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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Thursday Travels: The Cabot Trail

The ship wreck (on the right in the distance).

The shipwreck (on the right, in the water, in the distance).

I have travelled around the globe.  I have seen the Canadian Rockies, the American Rockies, the Andes and the Alps and the Highlands of Scotland; but for simple beauty, Cape Breton outrivals them all.

~ Alexander Graham Bell

During the last Thursday Travels (A Friday edition of Thursday Travels:  The Ceilidh Trail), we left off at the shipwreck, just after visiting the Glenora Distillery.  It was shortly after this that we began our trek (okay, it was really a ride) on the Cabot Trail.

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Thursday Travels: The floating boardwalk

Looking down from the floating boardwalk. Prince Edward Island.

Last week I left us standing on the floating boardwalk in Greenwich, part of the Prince Edward Island National Park system.  The floating boardwalk takes you over Bowley Pond and eventually to the beach.

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Thursday Travels: A picnic lunch

A picnic table near Point Wolfe. Fundy National Park. New Brunswick, Canada.

When we last left off, our intrepid hikers were at the Point Wolfe Beach in Fundy National Park.  (In case you missed all the excitement — heh — previous posts from my trip to the Canadian Maritimes will be linked to at the bottom of this post.)  Hiking is hungry business so M and I decided to have a picnic lunch before starting our next hike.

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Everybody needs beauty (Thursday Travels)

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.

~ John Muir

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Moving inward (Thursday Travels)

Finally, we’re going to walk the interior portion of the Paint Mines. (If you’re new here and want to catch up, you’ll find a list of previous Thursday Travels at the bottom of this post.  Or, if you don’t want to catch up, all you need to know is that we’re at the Calhan Paint Mines in El Paso County, Colorado.)

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Some of my favorite things

Karma’s Photo Hunt this month is to photograph four of your favorite things.  I thought this would be really easy, but that turned out not to be true.  I have so many favorite things (and yes, that would include brown paper packages tied up with string…lol!) that I couldn’t make a decision about which four to feature.  I’ve cheated a bit by making some collages (with some new photos, but most from the archives) under general categories that have allowed me to include lots of my favorite things.  Since Karma specifically said “things,” I have not included people.  My family, of course, are tops on any list, but they are not things and that eliminated them automatically.  It made it easier for me, too, because none of them (as far as I know) wish to appear on the blog.  I don’t know why not.  I might make them rich and famous.  Okay, maybe not.  I don’t have that much blog traffic (another reason for them not to worry about showing their mugs around here).

The collage up above features one of my most favorite of things:  The pond and the land here at Breezy Acres, in all seasons and all times of the day.  Even when I’m complaining about the weather, I love it here.

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