Buds and Blossoms

I may be biased, but spring in the state of Virginia is glorious. Everything seems to wake up at once. Add longer days of warmer temperatures to a little rain and the result is an explosion of lush color and the unmistakable fragrance of buds and blossoms….like these…..

and these beauties.

Yellow buds and blossoms

Bursting purples

Even the lowly dandelion finds a spot where least expected and looks beautiful.

I’m loving soaking up all this opulence. Spring is beautiful in Virginia, but I’m wondering how the season looks in other parts of the world. So, here’s where I jump on the advice of the Dalai Lama who said, “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” The upcoming junket will take this Unseasoned Traveler far and wide, and I am excited about it. First stop, Paris. Stop two is Basel to set sail for Amsterdam. Look for me in Milan and Switzerland. Provence follows with a final flourish in Paris.

This is an ambitious and challenging junket. I have to thank Mel from Fair Oaks Orthopaedic Associates for helping me to keep consistent appointments and my physical therapist, Kristie Murphy, for getting my shoulder travel ready. Thanks also to my husband, Bruce, who, yet, again, is supporting my travel mania. In addition, thanks to Ashleigh Henry who is ready and willing to junket with me again. Actually, the invitation is open to all of you. Follow along. Bon Voyage.

See you soon, The Unseasoned Traveler.

9 thoughts on “Buds and Blossoms

  1. Hi Jackie! I admire you SOOOO MUCH for your travels! You are definitely doing it up right! And yes, VIRGINIA IN SPRING IS AWESOMMMME! Love ya! Laura P.S. Been working with Dept. of Homeland Security in Crystal City and our offices are moving to Ballston May 1st. Ron Sr. & I

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  2. ….also my best friend went to two weeks to Provence! She loved in so much she even sent out resumes to be a Vet Dr. there. I was invited too but couldn’t go because of my job…..🤪!


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  3. Bon voyage belle dame et merci de partager vos découvertes avec nous!!!


  4. Look forward to reading all about your adventure. Enjoy!!


  5. Ms. Jackie…thank you for the shout out. I’m so excited to follow you on this trip. God Bless and safe travels!

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    1. Hi, Mel…thanks for the reach out. I was in Paris last night; tonight I am in Switzerland….amazing.


    2. I will try to keep up with the blog….last night Paris…tonight Switzerland….lol


  6. I’m going with Granny to Great Wolf Lodge and Williamsburg. Also a visit to Aunt Barbara’s house. Traveling is fun.

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    1. Travel is most certainly fun, my young friend. Thanks for leaving me a message, and I look forward to hearing about your travels.


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