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Sunday, May 31, 2015


The beginning is always today. - Mary Wollstonecraft

And today is splendidly amazing! One reason for that feeling…I am posting my 601st entry on this last day of May. More to come, so…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

double takes

Sometimes just staying in place shows us another perspective, reveals more than if we moved, so….

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Sunday, May 24, 2015


I loved a box of Crayola’s when I was a child, still do. When I lifted the top of my first one that held 64 crayons, my eyes grew wide with wonder. A world of possibility was contained in that orange and green box filled with colors that, up to that moment, I had never seen before. I get that same feeling of excitement each time I walk through a garden…

The natural shades coloring the world around us are just a hint of how much is out there waiting to be discovered. Open the box and…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015


I had a moment during a walk where fire, wind and water danced together...


…and a few steps away, water met air...

I was particularly spellbound by both, loved each moment that held me in place, connecting me with the elements.

In the air today close to the fire in the sky, the wind sending me home after a few days of travel. See you Sunday and until then…

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Sunday, May 17, 2015


So staying with the happiness is thing for another blog, I submit…

“Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”  - Nathaniel Hawthorne

I had a meeting at and subsequently toured one of the best kept secrets in Washington, DC this past week. I was in awe of the grounds filled with plants, trees, flowers, grass, water features and falls, paths both paved and dirt, trellis’s laced with florals, sculpture, a greenhouse, places to sit and so much more.  And sit I did at some point in a blue upright chair under an umbrella on a patio above the Japanese Garden overlooking a hill for sledding. I lost track of time and the world outside the gates. Quiet alighted upon me. A smile of contentment spread across my face settling me into serene comfort, my feet warming in the sun.

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.” – Richard Bach

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is far from a mirage. It is live and in color, layer upon layer of lush textured land in the midst of an untamed metropolis in constant overflow. Being there instantly became a place where I can just be and so I will…often. Maybe you’ll see me sometime if you…

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