Travel Tuesday: Off To See The Sakura

 

Yesterday started out with a rather different plan in place on where we would meander to. Then I started seeing cherry blossom photos from a few local photographer friends, and knew that finding cherry blossoms (also known as sakura) would be even better than the original plan! The first place we stopped at didn't have many trees in bloom yet, so we headed onto the next location and we were rewarded with a section of trees all in bloom at the same time, creating a gorgeous canopy of pink blooms! Not only that but we found a real parking space, which is nearly unheard of in Okinawa! 

I'll miss scenes like these when we move to California in a couple of months. There will be new sights and new places to explore, but I will miss the random beauty of Okinawa. 

One thing I adore about the cherry blossoms is that they make everything seem like it is straight out of a fairy tale.  Nothing like a cloud of pink blossoms to make reality seem even more special. 

We ended up pulling over rather quickly to get the sunset over the water photos. I couldn't resist stopping to appreciate the moment, to soak in the rays of light as the day was coming to a close. It may not be a resolution, but this year I am trying to appreciate all the small moments. Moments like spending the day in the company of some pretty amazing ladies, smelling the cherry blossoms, seeing a stunning sunset, and even trying a "chocolate water" (pretty sure it was supposed to be chocolate milk, but it tasted like chocolate water) from the convenience store.  What have been some of your favorite moments in 2014 so far? 

Travel Tuesday: More Wandering in Hawaii

Not all those who wander are lost. - JRR Tolkien

I know it's Travel Tuesday, not They Said it Thursday, but I've had that quote stuck in my mind lately and it seemed more fitting to share it with images of wandering than anything else. 

Sometimes I forget that wandering can be somewhere much closer to home than a 10 hour flight away. The other day during a photo session we wandered the other way down the beach and it was awesome. The waves were coming in higher than I'd seen at that beach before and they'd worn away so much of the jagged rock.   It wasn't quite as much wandering as visiting a new country, but it was still something new.

When was the last time you found somewhere new? Let me know in the comments and I'd love to know what you think about these new features up on the blog!