Create a Garden Worth the View ~

On a gloomy day, I needed some sunshine, or at least something to make me pause and smile. Perusing through some favorite quotes, I happened upon this beauty: “Take care of your garden, and keep out the weeds; fill it up with sunshine, kind words and kind deeds, ” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. This quote …

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How Do You Envision Your Hook?

The afternoon started with a loud clap, that of what seemed to be cracking thunder.  As Oldest described it, "It was as if I watched it all happen in slow motion."  Isn't that how accidents seem to happen?  You're aware of what's taking place, but it all seems surreal, as your eyes try to take …

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When Mother Nature Speaks ~

When Mother Nature speaks... ... sometimes it's with a gentle whisper that says, "Realize the love that surrounds you!" original photo credit:  D. Rives

Equal Importance ~

It was a peaceful day, a quiet day in the college dorm; a rarity, I’m sure.  As I stood there in Oldest’s dorm room, looking out her window, I was so pleased to see that she had a lovely view of a peaceful path.  The brilliant autumn colors were scattering down to the ground and …

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Here Comes the Sun… Little Blogger ~ Here Comes the Sun

Spring is definitely present in the South.  We have experienced the sun, rain, wind, heat, and along with the heat.... my favorite ~ the beginning of the humidity!  Now all kidding aside, the humidity here in the South is NOT my favorite, and it never will be.  The only way that I can tolerate the …

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What’s Your Footprint?

It's pretty common nowadays to be concerned with one's footprint.  Do you recycle?   Do you buy recycled?  Do you grow your own food?  Do you eat left-overs?  Do you ride your bike to work, or walk?  Bottom line... what do you do to leave a small footprint on our world? Is it a small …

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Irene…the rumors you stir!

Over the past several days there’s been this recurring topic and her name is Irene.  She’s not the nosey neighbor or the meddling in-law, but the very real and threatening storm… the kind that gains strength and then slows…. oh, and gains strength again…. the hurricane kind of storm.  She has relatives, known to me …

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The Great Lesson… it’s so SIMPLE!

"The great lesson... is that the sacred is in the ordinary, that it is to be found in one's daily life, in one's neighbors, friends, and family, in one's back yard."  ~Abraham Maslow~ Maslow's words are so simple and to the point; however, the thought is so eloquent.  His carefully chosen words seem to sum …

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To Bloom

The weekend was coming to a close all too quickly, as they usually do.  The projects around the house, the errands to be run, the people and places to see ~ some components of the list had been crossed off, while others were patiently waiting to be completed.  Isn't it nice of the ironing to …

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