Travel theme: Blossom

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Be grateful for the people who make you happy . . .
they are the loving gardeners who make your life blossom.
~ Marcel Proust ~

Bougainvillea, such a delicious name,

Magnificent in morning, brilliant in mid-day,

Effervescent and stunning in evening’s golden hour.

Your thorns attack me but your blossoms make me happy.

Casting shadows under the silvery moonlight,

Your loveliness makes me linger in my garden

As I take in your color and repeat your name.

Bougainvillea. Bougainvillea. Bougainvillea.

 
 
 
 

Travel theme: Transportation

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One of the blogs I follow is Where’s My Backpack?  This week’s topic is transportation which brings me to posting the above photo.
It was the end of the day’s kayak adventure where we paddled to Clam Island, near Craig, Alaska and had a picnic on the beach.  While kayaking may not be the main mode of transportation of most people, it enables one to relax and enjoy Nature, a place to be alone with your thoughts in the vast ocean of the beauty that surrounds you.
It reminds me of a quote by Thornton Wilder:  “We can only be said to be truly alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.”