Category Archives: Artistic Inspiration

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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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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Nancy’s Bird Nests

Nancy Spahr’s current exhibit of multi-media bird nests in Staunton, Virginia, is simultaneously inspiring and delightful…and disturbing. Delightful because she combines surprising detail, careful research, and creative combinations of materials and media in her art work. Take a look at … Continue reading

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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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