Monday, June 29, 2009

Stop and Smell the Roses Blog Bouquet

It is so easy to go by all the wonderful places around your house without stopping for a moment to appreciate the true beauty of nature.

My husband loves to take picture and we have visited a number of national parks such as Death Valley, the Grand Canyon, Brice Canyon and others.

I believe it helps me to create the places in my books. I've learned to pick out the special items in a place that make them unique. Death Valley has sand dunes and to my surprise plants like African violets.


Today as you tour the different blogs I invite you to learn more about each author and find out what makes each one unique. As you can see by my blog, I love to travel.

Please leave a comment and win a copy of my e-book "Pregnancy Plan."

Winners will be announced tomorrow July 30.

Good Luck,

Tina

Here's all the other roses to visit:

http://amberleighwilliams.blogspot.com

http://authorsstudio.blogspot.com/

http://bettyhanawa.blogspot.com/

http://christineclemetson.blogspot.com


http://findagreatromance.blogspot.com/

http://www.freewebs.com/lesmora/apps/blog/

http://freewebs.com/teriwilson/apps/blog/

http://grgiall.blogspot.com

http://hywelalyn.blogspot.com

http://jennfrancesca.blogspot.com


http://joycemoore.blogspot.com

http://lianalaverentz.blogspot.com

http://LindaHopeLee.blogspot.com

http://lje1.wordpress.com


http://noveltrails.blogspot.com

http://plotsandthoughts.blogspot.com


http://tanyahanson.blogspot.com

http://tinagayle.net
( Here's my website, check out me and my books)

http://traveltheages.blogspot.com



http://willtravelforromance.blogspot.com


19 comments:

Skhye said...

Love the photos! I'm a naturalist. The clouds on that peak are breath-taking. Have a wonderful week.

Christine Clemetson said...

The pictures are beautiful! We're trying to plan a trip to Glacier National park later in the summer...

Christine Clemetson said...

The pictures are gorgeous! We're trying to plan a trip to Glacer National park later in the summer. So many beautiful places to see, so little vacation time. LOL.

Mona Risk said...

Gorgeous pictures Tina. It was nice meeting you at the Cruise your Muse conference.

Tricia Schneider said...

I love to travel, too! It's great to actually see the places where I set my stories. Really helps with setting the scene. Have a great day!

Tanya Hanson said...

Hi Tina, I'm a nature freak too even though I'm in a suburb. Some cool places I've seen are Walden Pond and Yosemite National Park. The Grand Canyon and Bryce are incredible...and the red rocks of Sedona are the setting in a wip.

Best wishes.

~Tanya
www.tanyahanson.com

Roni said...

Hey my friend, its been way too long since we "cruised". Thanks for participating in our blog bouquet and for being a part of our garden and my own garden of friends.

Rhonda

Marianne Evans said...

I'm a complete picture addict - to the point that my kids tease me about both taking them and admiring them. Lovely pix on your blog! Thanks for participating in the "Rose" event! :-)

Wendi Zwaduk said...

I love to find the simple things that make a location wonderful. It can be something as small as the daisies on the side of the road!

Great blog!

Lauri said...

Wonderful pictures! I too like to travel, but more than that I just like to experience nature.

Cheers,

Karen H in NC said...

Beautiful photos.

My SIL is a nature and bird photographer. He just got back from a life-time adventure in Alaska. What started out being a 2-3 week stay ended up being 6 weeks. Long story short, it had something to do with the river still clogged with ice so boat transportation was out as were snowmobiles because the ground snow cover was gone.

His souvenir besides a large selection of photos was a Walrus Skull complete with tusks that he unearthed during a 24-hour hike along the shores of the Bering Sea! Amazing...I've only seen pictures of it but I'll get to see the real thing in about 3 weeks when I travel to MI for my annual summer visit.

About Me said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. I love getting everyone's input.

Tina

Jennette Green said...

I love to travel, too--and those photos are wonderful. :)

LORETTA CANTON said...

It is a good thing that you have visit some many natural parks. I have never visited a natural park but I heard that they are wonderful.

loretta

Betty Hanawa said...

Lovely photos. One of my favorite places has been the Grand Canyon. We're hoping to get to Yellowstone some day.

Julie A Carda said...

Gosh, I keep hitting the back arrow to look at your pictures. It's like I've been there but I can't put my finger on the place. Does that ever happen to you? Thanks for posting a bit of travel nostalgia.

Babyblue22 said...

What great photos!!
It's so great that you've seen such beautiful places.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

~Afshan
Afshan522@aol.com

Hywela Lyn said...

Hi Tina, beautiful pictureS, I love wild open spaces!

Sandra Kay said...

Tina, I'm sorry, but I didn't realize the blog event was for one day only. I missed out, but your post makes one think of their surroundings. The pics are beautiful!

Sandy