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Category Archives: my life

Roam New Roads

Whether you are an avid photographer or simply someone who embraces life, Roam New Roads is all about exploring, capturing, and living. It’s a great theme for life, period, but it’s a also a simple concept to embrace as a theme in our lives whether for 2017 or for life!   My photos have taken […]

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wishing you …

As this year fades to an end allowing the New to bloom and blossom, I thank each and every one of you for your visits here, my online living room. Most of all I’ve appreciated when you take time to leave me a note and times when you’ve touched my heart by sharing some intimate or […]

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a toast to this season

Susan Licht offered the most perfect excerpt on her blog from a John O’Donohue poem and I am, in turn, sharing it here with you also. May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention. … May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder. […]

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stains your mouth with morning

Strong Coffee by Anne Higgins Strong coffee smells like a current of warm southerly air in the climate of dawn. Strong coffee gets stronger when poured back through the grounds. Opaque, thick, hot, bitter for waking up, the caffeine pumps through your center, stains your mouth with morning, with going to work, surprises you with […]

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gratitude and observances

I love morning light, stormy skies, damp fog, wandering shadows, the scent of forests and rain, the rhythms of the sea, squishy yarn, simple things in life, time shared with friends, the dog on my feet, handmade gifts, and spending time with my son and granddaughters. If you’re a fan of Mary Oliver, you may have already […]

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She raised me up

I tend to view this blog like my virtual living room, and am so grateful when it appears that’s how you think of it too. Get comfy, I’ll burn a candle and light the fireplace. My mother has been in my thoughts more than usual so I thought I’d talk about her here. She had a beautiful […]

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