Author Archives: Beauty Along the Road

About Beauty Along the Road

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

Bird watching – flagrant voyeurism

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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…

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Wild Ember Sparking!

While I usually separate my just-for-pleasure blog, Beauty Along the Road, from my business blog Emerald Mountain Sanctuary, I felt nudged to introduce my readers to the business side of things.  There might just be a few people out there … Continue reading

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Where I am from

Where I am from I am from the dark soil of vineyards first seeded by Roman conquerors and still yielding a famous Riesling on the high slopes of the Rhine River. I am from the dimmed hopes of parents who … Continue reading

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A Resilient and Creative New Year!

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I found my theme for the New Year:   Resilience and Creativity. Hurricane Matthew, on its path up the Atlantic coast back in October, must have swept this large tree branch onto this…

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What I saw today….

We spent our pandemic Thanksgiving doing what we enjoy:  going for a drive through the mountains, no masks needed, no social distancing necessary – just me and my husband coasting along the empty, narrow, and winding country roads. We can … Continue reading

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