Tag: nature

Happy Thursday

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. Sarah Ban Breathnach

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A Spring Walk

Several weekends ago, I took a lovely walk at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Not surprisingly, I came home with over 300 photos. It was so much fun! There was so much to see and marvel over.  I felt like I could oohhh and aahhh over the flowers all afternoon long. The beautiful spring came; when Nature resumes…

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Spring Came

Today’s theme for Six Word Friday is “spring”, an appropriate word considering the flowers in bloom that I showed you recently.  However, there is one other sign that spring is coming – and I am right another year – haven’t missed one yet – YES! – spring comes with snow shivering robins A few weeks ago,…

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Spring Is Coming Early

Today’s theme for Six Word Friday is “bare”, which is a good way to describe this unusually mild winter in central Virginia: Bare trees no more, spring comes. Last year was snowy and icy for most of the winter.  One of my Nancyism’s – that’s true even here in Virginia – is that spring doesn’t…

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Taking A Walk In January

I got off work early enough on Saturday to take a walk at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens. Not too surprisingly, the gardens were fairly empty.  The temperatures have dropped considerably and the wind had a bite to it. I hadn’t intended to wear my winter coat to walk, but did so as I’d left my…

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Clear Trees Gave Visibility

I’m so thankful that our miniature pinscher was inside snoozing when this visitor came by.  The trees are clear of leaves, so there was good visibility to see that the tree suddenly acquired something additional.  The hawk was big, so it’s probably a female redtail in winter plumage. It was facing our neighbor’s yard until it heard my…

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Riot of Color

Apparently I didn’t get enough of the fall colors from earlier this week.  Yesterday I went both to our local park and the botanical gardens.  The trees are a riot of colors in central Virginia and although the air was cool, I had a great time walking all morning and taking pictures. Word for tomorrow…

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Air In The Mountains

Henry David Thoreau once said, Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each. I can’t believe it’s already early November.  2011 has flown by.  I’ve enjoyed my life this year, but each day goes by so quickly.   I look back over…

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Sunk Costs = Skyline Wandering

As I was musing on how to use today’s word, I did a Google search and found the term, “sunk costs”, a term I have not used for a long, long time.  Wikitionary defines it as “a cost that has already been incurred and which cannot be recovered to any significant degree.” Which explains perfectly…

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