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An October Day @ Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Lucy Maud Montgomery During our September staycation my brother Dwight and I plotted a visit to Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to see the Wind, Waves and Light exhibit … Continue reading

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Wind, Waves and Light: Art in Motion

“May the wind under your wings bear you where the sun sails and the moon walks.” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien On a sunny, windy day my brother Dwight and I zoomed up to visit the Wind, Waves and Light … Continue reading

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15 October: Saint Teresa of Ávila!!

Once again it is the feast day of one of my favorite saints, Teresa of Ávila, affectionately known as Saint Teresa of Jesus. I am a huge groupie of this amazing woman who lived a long time ago (1515-1582), but … Continue reading

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Quickie Quote: Soulfully Motivated LOVE!

Today here’s a quote from noted author and activist, Nora Neale Hurston, that made me pause. It may be short, but it packs a powerful punch! “Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place.” Zora Neale Hurston Here’s … Continue reading

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A Canadian Thanksgiving Blessing (slightly humorous!)

To our northern neighbors who celebrate Thanksgiving on the second Monday of October – TODAY! – Virginia wishes you a day filled with gratitude and (lots of) yummy eats. “May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey be plump, May … Continue reading

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SPEAKING OUT: Voices of Love vs. Hate

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Too often fear makes us pause these days before we speak. It’s not a terror kind of fear, more like a “what … Continue reading

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Birthday Blues: Surprised by Joy!

Last week Virginia celebrated her birthday. Another year. Whoopee. Although there was plenty of celebratory chocolate… Once you hit certain milestones, years tend to blur together. You reach a certain age and birthdays are reminders of AGE. An occasion for … Continue reading

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Geraniums! Geraniums! Geraniums!

These geraniums outside our kitchen window are still blooming. You may think, what’s up with Virginia making a fuss about a pot of geraniums? Geraniums doing their blooming thing on a rainy day My brother Dwight planted these geraniums in … Continue reading

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#RBG & Civility

In honor of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s recent passing, Virginia is finishing her week of post-a-day ImageQuotes with something profound and challenging from her. “You can disagree without being disagreeable.”  Ruth Bader Ginsburg 15 March 1933 – 18 … Continue reading

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Quickie Quotes: Choosing to SMILE! : )

Sometimes smiling may not seem like a big deal, but other times it’s a huge deal. Smiling in the face of adversity is a choice. Here’s a favorite “smile” quote from one of Virginia’s biggest heroes: “Peace begins with a … Continue reading

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