Category Archives: SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS

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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Snapshots & Whatnot: Forever & Now

“Forever is composed of nows.” Emily Dickinson This quickie quote deserves a bit of contemplation. Thinking about it, sometimes our dreams (hopes, wishes) seem like they will take forever. At times it seems like real change (the kind our world … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

It’s a new year (and a new decade) so maybe it’s time to consider the matter of perspective, how we see things. Visiting Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden over the holidays I accidentally hit a button on my camera (now I … Continue reading

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Gardens of Light (& Delight!)

Zooming out and about with my 80 year old energizer uncle (who still teaches as a full-time professor and is faculty advisor to 40+ students @ a college in Iowa) on Saturday we visited the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in … Continue reading

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The Day After Thanksgiving

Keeping those gratitude vibes going, here’s a pic Virginia (the person) took last year on the day after Thanksgiving downtown in her hometown of Williamsburg, Virginia (the state.) Seems even more appropriate today since Advent starts on Sunday (as in, … Continue reading

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