Contrasting landscapes from the desert of Palm Springs, California above to the snowy mountains of Laramie, Wyoming below.
Last, overlooking the Pacific Ocean from the island of Maui. If you could have your choice of one of these three places to visit, where would you go? Let’s say it is an adventure at no cost to you, which spot would you pick?
Since my hubby had to attend his annual training at Flight Safety this month, as a good wife I felt compelled to tag along. He got to sit in class for two days and in a simulator for three days while I forced myself to enjoy an early spring along the Texas trails in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Who do you think got the better end of that deal?
On this trip to Texas, the butterfly at the top, paused long enough for me to click at the Butterfly House in the Texas Discovery Gardens. The two florals next to it were captured at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden along with the tulips below. I also discovered the Lake Grapevine Horseshoe Trails (pictured above) and I cannot wait to go back. These trails intertwine and are not always well marked but with a hiking app, I was able to find my way around and it was well worth exploring.
The Texas weather in March is absolutely perfect. During my week long stay, lows were in the 50’s and highs in the 70’s Fahrenheit and without any irritating mosquitoes yet. The Texan in me was a very happy camper.
Meet my granddaughter, a photographer in the making. She came to visit this week and my hubby and I had a camera as a surprise for her. She decided (and I agree) that hers is much cooler than mine since it is her favorite shade of green while mine is just boring black! So glad we had extra packs of film ready to take to Chicago with us because she took so, so, so many pictures. Happy me!
A letter written to my hundred year old self to be read in 35 years and 21 days. By then, it’ll all be new again because I will probably have forgotten what I’ve written!.
Hello to my 100 year old self. Hard to believe that I’ve made it through an entire century of learning from some of life’s darkest days alongside some of the greatest joys. My prayer is that I have remembered that a “good life” is not about me and what I have accomplished. It is all about keeping my eyes on Jesus Christ. Did I follow Christ or the wants of the world? On the hardest days, did I lift my eyes and hands up in the air and say, “It’s all going to be fine. God’s got this one for me!” On the best days, did I remember to say, “Thank you, Jesus!“
When peace like a river attendeth my way When sorrows like sea billows roll Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say It is well, it is well with my soul
I have posted the original color image of this snail making a slow climb upwards once before but I couldn’t resist playing with a black & white version of it for today’s Ragtag Daily Prompt: Snail. Which one do you prefer, color or black & white? What do you think?
While hiking along trails, I often come across some trees with interesting curly vines. Some seem very methodical in their growth or swirls as the one above. Then, there’s the one below that is irregular with aimless weaving within itself.
The second one is much like what my hiking app shows as the pattern of my hikes. My tendacy is to be sporadic and without a sense of purpose or direction of where I am going but somehow, I usually find my way back to where I started.