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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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A Walk in the Woods (Thoreau style!)

On this first day of autumn (in this part of the globe) maybe it’s a good time to take a walk in the woods. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential … 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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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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