“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams”. – Ashley Smith A little over a year ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to spend a week exploring Costa Rica’s remote Osa Peninsula. Known for its immense biodiversity and raw natural beauty, I was in paradise. The week was spent visiting remote […]
“The mountains are calling and I must go” – John Muir When I saw this week’s photo challenge, it was pretty easy for me to think of my favorite place. It is by far the mountains! I love hiking and especially love hiking and being in the mountains. They are always calling me and thankfully I will be in them soon enough as we prepare to go on a family ski trip to Colorado. In the meantime, here are some […]
“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 […]
Its been awhile since I’ve written in here. It is not that I don’t have anything to say it is that time has escaped me. Today, I’m back to give you a treat. The clouds above the Condoriri Valley of the High Andes in Bolivia. A place that I will never forget.
“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy”. – Dale Carnegie I reflected on this quote numerous times before in my mind. It is amazing how much fear can control us and fear of failure can lead us to give up without even trying. Perhaps for me, reaching the top of Kilimanjaro wasn’t exactly something I feared because deep down inside I knew I could do it. Yet honestly there […]
“Life your face to the sunshine and you cannot see any shadows” – Helen Keller These photos remind me of the beauty and light of the amazing world we live in. Taken in the Condoriri Valley last year in Bolivia, the photos fill me with joy and peace. I hope to get back to the mountains sometime soon. There are many mountains awaiting me to climb.
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 […]