Tag Archives: Nature

A “Hankerin'” For Texas

Sometimes you don’t have to travel further than your own state to enjoy unique scenery. And Texas’ landscapes are about as diverse as the state is wide. Nope, we’re not all flat, all wet or all dry.

Like the wet and cool?

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Dripping Springs

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What NOT to Miss When You Visit Virginia Beach

I would like to thank Mohamad Al Karbi for the opportunity to participate in his “Around the World” series. I have truly enjoyed reading about different places and cultures all over the globe.

I’d like to share an insider’s view of my city, Virginia Beach, Virginia. I’ve lived close to “The Beach” my entire life. I went to college in this lively city, and now I’m raising my family here.

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The Town at the End of the Universe

I am so honored that Mohamad asked me to be a guest author for his Around the World category.  I’m a little intimidated.  He is one of the greatest bloggers I know and he is very generous with his time and experience to new bloggers like myself.

When most people write about their cities, they have a lot of pictures of famous buildings and lavish architecture.  You won’t find that here.  You’ll see scenery.  It’s all we have and for most of us, it is more than enough.

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Nature Heals

Often times, you can find me staring outside a window at work or at home, daydreaming about wanting to be outside.

Not everybody is like me, and I’m sure a lot of people enjoy the comforts of their own home and the modern conveniences we have. I know I enjoy phone apps, computers, television (when I can find time to watch it), indoor plumbing, and all kinds of things that we have. But… there’s still something inside my very skin that craves to be outside like nothing else. This feeling awakens from its winter hibernation around springtime – now! (I actually still have desires to be outside during the winter time, me acting on that desire is less likely than in warmer months.)

What I’ve found out is, nature is so great for de-stressing. As you know it, we carry a lot of stress inside us, and not enough people take the time to do something about it. There are many things that could relieve stress, sure, but nature is one of the key things that could beat it.

When you are in tune with nature, you are connecting to your core being – how the Creature intended you to be.

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This is a beautiful nature pic from the Cotswold in England when I had the pleasure of visiting in 2011. I absolutely love these rolling, open hills and scattered trees.

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Beautiful Australia, Beautiful Tasmania – Launceston

Launceston. It’s not the biggest city of beautiful Tasmania, but it is literally, the heart of the state. Located in the centre of the uniquely shaped Australian state, visitors to the Apple Isle would do well to stop in for a few days and visit Launceston.

Launceston – LON-cess-ton

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