Twistedly Beautiful

The first time I saw these trees was in 2013 on a trip to Santa Monica; specifically Palisades Park.  They have a few names.  I like the name Showy Honey Myrtle the best.  I like it much more than its other names; Pink Melaleuca or Australian Tea Tree.  They are showy that is for sure.  … Continue reading Twistedly Beautiful

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Paradise At the Ocean

I have written about my love of the sea. I've written about how important it is to my soul and my over all well being.  My banner shows pictures of the sea. So it should be no surprise that a recent vacation was spent in a house 20 feet from the ocean's edge.  Or zero … Continue reading Paradise At the Ocean

The Kindness of Strangers While in Rome

On two occasions while in Rome, I was on the receiving end of kindness, understanding and compassion from 3 total strangers. 1 who spoke no English and 2 who spoke limited English.  I was a guest in their country after all and there was no reason for them to speak my language.  And yet, each of … Continue reading The Kindness of Strangers While in Rome

Venice, The Temptress

8 Days. In just 8 days I will be on my way to Roma, Italy. I am having a difficult time believing it is actually happening. I mean, after all these years, is it really and truly almost time to leave? Although the dream was of course, to visit Venice, that will be in 16 days. Ah... yes, Venice you know you are a Temptress!

Chapels of Old Montreal

Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours - One of the oldest churches in Montreal, it was built in 1771 over the ruins of an earlier chapel. St. Marguerite-Bourgeoys was the first teacher in the colony of Ville-Marie and the founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame.  In the 19th century the chapel became a pilgrimage site for sailors arriving … Continue reading Chapels of Old Montreal

“Italy Is Too Expensive” I Beg To Differ

Before I made my first trip to Italy in 2015, I was one of those people that thought it would be too expensive to ever travel there.  It was the #1 spot on my Bucket List, and somewhere that I had dreamed about for a very long time.  If you've followed any of my blog, … Continue reading “Italy Is Too Expensive” I Beg To Differ