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Art

To love a painting is to feel that this presence is… not an object but a voice. ~ Andre Malraux ~ Love of Winter by George Wesley Bellows Okay, I am never going to love winter, but I do love this painting by George Wesley Bellows, who was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. I…

Nature

Broken Beauty Can there be beauty in brokenness? I believe there can be and is; and I also believe that beauty is not just in the eye of the beholder. When I bought this orchid, the stem was not bent; though a bent stem would not have been enough of an issue to disqualify the…

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The Zimmerman House At Least the Exterior I love touring historic homes, there is always something of interest, whether the home is historic because of its occupants or architect matters not all to me. Last month, we took Christine, who is an outstanding student of architecture, to see the Zimmerman House. I must say, we…

Nature

The Sun Rising in Maine I love the ocean. I do not know why I do not feature it more often, on these pages, or why I do not spend more time on the beach. This is a series of photographs inspired by Christine’s desire to see the sunrise in Maine.

In the Wild!

Taking Advantage of the Sun Kate spotted this turtle sitting on a rock, warming up a bit; and then noticed that he was not alone. Sure enough, there was a lizard, sitting on the bank of the canal, also sunbathing, as well!

Fiction

In general I am not an envious person, but I do so wish I could write something as beautiful as this story. I love this story. When I first read it, I identified with Buddy; now I feel a bit more empathy with the elder woman, time does have its ways. I miss being able…

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Faith Bradford’s Gift to You and Me   “The scale of this twenty-three-room house is one inch to one foot, accommodating the miniature furniture that Faith Bradford (1880-1970) played with as a girl and collected as an adult. She imagined the dwelling as the turn-of-the 20th-century household of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Doll, their ten…

Food – Cooking with Children

Cooking with Children     I am sure I have already shared with you my fond memories of cooking with my Mother; in the kitchen she was perhaps more easy going than anywhere else, I can think of, truly never saying no. My Mother would let me experiment, providing me, to the best of her…

In the Wild!

Baby Peafowl     It is easy to become jaded in the world today; however there are still those moments that fill us with wonder, if we are willing to run around someone’s else’s neighborhood and try to coax a mom and her baby’s to pose for a picture.     Undoubtedly, babies, whether human,…