Giant Palm Leaf

Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii

We were waiting for our table at Duke’s in Lihue, when my husband pointed out this giant palm leaf to me.  It’s shades of green were beautiful as the sun shone from behind!

Camera used:  iPhone

First Day of Swimming

Salt Lake City, Utah

The grandkids were so excited to go swimming and so were the big kids!  This was the perfect place for me to put my feet up, RELAX and ENJOY LIFE!

Camera used:  iPhone


Waterfall; Road to Hana

Maui, Hawaii

Maui has been one of my least favorite Hawaiian Islands, until we took the road to Hana.  It was gorgeous, with waterfalls around each bend.  I look forward to returning soon!

Camera used:  Canon 50D



Hanalei, Kauai, Hawaii

Each time we drive to Haena we drive thru the beautiful town of Hanalei. There is a lovely beach there and breath taking mountains with gorgeous waterfalls, particularly after rain. This day there were many waterfalls, because of all the rain we have had. Someone said, ‘it looks like the waterfall is coming out of the sky’. There are three waterfalls in this photo, can you see them?

Photo taken with my Canon 50D camera.


Lihue, Hawaii

There are such beautiful flowers and plants all over Hawaii.  I loved these berries that hang down from a very interesting tree.  I don’t know what they are, if you do, please let me know!  THANKS!

Photo taken with my Canon G16 camera.



Riviera Maya, Mexico

As we walked around Xcaret, there was something gorgeous on every turn, even when we were in a boat!

Photo taken with my Canon 50D camera.

Waving in the Wind


Baltimore, Maryland

As we were leaving Fort McHenry we passed these beautiful plants that were waving in the wind, I am not sure what they are, if you know, please let me know!!  GRAZIE!



Laie, Oahu, Hawaii

I ❤️ the PCC! It has beautifully manicured grounds, very entertaining shows, delicious food and the evening show is inspiring!

Photo taken with a Canon 5s

Venus Flytrap


Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

On our walk around Luxembourg, we went  to the Natural History Museum, there we sat and relaxed for a little bit.  While there I noticed some Venus Flytraps and was looking at them when Marlies came over and explained how they work.  It is quite amazing!!  When an insect or spider crawls onto a leaf and touches one of the tiny hairs, the trap closes and they are then inside and the plant consumes them.  I found on Wikipedia; that only after a second hair is contacted within twenty seconds of the first hair being touched, is the trap triggered, this saves energy on objects that have no nutritional value.  Nature is wonderful!!

June 2016

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s