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Bottle Brush Tree and Shrub

~ What a scarlet bursting delight to grow around the house. Green leaves with Red Bottle like flowers that attract the multitude of pollinators. You never feel alone, listening to the busy life of bees, observing birds, butterflies, hummingbirds and flying critters that are sapping on red flower juice.  There are an upright species and… Continue reading Bottle Brush Tree and Shrub

Forest & Nature Bathing

Sometimes The Shoreline Is Your Outfit.

~ I was clothed in God’s perfect beauty. By Turetoyourstyle blog.

“My forever favorite place to be is Ft. Lauderdale Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It is where my heart resides and my soul comes alive. ” ~ This post resonated with me and made me crave the universal Vitamin Sea even further. Reposting this wonderful post for my friends to enjoy.

I’m a beach dweller. I spend as much time as I can on America’s shorelines. I love a warm quiet evening sitting lakeside in Branson, Missouri and for several years I had the pleasure of living just blocks from the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan in Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But, my forever favorite place to be, is Ft. Lauderdale Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It is where my heart resides and my soul comes alive.
On a recent trip to my personal nirvana, I found myself more enamored than ever before. I closed my eyes and felt the tide roll in. I breathed in the salty air. I heard the waves up close and faintly heard the sound of people talking, playing, and creating memories in the distance. My soul was at perfect peace. Suddenly, I was filled with the realization that today’s outfit had nothing to do with that favorite swimsuit that clung to my wet skin.
I sat quietly, toes in sand and felt the rush of the tide roll over my feet, I felt the sun kissing my face, I felt the salt on my skin. The warm breeze whipped my hair which no doubt had a bit of sand as a telltale sign of an afternoon spent lying on the beach.
As I packed my bag to leave at the end of a perfect day, I realized I had been clothed in God’s natural beauty. The water that rushed over my feet, the salt that clung to my skin, the sun that kissed my face and even that sand in my hair all together were my outfit of the day. I was clothed in God’s perfect beauty.

Much love and peace to all of you. Make it a very beautiful day.

Luda@PlantsandBeyond.com🌿

The images and a short story here do not belong to Luda @PlantsandBeyond.com, but to Truetoyourstyle blog.

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Purple Prose Moments

I’m a beach dweller. I spend as much time as I can on America’s shorelines. I love a warm quiet evening sitting lakeside in Branson, Missouri and for several years I had the pleasure of living just blocks from the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan in Downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. But, my forever favorite place to be, is Ft. Lauderdale Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It is where my heart resides and my soul comes alive.
On a recent trip to my personal nirvana, I found myself more enamored than ever before. I closed my eyes and felt the tide roll in. I breathed in the salty air. I heard the waves up close and faintly heard the sound of people talking, playing, and creating memories in the distance. My soul was at perfect peace. Suddenly, I was filled with the realization that today’s outfit had nothing to do with that…

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Happy Easter From Florida

~ I just can't help it 🐊 Happy holidays and have a wonderful weekend my fun friends. ☀️🌿🌷 From Florida with love, Luda@PlantsandBeyond.com The image here does not belong to Plantsandbeyond.com

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Florida Sunshine Wishes

Much love and peace to all of you. Make it a very sunny day, my dear friends Luda@PlantsandBeyond.com🌿 The image here belongs to Luda @PlantsandBeyond.com, ©PlantsandBeyond.com 🌱  

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Florida Softshell Turtle 🐢

~ Feels so good to be of service to Nature, returning its boundless blessings. Driving back home from yet another dental appointment, I had to suddenly stop the car in the middle of the road. This little guy was just lying in the middle of the street with cars in the front just swirling around… Continue reading Florida Softshell Turtle 🐢

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Happy Holidays From Florida

~ Happy Holidays from Florida my lovely Friends. I wish you Peace on Earth, Joy, Hope, and Wonder that this season can bring! 🎄☃️🌟☃️🎄 May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window opens to great possibility ~ Mary Anne Radmacher Have a very cheerful holiday season, dear friends. ✨⭐️✨ Luda@PlantsandBeyond.com🌿 The images here… Continue reading Happy Holidays From Florida

Edible Gardens · plants

Dealing With Insects Inside The Home

~Insects. We all know how useful they are in the garden, and how unnecessary they are inside your own house.  There is a beautiful eco-system that we are taking part in when we become one with nature. Although, when it comes down to our abode, we prefer to feel safe and secure, without any critters. When… Continue reading Dealing With Insects Inside The Home

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Sunny and Peaceful Weekend To All

~Sharing a bit of Florida Sunshine and Peaceful Nature's way with all of you guys.  Have a peaceful and sunshine filled weekend, my dear friends. Luda@PlantsandBeyond.com🌿 All photographs belong to Luda @PlantsandBeyond.com ©PlantsandBeyond.com 🌱

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Happy Friday To All

~Sharing a bit of Florida Sunshine with all of you guys.  Have an absolutely wonderfully bright and colorful day, my dear friends. Luda@PlantsandBeyond🌿 The image listed here belongs to Luda @PlantsandBeyond.com ©PlantsandBeyond.com 🌱

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Because Nature Heals

Nature is an inexhaustible storehouse of reaches. The supply will never run short. Nature heals. It is that simple. Becoming one with the universe and exchanging joy is the most old-fashioned medicine you will ever need. While being down in the dumps, I looked at this recent memory of the beach and Nature. Instantly my… Continue reading Because Nature Heals

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GETAWAY TO NAPLES FLORIDA

Underestimating the need for a change of scenery, had me dig my heels on traveling for a very long time. Daily life and obligations can have one spinning in familiar routine over and over again, with human blinders on. Do this. Finish this. Accomplish this. Multiple tasks never end. This time, I literally, had to… Continue reading GETAWAY TO NAPLES FLORIDA

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Happy Weekend To All

This Florida backyard made me hold my breath and soak in the colors, morning sunshine, and beauty of flowers. Koodos to its green thumb parent and this trellis builder. Too bad its not for sale 🙂 Have a wonderful and colorful weekend, my dear friends. Luda@PlantsandBeyond.com🌿 The images here belong to Chad McCollough, a fellow… Continue reading Happy Weekend To All

Recipe

Soul Bowls

Naples in Florida surprised me with a very healthy lunch version. Loved being in that refreshingly tasty and wholesome cafe where I could order some cool healthy options and feel full and still light after the meal. So excited to see such creative and uplifting places pop up more and more around the area. My… Continue reading Soul Bowls

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Trip To Aquarium

Spending time with a Friend and her lovely daughter was a real treat during one of these weekends. She introduced us to local Florida Aquarium and it was a great thing to visit on a scolding hot Summer day. Unbelievable what form of life is prevalent in deep waters. There are lots of creatures but… Continue reading Trip To Aquarium

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Wild Turkeys

This idea came to me in a dream – MGM- Monday feature – a one minute segment about what is cooking in the garden 🙂 🌱 Take 30 seconds to observe these rarely seen wild turkeys in Florida. I think the parents are teaching their baby how to feed. 🦃 MGM – did it take less than 60… Continue reading Wild Turkeys