Tag Archives: nature

HOCKING HILLS: TREES! TREES! (& MANIFOLD MAJESTY)

As faithful readers know Virginia (the person) loves trees of all shapes and sizes. Visiting our older brother Dean in Lancaster, Ohio (@ 20 minutes from Columbus) he took Dwight and me to Hocking Hills, a series of state parks … Continue reading

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LIFE IS A GIFT!

Last week my brother Dwight and I had a grand time visiting our older brother and his wife in Ohio (more on that later this week.) On the return drive as fall foliage bedazzled us through the mountains of West … Continue reading

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Quickie Quotes: Living in the Here & Now

“Life is a gift to be grateful for & not a property to cling to.” Henri Nouwen “The real enemies of our lives are the ‘oughts’ and the ‘ifs.’ They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the … 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: 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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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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New Horizons (quickie quote!)

Not sure about you, but sometimes at the beach this redhead likes hanging out near the shore (no rough surf, easy to navigate waves, quicker dash back to sandy shore!) If we’re after new horizons, however, it might be time … Continue reading

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