Sneak Peek of Ravello

DSC_0267Back to reality….we arrived home late last night from our Italian adventure.

I want to gather my photos and thoughts into useful posts, which will include tips and helpful information for anyone contemplating a trip to the Amalfi Coast. In the meantime, here are a few things that caught my eye in Ravello.DSC_0272DSC_0271DSC_0283DSC_0286DSC_0318I’ll be back with much more!!


It’s Spring!

DSC_0039-1024x685It’s Spring!! At least the calendar says it’s Spring.

The weather….not so much in these parts. And, to me, Spring means the Cherry Blossoms in Washington, D.C. This was a tough year for the cherry blossoms, as half of them were almost fully bloomed when Stella rolled through town. But, all is not lost. The latest from the National Weather Service is that the peak will be later this week, March 23-26th.

My boys are currently on Spring Break, which is when I was able to capture these photos of fully blooming cherry blossoms in D.C. a number of years ago. We haven’t been back since and need to plan a revisit. We never saw the White House and the Washington Monument was under repair, so those are the things we’d really like to do.

But, being there when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom…would be the most magical of all. So, for those of you can’t get there in person…these are for you!DSC_0044-685x1024 DSC_0047-1024x685 DSC_0071-1024x685 DSC_0072-1024x685 DSC_0073-1024x685Happy Spring, everyone! It’s time for things to start blooming!


Tulip Season in Holland

Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 8.44.41 PMMy garden is 4-6 weeks away from blooming tulips. And, I am a little anxious. Actually, nothing is blooming here yet. It’s a little depressing….but Spring will arrive eventually!

In the meantime, I’m dreaming of someday making a trip to Keukenhof in Holland, where 800 varieties of tulips and 7 million bulbs bloom each Spring. The garden is open from March 23-May 21st, but there is little predictability as to when peak bloom will be. The weather varys year to year, but it seems the last 2 weeks of April are the target. Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 8.58.44 PM Screen Shot 2017-03-07 at 8.59.08 PM
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