Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

San Francisco 3-13 351San Francisco 3-13 173.NEF San Francisco 3-13 174.NEF San Francisco 3-13 275San Francisco 3-13 336On a recent trip to San Francisco, I took several images looking up at the buildings in the  downtown district. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with these images so thank you Photo Challenge for giving me an outlet for these photos! 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Illumination

Images from the beautiful Four Season’s Hualalai Resort in Kona, HI. One of the main reasons I photographed this at night is because of how stunning the setting was illuminated in the evening.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy

Here are my Happy pictures. I love the new photo layout option WordPress has created.


Top left represents travel ~ seeing and experiencing new places; top right represents self-reflection and connecting with the spiritual side of myself; lower left represents  family and friends which equals love; and finally my love of being at the beach and on the water. All of these things represent Happiness to me.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Free Spirit

Free Spirit: Someone acting freely or even irresponsibly

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The interpretation for free spirit is so wide and loose, I suppose each of us could shape this challenge however we’d like. I would like to think that I’m a bit of a free spirit (in a responsible way).

I love being spontaneous ~ I’m always up for an adventure on a moments notice. I’m not really afraid to try anything ~ although I am still trying to get my courage up to sky dive. I’m a good Christian but not afraid of death. I pride myself on being open-minded and accepting of most people and situations. I’m a little bit bohemian and a little bit Tiffany’s. In the midst of my forties, I somehow managed to convince my husband that we should quit our jobs and sell our house without knowing where we were going to land. A year later, we ironically ended up landing one mile from our old house and went back to our old jobs (see what I mean about the responsible part :)).

I have started my own businesses ~ and when I tire of them, I move on. I don’t like being stuck in a rut ~ I need to feed my soul, it’s what keeps me happy. I sing and sway to the music in my car, at the grocery store or in the mall ~ I don’t really care who is watching. And yes, I am that chick in the cowboy hat at the resort pool with my head phones on, sipping my drink (most likely a margarita) without a care in the world at that moment in time….that’s how I define my free spirit. Hence my title tag: Living life serendipitously one day at a time.