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Born a mid western girl but an ocean girl at heart! My soul belongs to the sea....I am obsessed with the color TURQUOISE and all things beachy. I love nature, the outdoors, dogs,cooking,wine,art backpacking, cycling and reading. I also have a passion for photography and I absolutely love photographing the beach that is where my soul is happiest.! I hope you enjoy following me and my adventures so welcome to my blog, I hope you are inspired. HAPPY BLOGGING !

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Be free by the Sea...

So I am sitting outside on my deck enjoying a beautiful glass of wine while dreaming of the ocean. My hubby and I visited Sonoma Coast last may and I am sitting here reflecting on what a amazing place the sonoma coast line is. We have decided to go back again next year, it is just so amazingly breath taking. I can't believe it has been a year since we visited. I know there are millions of little nooks cranies and tidal pools waiting to be explored. This was one of the most amazing vacations I have ever experienced, going there just made me realize how many beautiful places there are to see and explore. Life is definetly too short to just sit around and day dream about things you want to do and see, you have to make it happen. No dream is too big you have to follow your heart and see where it takes you, you may be pleasantly surprised to find out all the wonderful places there are just waiting for you. All you have to do is just open your heart and mind to all the endless adventures waiting to be EXPLORED ! So stop procrastinating get out your travel books and pick a place that get's you excited and make it happen. Happy travels & happy dreaming. Look out ocean here I come !

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Bendix Woods in full Bloom

I can't think of a better way to start your day then to take a morning walk in the woods. Woke up saturday morning loaded the dog up and headed out to the woods. I was reminded why I love to spend time in the woods the wildflowers and the birds were both in full swing. We have definetly reached a turning point there is no denying it, boy did I miss the woods . We saw so many birds, but not long after we started our hike we stopped dead in our tracks it was the call of the Pileated woodpecker I could hardly contain myself. I have this problem when I see a special bird I get so excited that I nearly scare it off ! then my hubby gently reminds me to put my feet back on the ground and focus. By that time I am fumbling for the binoculars and the camera that I usually get all tangled up in it all, and by that time the bird has flown off!

So it get's even better ... we saw a Scarlet tanager now that is a special treat. I have only seen this bird one other time at Shades State park, we stood there ever so quietly and admired it's glorious color, wow is that a bright red bird, makes a cardinal look dull. Now there were lots of other birds, actually too many species to even count they were all busy buzzing all over the woods scouting out food sources and prime real estate for their nests. I am truly reminded of how much I love nature, so take some time and get out to the woods and just breathe it all in, it is truly amazing how it re-energizes you & makes your soul happy. Happy birding!