Author Archives: Beauty Along the Road

About Beauty Along the Road

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

Introducing my Emerald Mountain Sanctuary blog

Hello to all my Beauty Along the Road readers! I would like to introduce you to a second blog which I started on my business website, Emerald Mountain Sanctuary. My husband and I recently completed the construction of a small … Continue reading

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Serene Sunday

A perfect day – cool, blue sky, no deadlines… only spaciousness, timelessness, and serenity. So we embarked on a Sunday drive to nearby Pocahontas County (West Virginia), down to the Greenbrier River. Today, the river water reflected bridge pillars and … Continue reading

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Autumn Festivals in the Black Forest – Sasbachwalden

Harvest festivals mark the transition from summer into autumn by showcasing the bounties of the region. When I visited the Black Forest (Schwarzwald) in Southwestern Germany last October – the area where I was born and lived for the first … Continue reading

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Sunflower Fields Forever

Saturday was my get-away day. I didn’t mind getting up at sunrise to drive over the mountains so I would arrive at Hope Field before the crowds hit and the sunlight became too harsh. Hope Field is a vast field … Continue reading

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Summer Porch Textures

From my summer porch, I observe much of what’s going on around me without necessarily being seen. Since we can’t see our human neighbors through the trees, animals and plants become the subjects of my voyeuristic tendencies. When I saw … Continue reading

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