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Downton Abbey Movie (Absolutely FABULOUS!)

It’s September 20th, a day Downton Abbey groupies have looked for with great anticipation: the official release of the big screen Downton Abbey movie. Although the popular PBS television series ended a few years ago, the whole gang has returned. … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Colorful Journey(s)

Traipsing around Venice with friends on a cold November day (during an unforgettable trip to Italy) we took a boat out to the fishing island of Burano. On a dreary day this island lifted droopy spirits as everywhere we looked … Continue reading

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a spunky tree (by the sea)

This spunky tree inspired me as it stood next to the sea and a colorful street in a fishing village on Burano Island in Venice, Italy. “What is the good of stars and trees, sunrise and wind, if they do … Continue reading

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Snapshots & Whatnot: Waterfalls of Understanding

Years ago my brother and I visited Niagara-on-the-Lake in southern Ontario to see Niagara Falls from the Canadian side – a glorious occasion for this waterfall groupie! “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time … Continue reading

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Misery Loves Company

“I have learned now that while those who speak about one’s miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.” C.S. Lewis Misery may love company, but not always. Sometimes we are misery martyrs, preferring to wallow in our misery … 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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