Flower Gardens

The Rose Garden

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The Rose Garden, Leu Gardens, Orlando Florida

 

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One Word Photo Challenge: Chartreuse

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Monochome Monday: CMYK

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Travel Theme: Blossom

Yellow blossoming blooms

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Warsaw Biblical Gardens, Indiana

 

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One Word Photo Challenge: Peach

A Peachy Colored Flower

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Center Lake Park, Warsaw Indiana

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Daily Prompt: The Happy Wanderer

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What’s your travel style? Are you itinerary and schedule driven, needing to have every step mapped out in advance or are you content to arrive without a plan and let happenstance be your guide?

Leu Gardens, OrlandoI love travel, all types of travel, but I’m particularly fond of my days happily wandering the US; boondocking and exploring…the life of adventure. But I also love planning for a trip. I spent weeks planning my first extended trip west and months planning for my “jubilee journey“. I love planning, I’m a planner and while I do use GPS to find an exact street address I prefer maps for seeing the bigger picture. I love the feel of paper in hand and seeing where a highway begins and ends. I map out trips to new places, this is just part of the journey; planning what beautiful places to visit, when and how long to spend at each.

Great Dunes National Park, CO

But all this planning is just a guide and I rarely, ok never, make it to all the places I planned on. With map in hand and itinerary packed away only to be found when I return home I set out with eyes wide open and observant of any enticing distractions. I love the freedom of traveling the open road and a rigid itinerary takes away from that freedom. With caution to the wind and wind up my tailpipe I head to my first destination but I ALWAYS get sidetracked. Allowing myself the freedom to follow the signs along the road guiding me to some unknown adventure awaiting me in some unexpected place is the sheer joy of travel. In the end locations change, a one night stay turns into five, places are left out to only be regretted later, new jewels in the landscape are found and I always arrive home wondering how soon I can leave again.

Grand Teton National Park, WY

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Travel Theme: Gardens

Maish  Botanical Gardens, Warsaw, Indiana

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Two Colors or Hues only

Orange & Yellow

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A Word A Week Photograph Challenge: Frame

This is the hardest of all challenges yet! Why? Because it’s one of my favorite topics. How do I choose? I hope Sue Llewellyn doesn’t do waterfalls next week. I’d need to do several posts. Well, for that matter I may do another post for this topic later this week.

Framed Courtyard. Busch Gardens Tampa

Framed Courtyard. Busch Gardens Tampa

Framed boy. Warsaw Biblical Gardens, Indiana Look closely, there a little boy in the back of the frame.

Framed boy. Warsaw Biblical Gardens, Indiana
Look closely, there a little boy in the back of the frame.

 

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Travel Theme: Through

Through the Cave

Carter Caves State Resort Park, Kentucky

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Through the Garden Arbor

Warsaw Biblical Gardens, Indiana

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