Finally made it to Muogamarra Nature Reserve, and so glad we did, it’s such a stunning walk with amazing views and wildflowers which is only accessible 6 weekends a year. We did 3 tracks , this one is the first to Lloyd Trig lookout
The descent from Le col du Galibier is a stunner. A tight singletrack with numerous drops leads you back toward the road just above Valloire. 👌🏻 Then the real work starts! Back up the road for a few kilometres in the heat, then up a dirt track before a singletrack trail to the Col de la Ponsonniere at 2613m. Ouch! But the views are some of the finest in the alps. More later... 🇫🇷
Whenever I see a 🦋 butterfly, I smile. 😊
They remind me that happiness is available in any moment.. One of my favourite quotes by Rabindranath Tagore is .. The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough... This is a Pearl Bordered Fritillary butterfly - a rare species whose population is now on the increase. The butterfly needs open woodland glades and rides or recently coppiced areas, and it is these habitats that the Estate has been working on improving.
Still oven the piggin’ moon that I got to meet Big Wilbur yesterday 🥺🐷🌝 Here he issss...just LOOK at him 🥰😫 @jshurrell adopted Wilbur as my Christmas present last year 🎄💕 I know you shouldn’t have favourites, but Wilbur is my fave Pig at the wood 🌲🐷 He’s described as a gentle giant 💕 He might look intimidating but he’s the kind natured pig 💕 I started to tickle his belly & he just totally trusted us, lied down & had a little nap whilst he continued to rub his soft underbelly 💕😭 His little tusks make it look like he’s smiling, & I’m sure he’s smiling on the inside living in this 10 acre woodland 🌳💕 You can probs see the happiness in my face feeding him his melon 💕 @pigs_in_the_wood thanks for making my dream become a reality & for being so welcoming 🤗💕 We didn’t wanna leave 🤣🙆🏼♀️ Wilbur, I’ll be back my pal 💕🐽 #BigWilbur#BellyTickles#Pig#Boar#PigsInTheWood .
The largest pod of dolphins we have come across yet! We were completely surrounded by them this morning at 11 am while in route to Twin Harbors on Catalina Island. We feel so fortunate to be able to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. It was breathtaking!
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✨Yesterday’s magic, sitting on the cliffs basking in the sunshine 🌞
What a great sun set we had last evening! Look around ! There 's beauty every were !😊
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Watching the Milky Way rise over the mountains is extraordinary. Our galaxy is estimated to have a diameter of 100,000 light years and contains approximately 100 billion stars. Trying to comprehend the difference in scale between a galaxy, solar system, planet, mountain, and a single human standing under the night sky is staggering. It makes me feel infinitesimally small. With that feeling of being teeny tiny comes a sense of both calm and exhilaration. (I also like to think there are aliens within at least one of the pixels of this image, and that’s exciting 👽.)
Is -O R E G O N- on your bucket list? 💫
There’s no doubt about it that Oregon oozes pure magic. So much so, in fact, that it can be nearly impossible to cram all of the views you want (no - NEED!) to see into one short trip. I’m currently working on a blog post for y’all that takes the guesswork out of planning a 3 or 4 day Oregon road trip itinerary. I spent days and days endlessly researching and mapping and chatting with locals and other photographers to make sure I ended up visiting the best of the best of Oregon’s natural hot springs, waterfalls, and viewpoints, and I’m excited to share the itinerary with you so you can plan your own amazing Oregon road trip! If you followed along with my PNW IG stories (in a highlight now on my profile) and have any questions you’d like me to answer in this blog post, just comment below or DM me and I’ll make sure I answer them for you! 🤗 For now, here’s a photo I shot while exploring Koosah Falls - the first waterfall on our epic itinerary! #oregon#oregonexplored#traveloregon#exploreoregon#waterfallsofinstagram