Author Archives: Beauty Along the Road

About Beauty Along the Road

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

A Burst of Color in Winter

When I look out my window and see the bright colors of our wood shed, it makes me smile. Winter’s color palette is notoriously limited, especially on a dreary, sunless day. A reminder of summer’s vivid tones helps to soothe … Continue reading

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Simplifying the Not-So-Simple Life

Originally posted on The Beauty Along the Road:
When my husband and I decided to leave congested Washington, DC behind and pursue the “simple life” in the country, we really didn’t know what we were getting into. Our property consisted…

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Beauty – Where Have You Been?

If you ignore beauty, you will soon find yourself without it… But if you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life. (Frank Lloyd Wright) The US election in 2016 and its ongoing aftermath … Continue reading

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Chestnut Harvest

My Chinese Chestnut tree is finally beginning to bear a good amount of nuts. After a few frosty nights, about half of the nuts have fallen to the ground; the other half is still clinging to the tree. I collected … Continue reading

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Spring Foraging

Originally posted on Emerald Mountain Sanctuary:
Now, at the end of May, the air is fragrant with the delicate floral aroma of black locust blossoms. Black locust trees (Robinia pseudoacacia) are well known for the durability of their wood; not…

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