Tag Archives: beauty

Beauty Break

An unexpected visitor – a debilitating backache – appeared four days ago. I suspect that over-consumption of toxic political news left the back door open for this unwanted house guest to slip in. It reminds me of another house guest … Continue reading

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A Rare Find

A couple weekends ago, my husband and I went for a drive to parts of the county we had not been to in years. As usual, I scanned the landscape for beautiful vistas and wildflowers. That morning, we saw scarlet-red … Continue reading

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Big Magic and the Creative Urge

When I was about half way through reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic, I realized that I wanted to remember the important parts of this book. The book called out to me: Pay close attention! So I started at the beginning … Continue reading

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Today was a Good Day

Sunday was a good day for a hike up on Spruce Knob, West Virginia’s highest mountain. The air is so clear that you can see for miles from the top. It’s a great day to ride motorcycles with a group … Continue reading

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Flowers and Their Personalities

What if flowers had personalities? They are living beings, they procreate, they evoke feelings and reactions in us, they are intelligent – doesn’t that qualify? Just take a look at these daffodils and their different styles and self-presentations. Lip-stick seduction: … Continue reading

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