Category Archives: SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS

Blogcation Grooves

Hey everyone, Virginia is taking a two week blogcation (in case you wondered where she’s been hiding in the Blogosphere.) She will be back next week, so until then here’s a pic and a quote to contemplate… “Almost everything will … Continue reading

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Frankie does the 4th!

Frankie is my niece Megan’s (very cute) doggie. Megan took this picture this morning while celebrating the 4th of July with my sister Shere and their family down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. “Scatter joy!” Ralph Waldo Emerson … Continue reading

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ROSES IN THE RUBBLE TURNS TEN!!

There are celebratory grooves going on here at Roses in the Rubble! Today Virginia commemorates TEN YEARS of blogging. Bring out the chocolate cake, light those candles, it’s time to celebrate! Can’t believe it’s been 10 years since Virginia tentatively … Continue reading

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RAPTUROUS ROSES!!

Faithful readers know that Virginia loves roses so much she named her blog Roses in the Rubble. As the month of June winds down, there’s a special celebration headed this way on the 30th. Virginia’s not divulging much yet, so … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME (SUNSETTY) SUNSHINE

Today is the first official day of summer in this part of the globe! Contemplating summertime usually sunshine enters the picture along with heat and humidity – especially where Virginia (the person) lives in Virginia (the state.) Virginia doesn’t like … Continue reading

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FRIDAY FLOWERS!!

To perk up the end of the week, Virginia is sharing a few of her favorite cloudy day flower pics… Blue flowers @ Butchart Gardens A menagerie of joy @ Norfolk Botanical Gardens An iris @ Colonial Williamsburg Water lilies … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Powerful Dreamers!

Here’s a little midweek inspiration…. “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” Harriet Tubman grace, peace & (powerful) … Continue reading

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Keep On CARING!!

During last month’s staycation Virginia (the person) and her brother visited Yorktown in Virginia (the state.) I know, I know – it’s confusing that Virginia (the person) lives in Virginia (the state!) But, since Virginia was born and raised in … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Meaningful Choices

Austrian author and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl (1905-1997) survived four concentration camps during the Holocaust. He knew gratuitous suffering intimately. Given chaotic challenges ever present in our world, may these insights of his encourage our hearts today. “Between stimulus and response … Continue reading

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BEAUTY WITHIN

So much tough stuff surrounds us these days, then there are internal battles that wage in our hearts and minds. “We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the … Continue reading

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