Colorado’s Cherry Creek State Park near Denver

Huge, 4000-acre park in the Denver metro area hosts wildlife and recreational activities for us humans, including boating, fishing, ice-fishing, horseback riding, hiking and even model-plane flying. Open year-round!

Visiting Rocky Mountain National Park near Estes Park, Colorado

Great photos of a summer drive through Rocky Mountain National Park, near Estes Park, Colorado. Includes park information and some of the the park's history.

Denver Botanic Garden and Spring Plant Sale

I visited the Denver Botanic Gardens next to Cheesman Park in Colorado on a lovely spring day. They were having their spring plant sale and I got a hint of all the wonderful western, international and water gardens there.

Silver Springs State Park, Florida

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Last week I announced that this blog would appear weekly once again, after a twice-monthly experiment that didn’t suit. This week I’m announcing that the post day will change from Wednesdays to Thursdays – starting this week! Now to the post:

There’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was a little girl. I could never tell you exactly where, but I’d read about glass bottom boats and the fantastical world they could reveal to us mere mortals. And after I’d experienced seeing through swim goggles and such, I knew the view on a glass bottom boat would be nothing short of magical. read more

Sandhill Crane Nesting Pair and Chicks

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Back in February in my post about the Indian supermarket I found in Tampa, I announced that I was reducing my posts on this blog from weekly to twice monthly. Well….that didn’t quite work out the way I thought. Instead of just giving me more time for both my blogs, which it did, it also caused a cascade of potential blogs posts to pile up. So, I announce today with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I am returning to my weekly posts here. Look for more improvements in the next few months as well. Yay! I hope you are happy about it, too! read more

Hillsborough River State Park in Florida

Located on Florida Highway 301 in Thonotosassa near Tampa, Hillsborough River State Park offers 2990 acres of hiking, kayaking, picnicking, canoeing, camping, swimming and more. Lots of Florida flora and fauna for a very reasonable price.