The husband and I recently trekked across the state for a brief respite from all things home – mostly responsibility of any kind – to visit the gulf. I am one of those people who lives in the magical land of Florida. Less than an hour to the ocean, a little more than two to … More Sunset Celebration
I needed just three states to complete my eastern seaboard map: New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine. Only Vermont remains. Last week I accompanied a friend to New Hampshire to visit some of her family. I volunteered to go, as is my way. Sometimes I get a yes, sometimes a thanks but no thanks. My feelings … More The Periwinkle Door
Wandering Wednesday: Cedar Key, Florida. I wish I could tell you how long it took to get to certain places. From my house on the east side of Orlando it took us about 7 hours to get to Cedar Key. I believe it is probably less than a 3 hour drive. Such is the life … More Subtraction = Abundance
One of the many gifts of wandering is discovering new things. Food is no exception. I am no survivalist. I am not even a rugged outdoorsperson. But my wandering mojo allows me to find new and interesting things on well worn paths in the Florida woods or crooked and broken up sidewalks in India and … More Four Women, A Rooftop and an Indian Man
Day 2 – Still Finally pointed toward Alabama we sit back and take in our surroundings. “Ooooo. Florida Caverns State Park. Where is that? It looks close. What is it?!” Me. “I don’t know, but you won’t be finding out today.” Him. “Florida Caverns State Park. Florida Caverns State Park.” Me, imprinting it in … More Crossing Borders
It started early. Like 10 minutes away from our front door early. “Which way are you going?” Him. “The way I always go.” Me. “Are you sure?” “Yes. This is how we just went to Micanopy. This is how I always go to the ashram. Same way.” “No, I think we went 426.” “No, we … More Off the Beaten Path Small Town Back Road Trip
Pushkar, India. After an hour long sunset camel ride into the desert for a traditional Rajasthani meal, our camels got to rest and we found our spots. Just before I sat down, I turned around to find this majestic creature against the backdrop of a stunning sunset.
My relationship with Florida has evolved much like a good marriage. It began courting me when I was younger, using my grandparents as bait. I would fly from Washington DC to St. Petersburg by myself when I was about 8. The lovely stewardesses (that’s what they were called back then) would take good care of … More I Heart Florida
Amrit Yoga Institute, Salt Springs, FL: I have always been drawn to the sky. As a mostly positive person I am always looking up both literally and figuratively. I love to fly, I’m an air sign, wind is my most favorite thing and I would be perfectly happy on the 78th floor of a … More Light
Cambria: It wasn’t until I was looking through the pictures I had taken that I realized these two seagulls – who I choose to believe are the same in both pictures, and a very happy couple – were facing the sun as it rose and as it set.