. . . love, elizabeth



Exploring Marie Selby Botanical Gardens as an AHS Member


I’m a big fan of gardens. I love flowers and other plants, I love bugs and spiders, and I love all the other critters that like to scurry around the wildlife in a garden, so gardens are kind of my happy place.

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First Trip to Thailand


I was a bad tourist in Bangkok.

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Bugs and Bourbon Street: 24 Hours in New Orleans


Early last month, my family was discussing bucket list destinations, and my sister Maggie mentioned that she really wanted to go to New Orleans. I kept that in the back of my mind, thinking that it might be a fun sister trip to have someday.

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Accidentally Joining Orlando’s March for Science


Ever since I lived in Bradenton, several years ago, I had always wanted to go to Orlando’s Lake Eola Park. I saw things online about the farmer’s markets, craft fairs, and other events that took place there, and I always wanted to attend one of them.

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February 2017: What I’ve Been Up To

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January was so fantastic that I really wasn’t sure if anything could top it, but February was even better! This month involved photography adventures at Disney and down in Bradenton, a trip to Savannah, a drastic haircut (donated 14 inches of my hair), and a 10k. I also feel like I’m still going strong on the goals I laid out for myself.

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The Vacation I Didn’t Know I Needed


Last weekend, I went to Bradenton to visit my grandparents. I lived in Bradenton for a year after I moved back from Indonesia, and I immediately made myself at home in this glorious city on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

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A Morning at the Wizarding World


Over Christmas break, my sister Katherine came to visit me from Alabama. Given that we’re both big Harry Potter fans, we knew we had to try to get to Universal Studios. Luckily, I’d been banking my credit card reward points all year and had just enough to redeem for some park tickets.

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An Evening at Circle B


At the beginning of last year, I made my first visit to Circle B Bar Reserve near Winter Haven. It was a misty, cool morning, and I was mesmerized by the spiderwebs that were made visible by the dewdrops that clung to them. At the time, I created a post about the webs and spiders that I encountered.

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Animal Kingdom: 2016


A lot of the photos I took this year from around Disney World were downloaded straight to my computer and then remained untouched until now. Here are some of my favorite moments and images from Animal Kingdom.

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