September 27, 2011

Autumn, My Autumn.

Autumn is in the air! Oh how I love thee. I love all four seasons but autumn brings a special feeling of calmness and joy in my heart. It's the time I am mostly at peace, inspired, and hopeful. I also love the cool and perfect breeze it has, the transformation of nature, and holidays within that season.

Like I said, this season gives me hope and right now, I am looking forward to what life has in store for me and my family. I can feel that there will be plenty of good things coming our way.

Wherever you are, I hope that you all feel like I do. In this economy and everything that has been going on around the world, it is important to be optimistic. May we all work for a better future and love one another.

September 12, 2011

National Park No. 1

One of the things I have on my "bucket list" is to be able to see all the U.S. National Parks or at least visit as much of it as I can. Being in the East Coast, the closest one I could visit is Acadia in Maine and Cuyahoga Valley in Ohio.

On August 26, I finally was able to visit Cuyahoga Valley. My husband had a one day meeting in Ohio and we figured  that we all come with him and take a few days off to see the park and also other places and attractions in the State such as the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium (which was totally awesome too), and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (thumbs up as well).

Cuyahoga Valley is so huge that one whole day was not really enough for us to see everything- not even half of it. I love nature and I would certainly come back to see each season in the park when I have the chance. Right now I am imagining foliage must be fantastic there. Plus, they have tons of all kinds of events and activities all year round. Having said that, I still enjoyed that one day we spent in the park. It was still worth going there just to see a few spots of Cuyahoga.

Here are some photos from Cuyahoga Valley National Park:

Ohio & Erie Canalway

Looking down Brandywine Falls

Brandywine Falls

Evergreen Forest

Ledges Overlook
I am happy to have been able to visit my first National Park and I hope to see more soon. Being with nature warms my heart, it makes me appreciate the simplest things in life, that we all can live simply and be happy, it reminds me where everything comes from and that we ought to nurture it.