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(Leafy) Attitudes of Gratitude

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder… When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”  G.K. … Continue reading

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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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Snapshots & Whatnot: Standing Tall (in the Fall!)

Today here are a few pics from a memorable sojourn in the Italian Veneto countryside… “A wind has blown the rain away and blown the sky away and all the leaves away, and the trees stand.” e. e. cummings “A … Continue reading

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Autumn Grooves

After summer-like sweltering temps the past few weeks in the 80s & 90s F (30-35 Celsius), fall has finally arrived with a chilly day here in Virginia (the state.) Virginia (the person) is grateful for cooler Autumn grooves! “Autumn is … 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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… trees… trees … trees

Just returned from Mel’s amazing Memorial Celebration. What a testimony of faithfulness and the love of God in and through Mel to so many many many people.  Mel also never lost his awe of God’s creation.  At the service Carol-Jo, … Continue reading

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… Martha, Mary … & flexible trees??

Today while sifting through old emails (trying to find something for my Papa’s 4 Secrets blog – he sent loads of wisdom to his globetrotting daughter!)  i found one that i sent to him eons ago recapping a message that … Continue reading

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