Friday, May 7, 2010


 I love it that everyone out in blogland wants to go to France, France is truly beautiful and a feast for the eyes.  However, today, I want to do a little post about our beautiful country.

Sweet hubby and I are lucky enough to be able to travel a little bit around this beautiful country of ours and I thought I would share some of the photos I have managed to acquire through the years.

The picture above is from a small town in IOWA, they do grow much more than corn there!!  (O:  (O:   Isn't it lovely.

Look at these sunsets, they take my breath away.  Right here in the good ole' USA.

A quaint little spot in Santa Fe, N. Mex.  makes me smile.

Scene from Yellowstone,  Wow!!

We used to spend a lot of time in the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest, just a little view out of our window.  Obviously, it was feeding time! (O:  (O:

And last, but not least, Mount Rushmore.  The beauty of our country takes my breath away!!!!

Each and every state and town is unique and special.

I hope you all agree!!

Have a wonderful weekend dear friends.




  1. Your point is well taken. If you want an adventure, sometimes all you have to do is look out your own back door!


  2. Josette, I have vowed to travel the US when I can. I agree with you. We have wonders galore right here under our noses, and you've proven that with this post.


    Sheila :-)

  3. Hello Josette, I just love your name, it is such a pretty, pretty name! Thank you for sharing your beautiufl photos of our "Sweet America". I was just telling a blogging friend about all the beauty of living in the Berkshires. We have so many lakes, mountains and waterfalls. There are also many places to visit, Hancock Shaker Village, Herman Melville’s Arrowhead, Chesterwood, Norman Rockwell Museum, The Mount, Edith Wharton's Estate and Gardens, Mount Greylock, Tanglewood, Mass Moca, Barrington Stage company, Jacobs Pillow, historic Mohawk Trail, skiing, and many, many more places. If you ever come for a visit we will have to meet up. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment on my "Show and Tell" Friday tribute to my mother and mother-in-law. I'm happy that it touched you, and I'm sorry for your loss at such a young age. Hugz to you from me. I hope you have a wonderful day and I look forward to visiting your lovely, sweet blog often.

  4. Bonjour Jo,
    How right you are - the U.S. has so much beauty. I have come to appreciate how wonderful it is now that I have moved away. But i will always be an Amercian girl!!!!
    Happy Mother's Day my friend,

  5. Hello Jo... your photos are just gorgeous! As much as I would love to see the French countryside where my ancestors are from, I am perfectly happy here in the good ole USA! I LOVE the photo on top from Iowa... Happy Mother's Day to you! xoxo Julie Marie

  6. You are fortunate to travel to all these wonderful places and it is so true that we can find beauty right here if we only take the time to look.

    Thanks for sharing.


  7. Love to see all the beautiful photos of our wonderful country....Yellowstone photo is amazing and the top photo is just perfect for this time of the year!

  8. Hello Jo,

    Thank you so much for sharing the lovely photo's and for reminding us of all the beauty we have surrounding us right here in the good ol' USA.

    Love Ya'

  9. Love those pics of the good old USA! Beautiful!
    Happy Mother's Day!

  10. Remember Dorothy? There is no place like home. sandie

  11. Your So Right ~ God Bless America, From Beautiful Sea to Shining Sea..... My Dream is to Travel all around the Great USA, I Pray My Dream will one day come true....
    Have a Wonderful Mother's Day Weekend

  12. Beautiful pictures. Sincerely, @nne

  13. I feel very blessed that growing up, every year our family would take a 2 week family vacation, so I did get to see much of the US. So many folks just stay at home and never experience anything outside their own backyard, and I find that very sad. I am also very fortunate now that being on this side of the world, traveling to other countries does not cost an arm and a leg, so I've been able to experience different cultures and cuisines. It truly is a beautiful world! I love your previous post. Talking, gossiping. I have a friend who tells the same gossipy stories over and over and over, every time I see her (which isn't often anymore). I would rather walk away from an encounter enlightened and inspired rather than feeling exhausted. :) Hope you are having a beautiful weekend. Many blessings, Tammy

  14. Beautiful post and so true. I feel the same way right here in Canada.

  15. We are on the same page! America is beautiful. Thanks for such a great post.
    Thanks too for your means alot to me.

  16. Bonjour Josette,

    Thank you for the lovely comment. I agree. I travel a lot but I'm at my happiest in North America. We still have plenty of room and fresh air compared to Europe.

    Take care,


  17. I say this all the time ... foreign is intriguing, but enjoy what is in your own backyard ... the grand ol' USA. We've traveled throughout 48 of our precious states ... awesome beauty.

    Happy Mother's Day ~
    TTFN ~Hugs, Marydon


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