Category Archives: Quotes

The Sense and Scents of Renewal

“You drown not by falling into a river, but by staying submerged in it.”  Paulo Coelho It’s hard amidst a global pandemic to take a timeout for renewal. Our hearts are crushed by daily news of increasing COVID-19 death tolls. … Continue reading

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Time for a Nap!

It’s Easter Monday and Blogger Virginia feels like joining these sheep for a nap after making it through her post-a-day Lent gig. Virginia has done a post-a-day Lent gig several times over the years, but this year was one of … Continue reading

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Birdies Birding Around…

Virginia caught these birdies birding around while on February ferry rides from Jamestown to Surry, VA (and back again.) These birdies look ready to take off (with morning energy.) These birdies look a bit tired at the end of the … Continue reading

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Scattering Joy (vs. Pain)

Here’s a quote for this Lenten Saturday… “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson grace, peace & scattering joy Virginia : ) “Look … Continue reading

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#LENT: Grace under Pressure

“On the day I called You, You answered me. You made me strong and brave.” Psalm 138:3 “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” Peter … Continue reading

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Missing My Papa (still!!)

Tomorrow, 08 March, is the memorial of my precious Papa’s passing. Although it has been a few years, I still miss him (so much!) And Mama (so much!) The two of them left a huge legacy of love with me, … Continue reading

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A Galactic Valentine Rose

HaPpY Valentine’s Day! Today doesn’t have to be about sweet tarts and mushy sentiment, but LOVE – the mystical, overwhelming amazing kind. Like this Heavenly galactic rose…. “A Rose made of Galaxies”  (Photo credit: NASA’s Hubble, 17 December 2010) Here’s … Continue reading

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Persistent Love: A Flowery Perspective

Contemplating a quote today from Maya Angelou about the persistence of love… Roses on a fence @ Butchart Gardens (Vancouver Island, CANADA) “Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of … Continue reading

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Fortune Cookie Wisdom

HaPpY Chinese New Year to friends celebrating around the globe!! To help commemorate the Lunar New Year here’s a little fortune cookie wisdom from one of our favorite Chinese takeaways (China Star in Norge, Virginia) we enjoyed last night… “Faith … Continue reading

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Enjoying Sunshine (& dancing in the rain!)

After a few unseasonably warm winter days (sitting outside? for lunch?) there’s a cold front moving in to our area with storms bellowing behind. Okay, I’m taking a little license here to dramatize my quotes. Rain, just rain is on … Continue reading

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