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Hope: A Renewable Option

It’s hard at times to maintain a hope-filled attitude, especially when things drag us down in the mud of ineptitude. But, the point of hope is to keep trying. To keep hoping. To do our bit. To look for hope … Continue reading

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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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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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From here @ Roses in the Rubble, Virginia wishes everyone an Easter blessed with extra doses of Jesus Christ’s love, joy, mercy, grace, peace and HOPE! “Do not despair. We are Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” St. Pope … Continue reading

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Virginia is putt-putting sluggishly to the finish line of her post-a-day Lent thru Easter gig. (The path to the finish line threw a few curves when today’s blog published itself last night as Virginia was working on it.) Sometimes things … Continue reading

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Blooms vs. The Glooms

Glooms is not really a word but it rhymes with blooms, so here it is. Taking a break from home hibernation, Virginia (the person) ventured out to walk around downtown Williamsburg, located in Virginia (the state.) It felt like an … Continue reading

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Scattering Joy (vs. Pain)

Here’s a quote for this Lenten Saturday… “There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson grace, peace & scattering joy Virginia : ) “Look … Continue reading

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#LENT: Springy, Flowery HOPE!

“Hold fast to hope, the fragile flowers shout.” Mary Lou Kownacki Yesterday was the first day of Spring here in this part of the world. After all those stark winter days, spring sightings of trees budding and flowers blooming are … Continue reading

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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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Fragrant (Merry) Christmas Grooves!

“Jesus in your heart! Eternity in your mind! The will of God in all your actions! But, above all, love, God’s love, entire Love!” Saint Catherine of Genoa  MERRY CHRISTMAS!! May petals of fragrant Love from the Heart of Jesus … Continue reading

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