Tag Archives: Weekly Travel Theme

Land Meets Water

In May, my beloved and I went out to the West Coast for a family wedding, and took advantage of the time to do some travel and sightseeing in the Bay area and north.  These are some images from small … Continue reading

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The Ephemeral Nature of Days… and of Gratitude

Morning has broken like the first morning Blackbird has spoken like the first bird Praise for the singing, praise for the morning Praise for them springing fresh from the Word   Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from Heaven Like … Continue reading

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The Slow Evolution of a New Home

When my beloved and I purchased our “fixer-upper” retirement home last year, we weren’t thinking The Money Pit – we were seeing possibilities. We had a home inspector and a contractor go through the house with us to help us make a realistic … Continue reading

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Crimson Cutouts

A few weeks ago, the Japanese Maple tree on our front lawn presented us with an amazing fiery display. For about ten days, each day it was a little more brilliant than the day before. And then, before we knew … Continue reading

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The (Three Dimensional) Image of a Being

For millennia, man has been creating sculpted, carved, and cast representations of people and animals. No matter where in the world you go, you will find statues. These pieces were made for various reasons, but many of them are designed to … Continue reading

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Beautiful Gardens, Elusive Dreams

OK, I confess. I had a sort of nerdy childhood. The heroes I hungrily read about were composers, artists, writers, kings and queens. My mother was particularly fascinated by Henry VIII and his family, the Tudors. She told us stories … Continue reading

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