A Little Heat!

  Danger! Weekly Photo Challenge

I am not a risk taker.  I prefer to keep my feet firmly planted on Mother Earth.  When I contemplate the Weekly Photo Challenge topic DANGER, two thoughts come to mind…

  • Pumpkin, our deadly barn cat
  • A live volcano, pouring hot lava into the ocean, on the Big Island of Hawaii

Although it is an extremely difficult decision, I think I will start with the lessor of the two evils: The Volcano! (Watch for an upcoming post about the killer cat!) Continue reading “A Little Heat!”

Wanderlust: Isle Royale 

An Isle Royale National Park Adventure

Wanderlust: Weekly Photo Challenge

Do you want to be far away from the hustle and bustle of civilization?

Would you enjoy exploring a rugged and isolated island in the middle of Lake Superior? 

If so, Isle Royale National Park is your perfect choice!  Located approximately 50 miles off of Copper Harbor, Michigan, this stunning park covers 894 square miles, is over 45 miles long and 9 miles wide.  If you are fortunate, you might catch a glimpse of a moose or hear the howl of one of the few remaining wolves on the island.  Isle Royale is the only known place where wolves and moose coexist, without the presence of bears.  Much discussion is taking place, currently, to add 20-30 wolves to the island, in order to prevent the pack from disappearing altogether.  If you enjoy backpacking, hiking, and kayaking, then I highly recommend considering this hidden gem for your next travel destination… Continue reading “Wanderlust: Isle Royale “

Dear Mother Earth…

Photo Challenge: Earth

Happy Photo Challenge Day!  Today’s photo challenge theme is “Earth”.  I am so excited to share these photographs with you!  They are some of my all time favorites .

Now get outside! Let the Earth tickle your bare feet, while the wind plays in your hair…

Continue reading “Dear Mother Earth…”

Nature: Expect the Unexpected…

Photo Challenge – Surprise

Nature is always changing. Each day, as we walk through our gardens, we see new surprises.  Currently, gifts of tiny sprouts grow abundantly.  Fruit tree blossoms swell under the sun’s rays.  A beautiful green hue blankets the land, welcoming the new season.  Look closely, for the changes of nature are happening everywhere.  Expect the unexpected and enjoy the beautiful surprises of Mother Nature…  Continue reading “Nature: Expect the Unexpected…”

Dense: A View From the Big Island

The Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

A View From the Big Island

When I read the word “Dense” for this week’s photo challenge, I knew the exact series of images I wanted to incorporate.   There is nothing like a magical hike, through the forests of The Big Island of Hawaii, to truly experience the word “Dense”.  Enjoy the Journey…

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Ferns & Palms
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A Tree of Lace
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Horizontal Growth
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Dense Blooms
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Reaching Roots
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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!
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A Multitude of Foliage

Love Yourself…Embrace Yourself…Just Be You…

Roda