Tag Archives: faith

May Day Flowers!!

My precious Mama always said, “April showers bring May flowers.” Since most of us can’t visit our favorite gardens at this time, here are a few favorite pics from past visits to celebrate May Day 2020 with flowers… Butchart Gardens, … Continue reading

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“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: #EarthDay2020

Faithful readers of this blog know that Virginia is a tree groupie, a waterfall groupie, and an avid groupie of mountains, beaches, forests, lakes, birds, oceans and flowers… Majestic trees @ Banff National Park (Canada) A tree AND an ocean … Continue reading

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Cloudy Day Courage

“At once Jesus reached out his hand and caught him, saying, “You of little faith! What made you lose your nerve like that?” (Matthew 14:31) “O daughter of little faith, I also repeat with the divine Master, why are you … Continue reading

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A Fair Vision: Palatial Garden Blooms

“A fair vision welcomed him in this land of disease.”  J.R.R. Tolkien Governor’s Palace Gardens (Williamsburg, VA) Here in the State of Virginia we are under ‘stay-at-home’ orders, but we can go out to take exercise and for groceries (maintaining … Continue reading

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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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