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(stylish) mermaid inspiration

During a recent visit to the Norfolk Botanical Gardens this stylish mermaid guided us along toward the path we were meant to go… “The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in the direction … Continue reading

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Butterfly Beauty (scattering JOY!)

A little Monday butterfly inspiration… “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson “Be at peace and let your soul feed upon the sweetness … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Humble Herons

On Saturday my brother and I zoomed down to Norfolk to visit the Norfolk Botanical Gardens, a glorious place for flower lovers (& tree huggers of all varieties.) While there we took an hour-long boat ride through the canal system … Continue reading

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Brené Brown: Wild Heart Paradox(es)

Last month I happened upon Brené Brown’s Netflix special “The Call to Courage.” Inspired by her authentic sharing, I quickly found her Vulnerability TED talk on YouTube (the one filmed in Houston.) More inspiration wows. Then I delved into her … Continue reading

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Friday Flowers

If you’re having a rainy &/or yucky day, here are a few cheer-up flowers from a recent visit to the Norfolk Botanical Garden. “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” Lady Bird Johnson “A great beginning is sometimes at the point … Continue reading

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Roses in the Rubble (How to Find…)

As June winds down blogger Virginia is getting ready for a celebration: Roses in the Rubble turns 8 on 30th June. Can’t believe it’s been 8 years of blogging! To honor the occasion, here is the original post (set up … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Flowery Flexibility

The dictionary defines flexibility as “the quality of bending easily without breaking” and “the willingness to change or compromise.” Last week I noticed my brother’s coneflowers in their potted homes on the deck seemed to flexibly adapt during days (& … Continue reading

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