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If only these trees could talk. They would tell us many stories...My stay in Ukraine is coming to an end and I am excited to go home. I missed my family more than I can bare but I got to take care of my grandma. She is 92 and it could be the last time I see her. It is a sad thought and I would like her to live longer. She told me that she didn't expect to live this long. My grandpa and all her younger siblings and friends are gone. She had seen a lot of changes in this world during her life and she still has a sharp mind and good memory. She likes to tell stories of the past. If I let her she would tell stories all day long. Of course, she is not as old as Redwoods. I can't imagine all the stories they would have if only trees could talk. Or maybe trees do talk but we just need to learn to listen?#redwoods #ifonlytreescouldtalk #visitcalifornia ๐Ÿ“ท@moonmountainman

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I first saw larches couple of years ago while on my first road trip through Canadian Rockies. I certainly didn't expect the needles to be so soft. We now like to chase fall colors up high where the larches grow because it's just stunning when they turn bright yellow. Have you seen a larch tree? #larchmadness #canadianrockies #explorecanada #floelake #fall

Another gem along the Icefields Pasrkway in Canada. Crazy blue ๐Ÿ’™water, stunning backdrop and sunny warm fall day was a treat. I want to be out there somewhere now. In the meantime it's night in Ukraine but I can't sleep because I didn't adjust to the time difference completely and I am recovering from my wisdom teeth surgery. Three of my wisdom teeth got pulled out yesterday and one more(the hardest) to be pulled out in a day. Not gonna lie that while it was safer to do this with local anesthesia it was one of the scariest things I've done. For a second I thought that the surgeon was going to break my jaw while he was struggling to pull out one of my very impacted teeth ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜…. But everything went very well and I am counting days to get out with @moonmountainman and my little Zoey again. #peytolake #canadianrockies #explorealberta

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It is always a humbling experience for me when I come to Ukraine. I realized once again how lucky and privileged I am to have seen some of the most beautiful mountains and glacier blue lakes only several hours away from where I live now. I know that this is not the case for many people who need to travel far and spend more money on travel to see something like this. Where do you live? Do you need to travel far to get to the mountains?

First time after giving birth to Zoey I am away from her. I knew that I would miss her a lot but I didn't know it would be so hard for me. I had to go to Ukraine to take care of my teeth and finally pull out my wisdom teeth ๐Ÿ˜ฐ because it is much cheaper for us than doing it in US. Now I am sitting at the Amsterdam airport waiting for my next flight and dreaming to be at this place with her and @moonmountainman. It is going to be two not so fun weeks of separation for me but the thought of more adventures and quality time in the outdoors when I return warms my heart. #adventurefamily #canadianrockies #floelake

Life is a one way road where you can see back but can't go back. So don't miss anything. I tried to not let the today's terrible news from Las Vegas affect me. Yet I am struggling to sleep and my thoughts are a mess. Deep thoughts about life and death, future, humanity, grief, faith, peace. But every time a tragedy happens I need to remind myself that I have no power over what is going to happen. I only can live to the fullest and savor every minute with those I love now. We just came back from a road trip in Canada where we were chasing fall colors. It was hard not to stop many times ti take pictures because it was just stunning. Glad I was able to spend this trip with my family. On this happy note I hope that I will finally can find peace tonight and fall asleep. I hope that you do too.