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  1. Vacation Photos: Tulum, Mexico!

    April 8, 2013 by Jocelyn

    Well, the boyfriend and I just got back from our first real vacation in about 7 years.  We went to Mexico for a week, spending  time in the cities of Tulum, Akumal, and Cancun.  The warm weather and sunshine was much needed, and now we’re back in Minnesota and very ready for spring!

    While on vacation we toured around a bit, and I got to check an item off my bucket list!  On our third day, we traveled up the coast to Akumal beach. Once there, we rented snorkel equipment and began exploring the ocean.  Sure enough, just a few minutes out we saw a few sea turtles eating sea grass. This one was only a foot or two away from me; he was swimming to the surface for air.

    Sea Turtle

    If you ask my close friends, any of them could probably tell you that my favorite animal is the turtle. I was so excited to see these guys up close, and just floated above them for quite a while. It was really incredible, and I’m so thankful that I got to have the experience.

    Fern Leaves

    Two Hibiscus Flowers

    Obviously there was a huge variety of flora everywhere we went. Many of the plants that were growing wild in Mexico can only be grown indoors, and with a great amount of care, in Minnesota. It was refreshing to see so many flowers in bloom, and got me excited to start my garden at home.

    Early Waves

    Flowered Archway

    These last two photos were taken in Cancun, the night before we flew back to Minnesota. IF you’d like to see some of my other photos from the trip, just head on over to my Flickr page.

    Overall, we had a great trip! It was a much needed break from our cold and snowy Minnesota weather. Now that I’m back, I’m ready to dig in the dirt! I’ll be posting my Seed Starting guide in a couple days, so check back soon! Thanks for reading!


  2. The Most Beautiful Flowers in the World.

    January 29, 2009 by Jocelyn

    I recently joined Flickr, and I’ve wasted so much time just browsing through peoples’ albums.  I am absolutely amazed at how many incredibly talented photographers are out there!

    Having been inspired by these people and their lovely photos, I’ve compiled a list of the most beautiful flowers in the world…acccording to me.

    Plumeria

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    Lotus

    lotus-flower

    Poppy

    poppy

    Passionflower

    passionflower

    Dahlia

    dahlia

    Pink Lady Slipper

    lady-slipper

    Flowers of the Cannonball Tree

    cannonball-tree

    Lycoris

    lycoris

    Epiphyllum

    epiphyllum

    Trillium

    trillium

    Photo credit: sphilp1225

    Peonies

    peony

    Calla Lilies

    calla-lilies

    Anemones

    anemone

    I could really go on and on with this list.  I also have an affinity for tulips, irises, and orchids, but I guess I have to stop somewhere.

    What are your favorites?