New Orleans, LA: Art & Music & Sights in the Big Easy

We recently took a trip to The Big Easy; New Orleans, LA. While I’ve been to this bustling city as a child, there was no way to prepare myself for the fun, excitement and good times that keep on rolling in this high-energy metropolis. A city with a rich history and checkered background, today it’s a huge cultural hub where those who like to party, learn about history or explore a unique area that people visit in droves. Continue reading

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day! (June 11th)

What are you up to this weekend? Going to the forest this weekend is FREE!

Celebrating the great outdoors is a great option since this Saturday, June 11th is National Get Outdoors Day. In honor of the event, the U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at day-use recreation sites in Washington and Oregon. Continue reading

Plant Shadows

Since I keep a wide variety of houseplants on every available windowsill in my apartment, I’ve been noticing that when the sun hits just right, their leaves have created some amazing shadows on the walls. They look like small alien invaders on the walls and since they pop up randomly and rarely, I have been taking pictures of the really interesting ones. Here are some of my favorite plant shadows:  Continue reading

Dark Days and Long Nights: 2015 Winter Solstice!

The Winter Solstice designates the shortest day of the year; the day with the longest hours of nighttime.  It can be easy to feel down with a fact like that, but the good news is, there’s nowhere but up from here! I have been anxiously counting down the days until this date, and now we can begin to see more daylight from here on forward, into the New Year and new beginnings of 2016.

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On this dark day and long night, what are you thinking about? I’m dreaming of the warm days of spring that are waiting for us on the other side of winter.

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On this day:

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PrintBy Elizabeth Adan

Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Explorer. Aquaberry Bliss is a unique outdoor lifestyle site dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.


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