Tag Archives: nature

The Gift of Rain

“Nothing reminds us of an awakening more than rain.” ― Dejan Stojanovic I am standing on the porch watching the rain come. It is beautiful. It seems to dance on the glistening foliage before falling to the ground and then … Continue reading

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Up Periscope

“Fresh water. This is so great and all to myself.” “Hey! Where did you come from?” “I guess we can share. There’s more than one stream.” “Treading water gets awful tiresome.” “Aah! That’s better. This is the life. Florida living … Continue reading

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One Trip Every Month: Cathedral of Trees

“I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree” ~ Joyce Kilmer Of all the years we lived in Western North Carolina and hiked the trails surrounding us, we had never been to the Joyce … Continue reading

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Bridges of Tranquility

“Golden bridge, silver bridge or diamond bridge; it doesn’t matter! As long as the bridge takes you across the other side, it is a good bridge!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan Magnolia Plantation located south of Charleston, South Carolina, lies along … Continue reading

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No Condos Here, Yet

Our little island works hard at keeping land developers at bay. It is zoned primarily for agriculture which is what keeps its rural charm, a part of old Florida that still remains. Several times a week, I pass by this … Continue reading

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Living with the Manatees

I do not have to travel far to be in the midst of wildlife, the feathery kind that perch in the branches of the mangroves (herons and egrets) or those massive creatures of the water that find their way up … Continue reading

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The Fishermen of Halong Bay, Vietnam

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru Beautiful Halong Bay. Mesmerizing … Continue reading

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