What a beauty! Very strange looking flower but it is very exotic. Another one of my pics from my days of travelling. I have no idea where exactly this flower was but I knew I had to take it home with me captured in a photo. The contrast of the Yellow, Green and Pink in the center is just a great natural piece of art. Let's all have a great week!
This picture is one of many I have captured in some of my travels and I
will be sharing much more with all of you that have been checking out my blog. Life is
all about living the moment, the little things, the big things, and the process
to get you to those things. It does not matter if that adventure was planned in
advance, or life just took you there somehow. This particular picture was part
of one of those trips I was forced to go because all I could think of was all
the work I had to do at that time. The last thing I had in my mind was taking
off for almost a month, specially having to finished some taxes (tax season is
no joke, no fun, but it has to be done). Anyway, needless to say, besides all
of that overthinking I was doing in the back of my head, on trying to figure
out why I am taking off when I have so much work to do. After all of that
thinking and re-thinking, I have to admit that this was one, if not the best
time of my life on this specific trip. There was a lot of camping involved and
several states in two different countries. It helped me appreciate that
whatever I left back home was not a necessity but what I had right in this trip
and it included: My life, my appreciation for being alive and my gratitude for
being one to have the privilege to travel and see other things outside my daily
life and comfort zone. It was the one time after adulting that nothing matter
but this very moment, this very day, this very hour, this very second! I was
able to see wild bears, and other creatures I have never seen in my life (Born
and raised in Dominican Republic, I only had so many choices and, thank God no
snakes in this trip!) There were a lot of coffee brakes ♥, little boutiques full of charm, flowers, trees everywhere, cabins, mountains, rivers, lakes, ocean, hiking, good food, and maybe things I don't even remember but It was definitely an experience I will always be very
grateful about forever.
I hope this week is a good one if not a great one for all of you!
Since my latest post last week, I have been super, super busy. My busyness includes doing the most at www.alphonsina.com. Also, attending an assembly in Casa Grande, AZ yesterday and getting ready to start my week and all of that while trying to fight a cold that has been wanting to put me down for months now, but I keep fighting it. If there is one thing I do not have the privilege of is getting sick.
Because of my busy days, simpleness is very important to me. I'm still a believer that the simple things, when done right...It's what matters in life. Like..if you know I love pasta (for example...and I really do!) Then, make that for diner if you want to put an extra smile on my face =). When it comes to cooking, simple recipes are usually the best way to go and pasta always does the trick. I usually go with tomato sauce, lots of onions, garlic and of course plenty of cheese. Buen provecho a todos! Yum!
Sedona is a very beautiful place, if you have never been I suggest to add it to your traveling list. The Red rocks and the natural dimensions of the mountains is a show on itself. Previously I have posted the original photo here and wanted to share this version in Black and White.
This Orange rose is on fire! The representation of flower gifts or any gifts to say the least, is very memorable to me. Is like an imaginary photo that will hold its value for generations. This particular rose is kind of bitter sweet, due to the fact that was given to me by my husband a while ago, in one of those moments in life where you have to wear your grown up panties to make sure you hold the family business together while he is out of town expanding the family business. I don't remember exactly what happen at this point, but I do remember we were in the beginning stage of trying out employees in the company for the first time because it was too exhausting for just the two of us. But, let me just tell you...having employees is another set of headaches on it's on, specially for small business trying to make it. This specific time, I had to deal with a new employee that underestimated the power of tiny, petite people, with a soft voice like myself and thought he can just do whatever because the real boss was not around. He quickly realized that the game he was trying to play was not going to last. But in order for him to realize that, it took a lot of energy from my end. So having a flower arrangement delivered to the office with a sweet note of appreciation for being a tough little thing was just what I needed.