The Week In Seven Photos

Imagination and escape became a theme in my life this week as I was not in the mood for the current reality. “If you want to escape this reality all you have to do is open a book and your imagination.” (unknown) Photography and books are wonderful avenues of escape as the cares of the…

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Peace Tree

I think of the trees and how simply they let go, let fall the riches of a season, how without grief (it seems) they can let go and go deep into their roots for renewal and sleep…Keep busy with survival.  Imitate the trees.  Learn to lose in order to recover, and remember that nothing stays…

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Thursday’s Double Feature

I love when you enjoy a book, tv series or movie so much that the excitement continues after it’s over and you find yourself immediately on the internet discovering other books written by the author or movies/shows with the same actors, or dashing off to Baskin-Robbins for Stranger Things ice cream or somehow torturing your…

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Flowers And Movies

While my mother and I may not spend many hours gardening together, we have enjoyed a lifetime of sharing books and movies.  One of those books was the 2000 New York Times best-selling memoir A Year By The Sea: Thoughts Of An Unfinished Woman written by Joan Anderson.  Over the years we’ve had many great conversations…

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The Week In Seven Photos

As I wander through the slow flying days thinking they’ve added an extra Thursday to the week,  somehow I’m a little surprised that the July 4th holiday has arrived.  My timing is definitely off since I actually tried to go out a few weeks ago to buy a few summer outdoor items to only discover that…

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Birds And Books

It was backyard birdwatching this weekend with a Pelee Island Winery Pinot Noir and the rare red-winged blackbird visitor did stop by along with the blue jays, cardinals and mourning doves. It is becoming more difficult to photograph birds in the backyard as Harper is currently intent on making sure Baby Yoda and her have…

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Birds and Books

Watching the great documentary, The Booksellers, about the New York rare book world inspired this weekend’s reading list of Book Row by Marvin Mondlin and Roy Meador about “the American story of the bookstores on Fourth Avenue from the 1890s to the 1960s” and Old Books, Rare Friends by Leona Rostenberg and Madeleine Stern “about the companionship of two rare…

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Monday Musings

With the easing of restrictions across the country coinciding with the holiday weekend, there was a sense on the news that many were on the move again.  There were lines for restaurants and bars, the campgrounds and beaches were full in many places and groups showed up at the park with their coolers and fishing…

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Morning Sky Reflections

So fine was the morning except for a streak of wind here and there that the sea and sky looked all one fabric, as if sails were stuck high up in the sky, or the clouds had dropped down into the sea. Virginia Woolf – To The Lighthouse

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