go on a family hike. Only ten minutes from our hotel lies the Malibu Creek State Park, 8,000 acres of rugged, almost virgin land in the heart of the Santa Monica Mountains. I could hardly believe our fortunate at finding such a beautiful, peaceful […]
I caught a glimpse of the fading light The last bit of color from a fall’s delight The pale blue horizon and lackluster sky As the last lonely leaves fall before my eyes. What will I miss most of autumn’s retreat? Will it be the sound of crackling leaves beneath my feet? Or the whimsical tapestry of yellow, orange and red That will be left behind when the leaves are all dead. Will it be the sound […]
There is beauty in the air As the fading sun smiles upon my face For it is a fall day And the world is a magical place The leaves flutter and fall Gently down from the sky While the birds sing their last songs Before saying goodbye Is it the deep hues of orange and red That soften my heart Or the brilliant blue sky That surrenders me to start Dreaming of all that the future holds As each special […]