A Light Show That We Would Never See Again

After 20-years we would never see again this particular scene of dark skies and colorful lights at Disney Hollywood Studios. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights would not longer be part of the Christmas Celebration on this park.

 
Can’t wait to see what is going to be the new thing at Disney Hollywood Studios this year. I am pretty sure will be something spectacular! I will be there to see it and share it with you. 
 
Until then, 
xamlinnette
 
Weekly Photo Challenge: Opposites (Dark and light)

My Afternoon Trip to Lukas Nursery

Continuing with my search for things to do in my hometown of Central Florida I went to visit Lukas Nursery last Sunday afternoon. I have shared before with you that I am participating on butterflies surveys, but that doesn’t mean that I know butterflies. I am learning about them a little bit more now. I want to keep learning more about them, beside that I love to take pictures of them. I like to go back to the pictures and see the details of them that you can not notice when they fly by. If you pay attention and look closely them is like watching a little alien, or a beautiful monster.

 
I am a person of details, I think details are important to make something ordinary, unique. I like to apply that concept on everything, even when we talk about travel. The details of your travel are the ones that will make your experience unique.
Can you see the proboscis of this ⬆️ little fellow inside the flower? But it’s so little that if you don’t pay attention you won’t notice this magic event. I got some sugar juice in my finger and the little guy just jump to my finger to have a little taste. They taste by their feet!
This ⬇️ little guy is Atala and is very common in South Florida.

Let me introduced to you our Florida state butterfly:
Zebra longwing 
Ok for the next butterfly I did a whole photo shoot out it! I had to follow it all over the place, of course very cautiously, to be able to take these pictures. Some of the pictures you will sense some kind of movement because it was moving a lot. It was flapping its giant wings while having a good meal.
 

 

 But for a moment my little colorful friend stoped and stayed still. It spead its wings like in a perfect formation. I took advantage of 
the perfect moment.  The giant swallowtail is the largest butterfly in Canada and United States.
Did you notice that my butterfly “model” is missing a piece of the left bottom wing? This kind of details are the once that you can notice only when you pay attention.
To finish let’s enjoy the pretty color combination that the next two have with their close wings.
 
Polydamas Swallowtail ⬆️

Black Swallowtail ⬆️ These two did not want to open their wings for me…
That was pretty much my Sunday afternoon, chasing butterflies at Lukas Nursery Butterfly Encounter to take pictures of them. 
 
Until then,
xamlinnette 🙂
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Thousand Island… I have to go back!

Before our trip to Canada, I was studying the best route to drive from Ottawa to Buffalo. I like to study my destinations before I go, and in my search, I found about this place “Thousand Island“. When I learned about it, I definitely wanted to stop on our way back. I even thought of taking a boat tour and see some of the mansions. The reality was that we didn’t have enough time on our voyage to stop and tourist the area the way I want it. But we were able to do a quick stop and fall in love with the place.
 


Lucky us, we found this observation tower on our way, that still part of Canada. We were able to have a breath-taking view with a combination of a soft wind and the sun rays reflecting on the water. I didn’t want to get down, I kept taking pictures, like that was going to bring the magic of this place with me.
 
 
There are houses in this area that cost a fortune, according to the man we talked at the top of the tower. Just look their views, only that is half of the cost and value of the house.
 
From the tower you can see the border to cross to US territory.

Plus more amazing views…

 All this beauty is just a fraction from the 50 miles stretch of islands that  covers few towns,communities and two countries. I am planing to go back! That’s for sure, don’t know when, but if you want to learn more of the things that you can do here visit their website or contact me.
Until then,
xamlinnette:)
Daily Prompt:Voyage

Pure Romance

Who doesn’t get inspire with this view? Inspire to take a vacation or a romantic getaway. What about a sexy swim on this pure sexy beach? Because of views like this one is why Sandals Resort is so good at what they do. They have in all their resorts romantic, appealing, refreshing views like this one.  What makes a perfect set up for a romantic getaway to celebrate pure love. 

 They promote pure romance for newlyweds. This beautiful pictures are from Jamaica, Ocho Rios. Can you imagine yourself swimming with your love one in this private beach? 
 
 Sandals have other properties around Jamaica and in other paradise type islands in the Caribbean. Get inspire and experience some pure fun 
in the Caribbean with Sandals. Call me if you need help with that. ;)

Until then, 
xamlinnette

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

Our Little Adventure at Little Talbot Island State Park

 When we think of the word adventure we might think of an extraordinary experience that have to be plan. Maybe we think that going in an adventure is something very expensive. Sometimes you might think that you have a boring life because you don’t have time or the money to go in an adventure. 

An adventure could take some many shapes and forms, all depend on you. An adventure doesn’t have to be big, or expensive or super plan. An adventure is anything that takes you out of your comfort zone, of your routine and put you in a place and position that you are doing something different. Could be for few hours only, or could be close to home… Also could be in the other side of the planet and would last 2 weeks, or more. If you ask me I would take the adventure on the other side of the world and please that last more than a month. But I can’t do that kind of adventure to often, at least no more than I want. I learned to have little adventures, weekends adventures, Saturday adventures.
Check out our little adventure in Jacksonville FL (close to home) ,during a Saturday afternoon.
 
 
Until then,
xamlinnette 🙂