Beng Mealea Temple

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Siem Reap, Cambodia

Unlike many of the other Angkor temples, Beng Mealea (said to be the “blue-print” for Angkor Wat) has not been fortified or rehabilitated. This means getting in and around this, nearly one thousand year old temple, is a hands on activity. Piles of stone rubble litter the courtyard and lie haphazardly throughout the site. Vegetation runs amok! Gorgeous mosses cover large swaths of stone, and tiny saplings popping up from minuscule cracks, have turned into full-grown trees winding their way around and through the ancient ruins.

Hello from Dubai!

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The Dubai Miracle Garden, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is certainly aptly named considering that — like pretty much everything in this Middle Eastern destination — it was built on desert land.  It is the home to the biggest natural flower garden in the world, showcasing  a variety of immense sculptures and designs.  Wonder and amazement at every turn!

Hummigbird’s Paradise

Hummingbird's Paradise

Tucked into a corner of Ecuador’s Cloud Forest, Reserva Alambi,  provides a sanctuary where hummingbirds seemed unintimidated by bird watchers and photographers alike.  Just a couple of hours from Quito, this mesmerizing paradise is dedicated to preserving the eco-system that supports nature’s tiny inhabitants.

Golden Hour – I’ve Got Your Back

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Golden Hour is really just a few minutes.  Everything is bathed in beautiful, warm light and I always wish it would last just a little bit longer.

Imperial Palace Gardens – Kyoto, Japan

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I wanted to linger for hours . . .

Neighborhood Surprise

Neighborhood Walk

You never know what you’ll encounter during a walk in the neighborhood!

Friday Night

Friday Night

What better spot to sit and reflect (or not) at the end of the week?  Add a glass of wine, a beautiful sunset, and of course, just the sounds of the wading birds.