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Wordless Wednesday: Basking In the Stillness of Late Summer

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On a recent walk down our hill to the river, my sweetie noticed Sister Turtle basking in the sun. Like her, may we pause and savor Summer's pleasures. Blessings! Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: The Sentinel

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For over a week, we've been hearing a constant cacophony of hawk cries all throughout our Laurel Hill woods. John snapped this shot over our driveway. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Our New Neighbor

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Outside our bedroom window, through the closed glass and screen, John took this lovely shot of the new baby in the camellia bush getting lunch. Continue Reading

Wordless Wednesday: Barred Owl at the Little River

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Spread your wings and enjoy Wordless Wednesday. Three gorgeous shots by my sweetie John yesterday of a barred owl at our Little River, in Durham, NC. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: In Hawthorn-Time the Heart Grows Light

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"In hawthorn-time the heart grows light, The world is sweet in sound and sight.." from Tristram of Lyonesse, by Algernon Charles Swinburne. Blessed be. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Magical Waters

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It's Wordless Wednesday. Stop by today for 3 minutes of art, beauty, and serenity. Take the waters with me, and replace your stress with inspiration. Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Spring Beauty or Fairy Spud?

Spring Beauty, by John Rottet

Prized for its beauty and medicinal gifts, the Algonquins cooked the tubers like potatoes. Did they learn this from the Faery folk, hence the name? Continue Reading

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A Slightly Belated, but Heartfelt Happy Birthday to All You Gorgeous Taurus People

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You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead. George Lucas (Sun and Ascendant in Taurus)

Happy (slightly belated) Birthday to all you beautiful Taurus people! The Sun moved into your sign Tuesday! If you are a Taurus, you areContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Cosmic Dancers

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The ancients named our closest planetary neighbor for the Goddess of love and beauty. In seeing how our two worlds dance in space, they chose wisely.

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Wordless Wednesday: Budding Spring on the Faery Path

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Never Mind That Obscure Martyr – Today Belongs to Venus Aphrodite

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This is an encore post from past years with a few pertinent updates. In the name of blessed Aphrodite, let us reclaim this day of love in the true spirit of celebration, honoring the divine gift of all love. All pleasure. Consensual unions only, of every kind. Warmest merriments and blessings to you! ~ BethContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Our Camellias Think Winter is Over

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Wordless Wednesday: Breathe Along With Earth’s Passing Seasons

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(As usual, full screen is highly recommended.)

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Wordless Wednesday – The Final of My Series: Autumn Unfolding at Laurel Hill

You’ll need to make sure your volume is turned WAY up for the full experience. And to review past weeks, go back here, with earlier links posted one by one. Thanks for stopping by for this little series the past six weeks. ♥  

Help NC’s Best Environmental Stewards – And Have Fun, Too!

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all, our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope. ~ Wendell Berry It’s time once again for the NC Conservation Network’s Annual Fundraising Auction The North Carolina Conservation Network isContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday, Week 5 of Autumn Unfolding. Plus a Surprise Visitor.

Bonus surprise – a visitor (yes, fully grown) last week who decided to rearrange our bird feeder, our recycling, and our garbage can (and contents): If you are tracking these, here’s the link to last week’s post (which has the link to the previous week, etc.)

Belated Wordless Wednesday, Autumn Unfolding at Laurel Hill, Week 4

(Due to technical issues while I’ve been away, Wordless Wednesday is (obviously) late this week. This photo, taken by John on Wednesday, at the same time of morning as all the previous weeks, is unfiltered, unretouched, with only a frame added).

Sweet October

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  This year, I have come staggering and stumbling into October. Usually, I am bursting with joy, swirling into this rich, magical time that I adore. But there’s been the shocking, sudden death of a beloved friend, eight years younger than me… several work disappointments that I was not expecting… Hard and harder world newsContinue reading Continue Reading

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Wordless Wednesday: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

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Twenty Years Gone

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 Ripple Lyrics: Robert Hunter Music: Jerry Garcia If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung Would you hear my voice come through the music? Would you hold it near, as it were your own? It’s a hand-me-down, the thoughts are broken Perhaps they’re betterContinue reading Continue Reading

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