Sunday, December 10, 2017

Visiting the Biltmore in Asheville

 I know it is December, but I am still sharing the photos from our Trip to Asheville in October.  This amazing place was just breathtaking!  We had a day to tour the Biltmore in Asheville and it was amazing!  We decided we needed to do a Rooftop Tour and it was so much fun to see the grounds from the Roof!  The guide did a wonderful job at giving us a tour. 


It is really really REGAL
We got to tour several Roof tops of different levels!  
We took the Grand Staircase to start the tour
Prettiest Details

You can see for miles and the details on those windows made me swoon
This was on the highest roof we visited


Pretty in Black and White too
Just the details on the front door were totally cool! 
We also loved this greenhouse 

Where we found incredible orchids

The busy Buzzy BEES

The weather was warm so we got to see lots of gorgeous flowers that we don't have in NM.  Hydrageas!!!!  Wonderful

Join me again soon as I will share our time at the "Cove"
Thanks for stopping by! 



Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Visiting Asheville

In October, we had the privilege of going to Asheville North Carolina for a medical meeting, and today I am going to share some of the trip photos!  This story will have to be in a few installments, because I have too many good pics to share!  It's such a fun city and a beautiful state!! 

Always happy that he is my travel partner!  

We loved the River Arts District with all it's galleries and artwork!  The Architecture is so cool! 

Hydrangeas are everywhere and we really loved seeing them because we can't grow them in the SW. 

Fun places to see artists at work

And of course, all the old buildings with their character make me so happy! 


We found a big artwork area dedicated to just graffiti and the whole place was full of artwork by anyone who wants to come and spray paint!  Very cool place to hang out 

And they make a cool background



Look at all those buildings full of graffiti


We enjoyed all the different styles and ideas.  It was a creative way to decorate the buildings and let people express themselves.  

I have lots more to share from the trip, so please come back in a few days to see what is up next!! 

Monday, November 20, 2017

Amazing Creations

The same weekend we saw such amazing rock formations in Sedona-- we also saw amazing creations at the Butterfly Wonderland outside of Phoenix!  This place was full of gorgeous butterflies, so we took some time to stop and play around with our cameras!  

They come in all colors! 

And they land wherever they Want to!  

I loved catching this landing!!!! 

They have beautiful plants

His close- up 

This lady was sweet enough to let me take the pic when this one landed on her hair  
The Dinner table 

So many different beauties

We had such a great time seeing all these masterpieces!  Thanks for joining my Trip thru Butterfly Wonderland!  If you ever get a chance to visit, it will be well worth the trip!!!  

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Nature's Beauty

 
Now that I have told my Summer travel story (see the previous posts), I am moving on to more travel we did in September.  We took a trip to Sedona Arizona in September, and were in complete Awe of the amazing rock formations and the desert beauty!  It was an amazing sight!
Beauty we needed to Capture! 




So many different shapes and colors! 

We really loved seeing this for the first time and I am sure we will go visit again soon!  While we were there, we talked about how amazing God's artwork is in this world.  He put these incredible sights in a place in Arizona that can't be seen anywhere else.  There are lots of natural wonders in the world, and I am so in awe when I think of the creative God we have. 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

One More Story

We've been on this Summer adventure now for quite a few posts and Today marks the end of the journey!  I have lots more to share from our everyday life- but I could not end the posts about our Oregon/California trip because It was so much fun and I had soooooo many pics to share!  Here's the end of our trip to McCloud California. 

Delicious restaurants in the Mercantile! 



Some After Hours pics

Isn't this charming??? It has wonderful food, too!  

nice they had such cool Props on the porch for me to practice shooting with

And some gorgeous buildings too!!!  


This old train car used to be part of a restaurant, to!  
 Before we headed home to Albuquerque, we flew to Iowa where we met up with Jensen and we all visited the Grandparents!  We enjoy finding some pretty places in Iowa for a photoshoot too!


Those Queen Anne's Lace fields Never Disappoint! 

Aren't these guys cute???? Aunt Rhonda and Uncle Terry have Tucker and Wiggles out on their farm.  We loved seeing them! 

Tucker was happy to see Jensen

Such pretty fields of flowers ! 


Jensen and I LOVE the old barns in Iowa


Harley was showing us around the farm too! 


He jumped in the stock tank or a swim!  

We enjoyed our time in Iowa and THEN......... time to end the summer vacation and head back home!!  See you next time!