Tag Archives: beauty

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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Crossing the Threshold into Spring

Just a few days after yet another snowfall, I ventured into the woods. From a distance, the forest still looked very much like a late-winter forest. But, wait, there was algae growing in the stream bed and insects walking on … Continue reading

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Three Weeks in Bali: Arrival

Chapter 1. Arrival. With a sigh of relief, Anya settled into the backseat of the taxi. She had been traveling for more than 30 hours since she left her home in Virginia and her 54-year old body was begging for … Continue reading

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