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Late fall color in Linville, North Carolina.

Reflection of Fall at Ripkin Lake, Tennessee.

It’s still hard for me to think about, or even plan, travel at this time – but I do miss the adventure. This year’s cancellations were, of course, due to Covid-19; but the year prior we had some cancellations for a much happier reason, the birth of our first grandchild! Family-time with grandkids trumps even the best trip! We are blessed to have so many wonderful travel memories, this one from a… Read More

For years my husband has been picking up feathers for me. I don’t know what it is I love so much about them, I just know I do. In Florida, he finds a lot of peacock feathers, but here in North Carolina, it’s usually turkey feathers. As it turns out, our cat, Pippi, also loves feathers, so I’ve had to keep them far out of reach from frisky paws. For as long… Read More

In Miami’s sub-tropical weather spring is barely noticeable, that is until you hit the summer heat. Coming to the mountains in the spring is like a right of passage for us. I think my favorite sign, is the beautiful peonies that are gone way too soon.   Other indications are sightings of baby animals (groundhogs here), the first bird nests and hatchlings, elegant blooms such as iris and clematis, and the return of… Read More

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