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Travels and adventures

On the road, somewhere in the Catskills (New York).

If the Internet were everything it is cracked up to be, we would all stay at home and be brilliantly witty and insightful. Yet with so much contradictory information available, there is more reason to travel than ever before: to look closer, to dig deeper, to sort the authentic from the fake; to verify, to smell, to touch, to taste, to hear and sometimes – importantly – to suffer the effects of this curiosity.

~ Paul Theroux

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A not at all wordless Wednesday

Now blooming.

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

~Lily Tomlin

Relaxation means releasing all concern and tension and letting the natural order of life flow through one’s being.

~Donald Curtis

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Home

Welcomed home with open arms.
Welcomed home with open arms.

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.

~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

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A hike around the ranch

Yellows and greens.
Yellows and greens.

As the biocentric view suggests, the garden prospers when control is balanced by equal measures of humility and benevolence.  A balance is struck.  Control, servitude, respect, imagination, pragmatism, an ecological conscience, compliance, and a certain measure of mysticism and altruism all meld together to provide nurturance.  Try to separate various aspects into their constituent parts — grant any one of them the status of fundamental gardening definition and one soon skews the entire process.  Put them together again in the service of the two-way street called nurturance, and we express the state of grace called gardening.

~ Jim Nollman, Why We Garden: Cultivating a Sense of Place, 1994

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