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Reedy River Waterfalls, Greenville, SC

Spring Travels – Greenville SC

Every season is probably a good one if you’re heading to Greenville, South Carolina.  For us (my son and I), our trip started at the beginning of what usually is prime-time spring.  It seems the crazy weather we had this year meant flowers and trees that usually bloom at the start of our trip had […]

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Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC, night

2017

A few weeks into a brand new year and I’m wondering how you’re doing on your “resolutions.”  Like most, I hope to shed a few pounds, exercise a bit more, and go wherever I can afford to go!  There’s been a little progress, a little frustration, a bit more hunger and sore feet, but every […]

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Ricketts Glen Waterfall

Pennsylvania

Just getting around to posting a little bit about my annual visit to Pennsylvania, my hometown.  It’s always bittersweet for me as I have no family left there anymore.  It’s just a tad weird to drive past the “family home” that grandparents built, remember our lives there, and see the current state of the house […]

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yellow tulip bud

Tulips

The beauty, elegance and simplicity of a tulip speaks to my heart.  I love these flowers!  The softness of a pink tulip in bloom is soothing, calming and almost makes me want to tiptoe around them.  They appear so delicate, yet withstand spring weather changes, rain and wind–at least for a short while.  These dainty […]

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Spring Cherry Trees Blossoms Gazebo Meadowlark Gardens

March 2016

March was a busy month for Mother Nature.  Azaleas and cherry blossoms bloomed early creating a beautiful spring palette of colors.  I didn’t make it down to the Tidal Basin in DC to see the cherry blossoms, but Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Va. were gorgeous.

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