Monthly Archives: September 2012

Bathing in the Glow of the Forest – Walking the Air Line Trail

    This is the forest primeval. The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of old, with voices sad and prophetic, Stand like harpers hoar, with beards … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Business… Some Thank You Notes

I am a little overwhelmed and very appreciative – I’ve been nominated for a number of great blogging awards over the past months. I wanted to do the acceptance posts properly, so I’ve been pitifully slow about it. I apologize. It … Continue reading

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The Autumn Leaves… Fabulous Foliage

We’ve lived most of our married life in either Upstate New York or New England – two of the première areas for Autumn “leaf-peeping.” We love our Autumn leaves. In the Winter, only the last vestiges of leaves remain. Oak … Continue reading

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A Solitary Swan

Last month, we travelled to Stratford, Ontario for the day. Like Stratford in England, the town is on a river called the Avon.  Although the main attraction in town is theatre – primarily Shakespeare – the village has  a few … Continue reading

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Lessons in Seeking Change – A Look Back at the Occupy Movement

I don’t usually tackle economic or political subjects, but WordPress has presented an interesting topic this week, so I’m giving this one-woman’s-take-on-events a try. Did you know that the Occupy Wall Street protests celebrated their anniversary on September 17th? Remember … Continue reading

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Peaceful White

I unfortunately wasn’t home on Friday to do a “white” post in honor of the UN’s International Day of Peace. I know I’m late for the day, and early for the season, but there is nothing more quietly peaceful to … Continue reading

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