Tag: nature

Conductor Of My Symphony

William Henry Channing (1810 – 1884), is credited with this inspirational quote about life: To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think…

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Chasing Fall Colors – Day 3

My favorite boy toy and I were out all day yesterday to take pictures.  We hiked up and down hills and stairs, visited battlefields, and did some driving around the countryside. After a late supper, we went straight to bed, which is why there were no photos this morning for you. Today was a drive back the…

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Chasing Fall Colors – Day 2

My favorite boy toy and I spent all day yesterday outside, hiking and taking pictures.  Needless to say, we were pretty tired by the end of the day.  The lighting wasn’t too good, but adjusting my pictures will have to wait for a different day. Here’s some more pictures for you.  We’re having fun exploring and I will share…

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Myth Busters Quiz

For a change of pace, we are having a pop quiz to see how many urban myths you can identify as false.  There are three questions here, and a bonus question at the end. Ready?  Here we go! Now that the garden is down, does it still require extensive guarding from danger? Very good!  For the second…

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Pale Skies Are Pretty

I love taking pictures of clouds.  I have no idea what I’ll do with them, but I ooh and aah over them to no end.  I’m actually struggling a bit with this right now and have taken off a few days from my photo a day project.  I love my pictures of clouds and flowers,…

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Within A Book, Gems To Discover

As I’ve mentioned before, I love reading.  It entertains me, relaxes me, makes me knowledgeable and helps me to live a better life.  Within each book, even the mysteries I love so much, there are gems of wisdom to discover.  A few books though are truly spectacular, including Nina Sankovitch’s memoir, “Tolstoy and The Purple Chair“. After…

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Rake Leaves For Fun

One of the places we lived allowed leaves to be burned in the yards.  Our yard, while small, had a number of mature trees.  I enjoyed going out to rake the leaves and exercise in the cool air of fall.  We set aside a corner of the yard for burning the leaves; it was so satisfying…

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Buffer In The Pantry

I’m so glad that I keep a well stocked pantry.  It’s a buffer against surprises when I’m cooking.  Last night, I prepped a Cooking Light Recipe, chicken sate with peanut sauce.  I went to open a squeeze bottle of lime juice, only to find that it was open and crusty, even though it was brand new from the…

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