Author Archives: Beauty Along the Road

About Beauty Along the Road

A blog about discovering beauty in all its ordinary and extraordinary manifestations.

How to be hungry

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This is a bit of an odd post for me, and quite long, so I won’t be offended if poetry readers skip it. Mostly it is published so I/it can be there for myself if…

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What Age Has Brought Me

Last week, I sat down with a writer friend and we chose to write in response to one of Laura Davis’ writing prompts: What Age Has Brought Me. Thanks for the inspiration, Laura! I am at the younger end of … Continue reading

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Nancy’s Bird Nests

Nancy Spahr’s current exhibit of multi-media bird nests in Staunton, Virginia, is simultaneously inspiring and delightful…and disturbing. Delightful because she combines surprising detail, careful research, and creative combinations of materials and media in her art work. Take a look at … Continue reading

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Bird watching – flagrant voyeurism

A huge wild cherry tree near our house broke into full bloom around the middle of May.    So when I saw a pair of Baltimore Orioles cavorting in its branches, I thought they were eating the cherry blossoms.  In … Continue reading

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Dialogue with the Body

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Originally posted on The Beauty Along the Road:
I watched two swans go through their lengthy preening process, cleaning and smoothing their feathers with the help of their beak. How did they know which feathers needed tidying up and re-arranging?…

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