7 Tips for enjoying a Botanical Garden

Each time we pass by a beautiful botanical garden while on vacation, I sigh. When we had a family at home, we were always too busy to stop and if we did have time, I normally had 4 plus kids in tow and the idea of dragging them around a large flower garden didn’t seem […]

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Super Simple Watermelon-Blueberry Treat

Who doesn’t love watermelon on a hot summer day? This treat will cool you down in no time. This super simple watermelon shaved ice is the perfect antidote to the blazing heat- a great light and tasty dessert perfect for the whole family. Let’s get to it. Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 8 […]

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A page from Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s law is an adage or epigram that is typically stated as: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. I am having a series of unfortunate events and it seems as if I have landed smack dab in the middle of Murphy and his black comedy. Road Trip, European Vacation or Planes Trains and […]

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A Tea for all Times

Daily prompts for tea and satisfaction. Some of my earliest memories of visiting and sharing involve a cup of tea-always black, as the herbal varieties and certainly green tea was not yet available and so much a part of the current culture. My parents were largely coffee drinkers, and the pungent smell hanging loftily in […]

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Weekly Pleasures-July

Here again are some of my weekly pleasures. I encourage you to stop and think about all the small but nevertheless seemingly insignificant pleasures that cross your path this week. When you do so, you will likely find that your world is full of them… Quote-I found a great quote this week and have considered […]

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Control Freak

I think I am a control freak.  My phone rang. It’s Noah. “I just got to work and the lab is closed. I forgot it’s a holiday.” My first words…”So I hope you’re studying!” Silence. “Well…no,”  he adds reluctantly. “I’m composing a song.” I could hear the guilt in his voice. And I instantly know […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Collage

I got started on my Grateful Journal on January the first-a New Year’s resolution was to write in it every day for the entire year. I think I got to week 4 before I put it somewhere, and haven’t thought about it until today. That’s not to say that I haven’t been consciously grateful; I […]

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Mini-Travel Series-In a New York Minute

Start spreadin’ the news, I’m leavin’ today I want to be a part of it, New York, New York These vagabond shoes are longing to stray Right through the very heart of it, New York, New York! There are reasons why New York has so many monikers; The Big Apple, The Center of the Universe, […]

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Ferry me ‘cross the ocean

What is it about the thrill of a ferry ride? Is it the long blast to signal the launch of the voyage? Is it the ocean depths, where whales sail alongside as if taunting us Come play if you dare? Is it the anticipation of sharing a destination with a group of strangers? Where do […]

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North or South?

This past weekend I had the absolute pleasure of meeting a fellow photographer, who was so, so, well… ♡charming ♡funny ♡sweet ♡joyful and who works at the South Pole! She fascinated us with stories from the “ice” and we couldn’t get enough of her world that is the coldest place on earth. I mean, it’s […]

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