Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

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Chanticleer Gardens

Pretty in pink: a little girl’s ruffles, the hem of a ballerina’s tutu, frosted rosebuds on a birthday cake, Easter Sunday crinolines, bubblegum bubbles snapping, shaving cream foam, an explosion of pink fireworks, billowing clouds of cotton candy—pure pleasure.

Daily Gratitude: a peaceful morning baking; plenty of sunshine with zero humidity; the big sound of the tiny house wren

Quote of the Day: I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom. ~Simone de Beauvoir

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

                   

Daily Gratitude: seeing the talents of a wonderful music teacher’s hard work come to fruition; peace and quiet on Somers Avenue; getting a hug from a former student’s mom

Quote of the Day: You have to be odd to be number one.     ~Dr. Seuss

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Spare

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Chanticleer Gardens

Chanticleer Garden is one of my favorite garden destinations. If it weren’t almost two hours away, I would visit more often. The gardens are laid out in such a way that one must meander through the winding paths… and often off the trails to get a better view, to trigger my long-term memory for the name of the flower, to touch, to smell., to delight. While walking downhill and giving all my attention to a field of pink and white fleabane to the right, I could see an imposing cloud of white out of the corner of my eye. Crossing the path, I beheld a small grove of giant snowball bushes without one branch to spare for another flower head.

Daily Gratitude: a relaxing day on the beach with a good friend and a breeze; beet seedlings looking healthier; starting a new novel!

Quote of the Day: Give, but, if possible, spare the poor man the shame of begging. ~Diderot

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Jubilant

Weekly Photo Challenge: Face

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Asian Hair. (Nothing to do with the theme–a rant, if you will.) Just recently, Shihoh, a Japanese friend of mine, were talking about haircuts. She pointed to her son and made the remark that the hairdresser made to her: I don’t know how to cut this type of hair. Well, how many times over the years have I heard that same remark made to me!

So, what is so different about our hair that makes it too difficult to cut? The strands are too round? There’s too much hair? Too coarse? What? What? What is the answer?

Daily Gratitude: a lush garden after all the rain; the opening of my first iris; watching a baby bunny selectively much his way through the garden

Quote of the Day:

It’s not the face, but the expressions on it. It’s not the voice, but what you say. It’s not how you look in that body, but the thing you do with it. You are beautiful.        ~Stephenie Meyer

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

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Ever an awesome sight, we were fortunate to have rafted along, hiked, and flown over the Grand Canyon.

Daily Gratitude: spending a rainy morning making small mosaics; breakfast “down the street”; the brief appearance of The Sun

Quote of the Day: I remember a hundred lovely lakes, and recall the fragrant breath of pine and fir and cedar and poplar trees. The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets. It has given me blessed release from care and worry and the troubled thinking of our modern day. It has been a return to the primitive and the peaceful. Whenever the pressure of our complex city life thins my blood and benumbs my brain, I seek relief in the trail; and when I hear the coyote wailing to the yellow dawn, my cares fall from me — I am happy.           ~Hamlin Garland, McClure’s, February 1899

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