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About Beauty Along the Road

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

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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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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The Dance of the Peacock

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Originally posted on The Beauty Along the Road:
Stranded in Florida for 24 hours because the airline cancelled my connecting flight, I found the nearest botanical gardens for entertainment. Indian peacocks paraded around the grounds delighting visitors with their size…

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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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