Flower dreams

Blossoms on High Street in West Chester, Pennsylvania.  (April 2007)

Blossoms on High Street in West Chester, Pennsylvania. (April 2007)

In my dreams, I never have an age.

~ Madeleine L’Engle

Last night (well, really it was early this morning) I had a dream that was filled with flowers.  Someone was teaching me to identify wildflowers by their leaves, their blossoms, and their stems.  Wouldn’t it be nice to learn through dreaming and wake up with a head full of knowledge you didn’t have when you went to sleep?

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Routine

Winter colors

Winter colors

As long as habit and routine dictate the pattern of living, new dimensions of the soul will not emerge.

~ Henry Van Dyke

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Medina Raptor Center

At the Medina Raptor Center

For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return.

~ Leonardo da Vinci

(Quote is from the sign posted on the tree in the above photo.)

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Sunday scramble

And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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Blue Hen Falls

Blue Hen Falls, also located in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, is described on various websites as small, not interesting, and unimpressive.  It is small compared to Brandywine Falls, and perhaps not as interesting or impressive, but I thought it was beautiful, and certainly much more peaceful even though this waterfall was also running more water than usual.

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Bubbly

The party went well.  I am fairly certain a good time was had by all.  Everyone looked happy.  That’s usually a good sign.

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365: One amazing year

Well.  Here it is.  The last day of my year-long commitment to get outside every day and blog about it.  All I can think of to say about it right now is:  It has been one amazing year.

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