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About Beauty Along the Road

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

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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The Hummingbird’s Gifts

What the hummingbird brings: Delight when you first appear in late April.  You bring the promise of spring and lively movement and sounds on my porch. Oh, the sounds: chattering and chittering, when you announce your presence; hissing, whistling and … Continue reading

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Out of Life’s Quagmires

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Lotus pond This 4th-of-July weekend (Independence Day in the US), I managed to combine learning more about the traumatic impact of cults and the (almost) unbearable beauty of lotus flowers. A perfect…

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