Author Archives: Beauty Along the Road

About Beauty Along the Road

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

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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Snow: Co-Creating the Story

I was planning to spend today very differently, but it just kept snowing and snowing. By mid-afternoon, about 10 inches had completely transformed the landscape. Surrendering to the new shape of my day, I took my camera for a walk … Continue reading

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Dots, Trance, and Magic – Aboriginal Paintings

Last week, I visited the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection of the University of Virginia, the only museum in the United States dedicated to the exhibition and study of Australian Aboriginal Art. I was the only visitor for much of the time … Continue reading

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Hidden Beauty Along the River

A bit of cabin fever….                               a drive along a West Virginia river…. After a brief warm period, ice was beginning to re-form along the calmer stretches of the river. The thin edges of surface ice surprised with their delicate filigree … Continue reading

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