Hello world! My name is Michelle and I started this blog not because I want to make money, get free things or become famous. I have met some of the nicest people and friends through blogging over the past six years. I also simply needed a creative outlet besides Facebook to discuss my travels and share some of the photographs I have taken while traveling around the world. I have traveled to all seven continents in the past year and plan to do so again! I travel several times a month to places all over the world and want to share my experiences with others. Thanks for stopping by in please feel free to leave a comment or contact me. Please see my first blog post below my photos.
James Bond Island in Phuket, Thailand
Me in Paradise Cove - that is what it's really called
This photo has more than 19,400 views in my Panoramio account not sure why? http://www.panoramio.com/photo/86337994
Hiking through Patagonia in Chacabuco, Chile
Green Sands Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii
The Golden gate Bridge as seen from Crissy Field in San Francisco
Lion just resting in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania
Group of elephants in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.
Melbourne at night as seen from the rooftop of the Radisson hotel
Colorful beach huts on Brighton Beach
Thanks so much for stopping by and please feel free to ask any questions or leave a comment. Take care my friends!
This post is just a look back at my travels during 2015. I chose my top five trips and a few of my personal favorite photos. I do believe that Oahu and Vermont made the list only partially because I have friends there and that tends to make vacations more fun! I will say that Bora Bora / French Polynesia were at the top of my bucket list and I finally made it in February and March 2015.
Lake Garda, Italy
Ko Olina Oahu Hawaii
Bora Bora French Polynesia
Sorry this is a photo only post. If you've been following along you've probably seen these photos already. Thank you for the visit. Happy new year to all and I hope 2016 is your best year yet!
The above photo is of my angel Coco who left us on March 19, 2010
I stopped making New Year's Resolutions a long time ago when I realized that I never kept any of them and they always seemed to be the same. I do believe that setting goals at any time of the year is a good thing for me to do. Although I do plan to travel this year I want to take more photos while I'm at home. I especially want to take more photos of my family, cats and friends.
I also got a new lens for my camera that will take really great bokeh photos. It's a very different type of lens than I'm used to working with. I think that it's going to require a lot of practice as it has controls on the lens itself. I would like to create some prettier and more colorful bokeh photos than the one of my chandelier you see above with one of my favorite quotes by Dorothea Lange.
Above are Peanut (age 9) and Princess (age 8)
The above photo is Jasmine who is ten years old and is Elizabeth's sister seen below who is also ten years old. They were our first "foster" kittens that we fell in love with and decided to keep.
This is Coco's sister Chanel. She will be twelve years old on May 29, 2016. We got them from a rescue organization when they were only eight weeks old. We miss Coco very much, but are so happy to have her sister with us still.
This is Fleur who is almost eight. She was another foster kitten that we thought it best to stay with us.
This is Jack who is about four years old. Someone left him at our house when he was about six months old. Our veterinarian believes he is a Maine Coon cat. He weighs about twenty pounds, but the doctor does not think he is overweight.
Finally, we have two FIV positive (Feline immunodeficiency Virus) cats you can see below. The orange cat's name is Peaches and the grayish brown cat is named Piney. Peaches is about five years old and Piney is about four years old. Since all of our cats are rescues, we don't have definite birth dates for any besides Chanel. Piney and Peaches have their own room and balcony in our home, The risk of them infecting our other cats with FIV is very low, but we've decided not to take any chances.
Piney and Peaches are kept healthy with a fairly new drug called T-Cyte. Few people know about this medication so I will post the link here. It's not as expensive as one might think it would be.
What are your goals for 2016? I hope the new year is starting well for all of you! Have a wonderful week!