2 weeks ago

…and then the storm cleared — near Mountain Lake’s 18th green - Florida

"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots." —Marcus Garvey

Relishing special time with family. Spellbound by every detail of incredible stories from the Greatest Generation. Sharing one-on-one time in bright outfits. Weathering crazy rain and watching close upsets.

History can teach us so much and help guide our future. Heart is very full with admiration, gratitude, and love.

3 weeks ago

Beauty thrives (all around) — south of Orlando, Florida

"The family is one of nature’s masterpieces." —George Santayana

Long, draining hours of travel are oh-so-very worth it for good quality family time. Past 48 hours included driving through a snow storm, three flights, delicious Cuban food, two breakfasts (in the same day), March Madness viewing, and hours of catching up. Celebrating being in the moment and appreciating this special time.

4 months ago

Thanksgiving: a spectacular chance stop, breathe, and celebrate life, love, family, friends…the beauty all around us!

Here’s to giving thanks every day and being *extra* grateful today for peas-in-pods, joy, coffee, strength, blue skies, family (of every relation!), and full hearts.

4 months ago

Leaning tower of…*treesa*!

One of my favorite palm trees, seen on the walk back to the house. So grateful for beautiful walks around Mountain Lake and love.

I say this often, but I cannot reiterate it enough - especially on Thanksgiving Eve. So thankful for *all* the varieties of love - from family to friendships to soulmates and self. It is the happy foundation for great adventures!

4 months ago

Twin trees seen near Mountain Lake’s 18th Hole

As Michael J. Fox said, “Family is not an important thing, it’s everything.” So thankful for quality time with new family here and long walks around this beautiful part of Florida. Eagerly awaiting more arrivals and the rest of the holiday season!

4 months ago

From snowy Tahoe pines to sunny Florida palms

A beautiful twenty-four hours *made* by quality time with family! Looking forward to a wonderful holiday week — feeling deeply grateful

11 months ago

Blossoms at Mountain Lake

11 months ago

Great place to enjoy lunch in warm weather - Mountain Lake Halfway House

11 months ago

Hello Orlando - let the (too short) family time to celebrate Mother’s Day begin!

1 year ago

Daisies - such happy flowers! (Taken with Instagram)

1 year ago

Baby lizard - Mountain Lake, FL (Taken with Instagram)

1 year ago

Rainbow through rainy sky - outside Orlando (Taken with Instagram)

Mickey Mouse power - en route to Lake Wales from MCO (Taken with Instagram)

2 years ago

One of the last to leave - Disney late night (Taken with instagram)

2 years ago

Up up and away - Magic Kingdom (Taken with instagram)

Keep Calm and Drink Tea theme by Polaraul