Not far from the house we rented near Harbor Springs is a very interesting nature preserve. The 30 acre Thorne Swift Nature Preserve is
I was recently in need of a break from my life so I booked a flight, a room and a car and headed north before it was no longer spring! I decided that the best spot for a quick trip away was Longwood Gardens
Florida has many iconic roadside tourist attractions from the early 1900’s and
It always astonishes me how we can live in a place for several years or all of our lives and not know about wonderful places that are literally minutes away! One such place is the Harry P Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida. This 50 acre garden is located a few minutes from
After my recent trips to Maine (see Part 1-12) & Rhode Island, it was time to get back to traveling a bit closer to home, here in Florida! With the 4 day weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday I decided I had time to drive south about an hour to Sarasota and visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.
This is one of my favorite places to photograph flowers and I was pleasantly surprised
On the last day of our week in Maine, after spending the morning in Wonderland (part 10), we had some time, so we decided to stop by an interesting garden we had passed several times in our travels around the area. Asticou Azalea Garden is in Northeast Harbor.
It is a public garden, owned and conserved by the Land & Garden Preserve. We pulled in to the tree lined parking lot, pulled out our cameras and
During our week long visit to Maine, while driving & walking, I could not help noticing the colorful parts of the scenery! Colorful Maine came to my mind while in the woods, along the roads, on the shore & in the towns.
After getting stranded (temporarily) on Bar Island (see Part 2), you would think we would stay away from Bar Harbor, but no, we spent some more time there. There are a lot of restaurants around the harbor and we tried several of them. After we made it across the water that was quickly covering the sand bar between Bar Island and Bar Harbor we headed directly to the Fish House Grill for some lunch. I had a Lobster tail (small) and it was yummy! We came back a couple of days later
A visit to Bar Harbor is required if you are in that part of Maine! We actually drove in several times. We had our most exciting adventure right here in the most civilized part of our week long trip! After spending some time at the wharf and seeing that the town was full of many visitors from a large cruise ship that was sitting in the harbor, we decided to go out across the famous bar of Bar Harbor and explore Bar Island