Friday, April 14, 2017

Easter Traditions



Every Easter Sunday for as long as I can remember, my family and I have hiked to the top of Cerro San Luis "Madonna" Mountain to watch the sunrise. Awaiting us at the top is the giant lighted cross - carefully assembled and lit by the Madonna Inn maintenance crew each year. 



Because of the rain in the Sunday forecast this year, my mom and I decided to take our annual hike a few days early. While we didn't catch the sunrise, we did get to see the beautiful stretches of green grass and wildflowers, some hiking friends, and that trusty cross. I'm convinced that this view will never get old.



Wishing everyone a happy, hoppy holiday weekend!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Lush



With fields of green, melodic birds overhead, and fragrant blossoms abound there's no time more vibrant and magical than Spring - especially at Madonna Inn. As the grass and daisies push through the rocky hillsides, I feel as though I've been transported to an Alpine village.


Because of the exceptional amount of rain we've received this season, the flora and fauna is more dense than I've seen it in years. Even within the dark cracks of the pavement there are hints of life! And although I know the vivid greens, pinks, and yellows will eventually fade to brown, I'm thoroughly enjoying the hum of springtime while it lasts.