Beauty Break

Soggy Trails

I’ve wanted to post something all day for World Poetry Day. I read this poem for the first time months ago and I can’t get it out of my head. I shared it with my youngest daughter this evening since it’s World Poetry Day and all. I recited the first two lines full of passion.…

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Whoever Abides

Today is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. Below is a blessing to mark the day. It brought to mind John 15:5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do…

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The Bright Side

Yesterday was another damp and dreary day, but the evidence of spring is all around. Sometimes the bright side isn’t easy to see, but it’s there. It is there. Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings.Not all things are blest, but theseeds of all things are blest.The blessing is in the seed. from Elegy in Joy…

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Another Look

Less than a month into winter and I’m counting the days until spring and paying close attention to every minute the days lengthen. It’s been an especially rainy and gray winter, so I looked for a cheery Beauty Break to share. I found this photo taken by my youngest daughter. There’s always another way to…

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Out of the Blue

Last month, out of the blue, I decided I’d visit my son in Colorado. He moved back to Boulder in April, and since then, I’ve wanted to see him and the mountains again. I kept talking myself out of it though. I shouldn’t take the time off work. I shouldn’t spend the money. And a…

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Thursday Sunset

I parked the car at my favorite running park Thursday evening. I needed a quick run to help relieve some workday stress and the weather was perfect for it. The air was cool and I had plenty of time before the sun went away for the day. Not long into the run, the sun shining…

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Sweet Gum

  I noticed this sweetgum ball in the middle of the trail where I walked last week because it was green and extra spiky. I picked it up and walked around the park several times as I rolled it around in my hand, switched it to the other hand, rolled it around, and switched again.…

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Big Shot

My husband and I recently visited the city where I went to high school. The city has changed a lot and I looked forward to my Saturday run so I could see some of the new sights. One of the most interesting was an outdoor art exhibition at The Hunter Museum of American Art. I…

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Buttercup

It felt like an unusually long winter. The damp chill in the air mixed with the persistent gloomy skies caused me to yearn for spring more than I have in years. After Mr. Groundhog saw his shadow, I counted the days and looked for signs of the warmer, sunnier days of spring. One early morning…

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Eclipse

My daughters and I went to Green Mountain for our eclipse viewing. It was exactly what we hoped for. Serene and beautiful. The eclipse began shortly after we arrived but I hiked the loop trail while the girls picked the perfect spot on the dock for us to watch the moon cover the sun. While…

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