Jungle Garden.

While in the jungle in Belize, we stayed on a property of over 73,000 acres.  There were so many beautiful plants and walkways, I loved seeing all the different types of plants that thrived in the Belizean Jungle.

These reminded me of Fall colors in the states.

This tree was called a sun burn tree.





Huge leaves!

There were so many beautiful things to see in the jungle gardens!

Botanical Gardens.


Spring is in the air and as the weather turns, it’s nice to check out all of the beautiful outdoor spots San Francisco has to offer.  On Sunday, my boyfriend and I went for a park stroll through the gardens and snapped some photos.  It was so nice out and it’s a good walk to loop through the park.

Redwood forest section of the park.

Playing with the flowers that has fallen off the tree.


Bamboo Forest.




The succulent gardens!




There are so many great places to see in San Francisco and I would recommend the botanical gardens to anyone on a nice day!

Full Bloom.

IMG_8858With this beautiful coming weather, also comes some beautiful full blooms.  My landlord has a fantastic green thumb and the backyard is always looking full of life and color.  The gardens looked so beautiful the other day, I took some time to go out there and shoot some photos of all the beautiful flowers she has planted.  It doesn’t hurt to have such beautiful views right out your window first thing in the morning 🙂


IMG_8859(I LOVE iris’s – these ones are huge and vibrant right now)


Some TLC to a garden can really bring it to life.  I’m not sure how exactly she maintains these gorgeous flowers but they look magnificent.  Happy Friday!

Everyone Needs A Little Sanctuary.

One of the greatest things about California is that we have mission’s in some of the most beautiful cities. I have been to a handful and most recently visited the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa for the first time. It was a small mission but very beautiful- just like the rest. One of my goal’s is to visit all 21 of the missions in California someday!

(As stated above, this is the fifth mission of twenty-one. There is so much history in each of them, I love to think about what the people were like when they were first occupied)

(The grounds are not very ornate but the doors are heavy and bold)

(While these photos make the room appear dark, it is dimly lit by electric chandeliers)

(The outer grounds has beautiful foliage as well as this fountain where children and bears live in unity)

(I fell in love with the garden that has an old well and gorgeous plants)

(Grape vines lined the trellis’ above us as we walked through the garden)

(A detailed list of those who have served on the grounds resides in the garden)

I enjoyed walking through the mission and can’t wait to see more while I reside in California!