Category Archives: SNAPSHOTS & WHATNOTS

(a little) Flowery Cheer

Sometimes a little flowery cheer can brighten up our day… “Fear less; hope more. Talk less; say more. Hate less; love more. And never underestimate the power of forgiveness.” Abigail Van Buren grace, peace & flowery cheer Virginia : )

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Trees! Trees! Trees! Trees!

On this hot and steamy day in Virginia (the state), Virginia (the person) is contemplating the calm beauty of trees – and their cool shade! As a tree groupie of the highest order, Virginia has been inspired by the grandeur … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Directionless in Assisi

Years ago while traipsing around Assisi I came across a little doggie looking a wee bit lost. With his nose to the ground he didn’t seem to notice the signposts that might have helped him along his way… Directionless in … Continue reading

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#Kindness Grooves

Virginia is sharing another archived post (circa 14 July 2016) that’s still relevant today… What does it mean to be kind? “Kin” and “kindred” connote family. Kindred spirits are of like minds and hearts. To be kind means to treat … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Mountains, Seas & Me

As folks venture out to favorite beach and mountain retreats for a respite from COVID-19 and worries of all sorts, here’s a quote from one of Virginia’s previous posts about travel (circa 12 July 2012) and snapshots to go with… … Continue reading

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Celebratory Grooves @ Roses in the Rubble!

There’s a party going on here @ Roses in the Rubble. Today Virginia’s blog turns NINE! As faithful readers know, celebratory grooves for Virginia usually involve chocolate (lots of chocolate!) Can’t believe it’s been 9 years since Virginia ventured into … Continue reading

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KEEP CALM AND DRINK #TEA!!

Our world is filled with whacked out challenges, so what to do? Take a timeout today with Virginia for a little calm and lots of fantabulous tea. For tea groupies like Virginia, tea is something to be enjoyed whether sitting … Continue reading

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Wearing a mask (in good company!)

As my brother and I meandered around downtown Williamsburg on Monday we spotted a Special Someone wearing a mask… Thomas Jefferson! As one of our country’s founders (he wrote the Declaration of Independence) Thomas Jefferson is highly esteemed in these … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: Rest In Peace

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” Anonymous On Memorial Day we remember all those in the military who sacrificed their lives throughout our … Continue reading

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Raindrop Blues vs. Having Fun in the Rain

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Vivian Greene It’s been raining here the whole week, the ENTIRE WEEK. We are not used to rain every day here in the … Continue reading

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