I grew up listening to all of his wonderful music and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing. As a little girl, watching The Land Before Time, and Balto, to my early teenage years watching Titanic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Mask of Zorro, James Horner would give me the ability to close my eyes and make me escape into my own world where music and happiness was all that mattered. You didn’t have to really know James Horner to have his music touch your soul and make you feel or think of precious memories. Every time I had to study or just wanted to listen to relaxing music the first playlist that I would always go to was my movie soundtrack list that I made! James Horner made me feel so many emotions that I will never forget; when I felt alone, when I was missing someone, when I was happy, when I was just thinking, the list goes on. Even when I would daydream I was walking along a beautiful meadow overlooking the horizon.
Thank you James Horner for giving us unforgettable music and for giving us a glimpse of your heart and soul. Heaven gained a remarkable musician who will make heavens choir even more wondrous!
I love all of his music, but here are just a of few of my all time favorites by him <3
Annecy is one of the most beautiful, romantic places on earth, may be even more stunning than the majestic French Alps that surround it. Just 22 miles from Geneva in the Upper Savoy region of eastern France, Annecy is divided by small canals and streams running from the brilliant blue Lac Annecy. Highlights include the popular terraces that line the canals, giving it a Venice-like feel, as well as the famous Palais de l’Isle, a picturesque 12th century castle built right in the middle of one of the canals.
And all this time I thought Paris was the most romantic place on earth! I definitely have this enchanting place on my places I need to visit!
“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
(This picture was taken at Claude Monet’s house in Giverny, France. We were some of the first visitors there very early in the morning so we had the garden all to ourselves for a little while! It was mesmerizing).
There comes moments in our lives when we go to a place and feel at peace or in another world that you feel so comfortable being in and wish you could never leave. I have always wanted to go to the Flower Fields in Carlsbad and I am so happy that I finally had to chance to visit a few months ago, it was simply spectacular! This beautiful place filled with flowers everywhere it felt like a piece of heaven was placed in this world for us to see. The fields are only open during the spring in March until May so if you are in the area you should definitely check this lovely place! Not only the flowers, but the environment felt wonderful! The sky, the clouds, the birds, the air, the people walking around the fields..it felt like everyone’s troubles and worries that they might be going through disappeared for a few hours and everything was perfect. They also have a huge garden gift shop outside which is worth visiting and buying a little souvenir to remember your visit! I would love to visit this place more often, but it’s a bit of a drive for me. This is a must see place I promise you that you will not regret it! :)
I came across this picture the other day and had a deja vu moment. I felt like I might of been here before? It might sound weird, but sometimes when I dream about something I remember little things about what your dream was about and how it looked like. I’m positive my dream looked like this picture! Who knows maybe dreamland might exist after all? I hope when I dream tonight I can return to this beautiful place :) I’d like to explore it!
If I could design how I would like my future dream house to look like when I am older, I would choose a cottage style house! Something about it makes it look cozy and beautiful. Having a beautiful front yard and back yard with all types of colorful flowers would give it a wonderful touch and would make people waking by stop and gaze at just how beautiful my house is! This quote summarizes what a home means to me. “Home, the spot of earth supremely blest, a dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.” I hope that everyone who reads is living in their dream house right now :)
One of Kyoto poet Buson’s most famous haikus reads: “On the one-ton temple bell a moon-moth, folded into sleep, sits still.” If Japan is the temple bell, Kyoto is the moth—tranquil, delicate, intricate, and wildly mysterious, centuries after the first outsider was drawn to its woodsy hilltop Shinto shrines and rarefied Buddhist temples. The city is about to get an influx of luxury hotels, making room for more tourists, but for now a walk along the Kamo riverbank still reveals the gentleness and gracefulness of Japan’s ancient capital. The Shigemori Residence features a dynamic Zen garden designed by mid-20th-century landscape architect Mirei Shigemori.
When to Go: Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) season typically is late March through mid-April. Fall foliage peaks in November!