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Ready, Set, Jet!
Sakura is the national flower of Japan, the cherry blossom – translated into Sakura, represents a time of renewal and optimism. The proud pink blossoms mark the end of winter and signify the beginning of spring. Due to their quick blooming season, cherry blossoms also symbolize the transience of life, which is a major theme in Buddhism.
I believe mine are ornamental plum but they are still a very pretty way to welcome Spring!
We had snow last week and you can see the blooms are not as intense or colorful as normal, but still, nature finds a way.
Enjoy your weekend!
Do you miss traveling? I do!
When you get stuck at home, you start appreciating everything that you can’t have. I am dreaming of being able to get out and explore the outdoors again; it’s spring after all!
These are difficult times for a lot of people, but try to make the best out of the situation you are in. Enjoy the peace and the quiet; breathe, slow down, and reflect. Read those books you added to your stack, and take it slow. We don't have to be productive every moment.
Have a snack and read... and know that soon we will be back out having adventures...
I'm packing to leave for a long weekend ~ But just wanted to wish you a Happy Easter or Happy Weekend if you don't celebrate this holiday. We were headed out to go hiking and camp on the mountain, but its still raining so we will camp in hotel, lol. But it will still be a fun weekend.
I have a ton of road trip picture to upload -- hopefully by Friday or else I will just forget them and begin fresh. So stay tune for random travel love.
Catch you later~
New Dresses, lol!
Hi Travel Fam!
April weather is perfect for shopping, lol Part of the fun of traveling is shopping for the trip. I found these new sundress the other day..next on the list is new sandals.
The flowers and trees are in full bloom now and spring is finally here!
See you at the airport!
Hi Travel Fam!
I'm sad to report all my company has left me. It's been a GREAT two weeks of fun, laughter and food! We had an amazing time!
This weekend I'm deep cleaning the casa and catching up on rest, but I promise to post new recipes, travel pictures and some of our random adventures soon.
See you at the airport~
Today I wanted to talk about two things I love...art and flowers.
In Chinese Art chrysanthemums are part of what is known as "The Four Gentlemen" or "The Four Noble Ones". They are one of four plants used to mark the seasons. The other three are: Plum blossom, the orchid and the bamboo. You will find these plants in traditional ink and wash painting from the beautiful 'bird and flower' paining category of Chinese Art in most museums or collections.
These colorful plants represent the four different seasons (the plum blossom for winter, the orchid for spring, the bamboo for summer, and the chrysanthemum for autumn). The four are used to mark the seasons through the year in art and decorating.
Now you know the story of the "Four Gentlemen" and why we are drawn to these colorful flowers.
Do you have any art or arraignments featuring these refined plants?
How's your weekend going?
The weather is changing fast, winter is almost here. The winds have kicked up and the temps are dropping just in time for the yearly Balloon Fest. This year it will run from October 6-14, 2018. *Hit the link to read more about it.
Turns out Balloon Fest here is a lot like Mardi Gras in NOLA, all the locals leave and let the tourist run wild! One of my native friends told me it's not safe to drive, as all the tourist are looking up watching the balloons and not paying attention to the traffic. She has gone to Vegas for the weekend to escape. #VegasIsAlwaysAGoodIdea
I did manage to get out of bed today and go for a walk. Spotted this lovely morning glory, blooming like no ones business while I was out. The color was so intense and vibrant my silly iPhone did not catch it, but you get the idea. I always marvel at what thrives in the desert.
Although I'm more excited about buying new clothes since I dropped more weight!
Either way it is time to do some closet cleaning and make room for new leggings and fuzzy sweaters. I was looking around yesterday, in two years we have filled this house! It doesn't feel empty anymore. Funny how that happens, isn't it? You grab a few things and then a few more and before you know it, a 5 bedroom house is full!
If you have been following me awhile you know I dislike clutter and too much stuff. I'm not a minimalist, but I also don't like the general disarray that too much stuff can cause. So I may spend this month editing both my summer and winter wardrobe and boxing up stuff to donate.
Meanwhile I went outside to pick the last of the tomatoes and this happened....
Hope you have an amazing week~
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