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Old Friends Return

October 7, 2018

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Fall is my favorite season for many reasons, not the least of which is the arrival of pumpkins at our church.  There’s nothing subtle about their shapes and colors… toss in some crazy textures, and you have a perfect mix.   What’s not to love about the gourd family?! 

Homebodies

September 26, 2018

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Say hello to Camille the chameleon and Athena the gecko.  They currently reside at my sister’s home in their own high-rise apartments, complete with heat lamps, misters, and personalized environments.  Camille enjoys her lush rainforest decor with plenty of climbing opportunities, while Athena prefers a more modern space of minimum greenery and boxes and caves to explore.  

My friend J is their caretaker.   She knows their personalities inside and out and spoils them accordingly.  They lead a very pampered life.  

When they’re not eating or sleeping, I like to think that they spend their free time daydreaming.

Clouds and Cattails

September 22, 2018

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It was a grand day for cloud watching.

Air Bee and Bee

August 6, 2018

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It’s not just the turtles that I find fascinating at CNC.  This beautifully constructed and gorgeous hotel for bees really caught my imagination.  It’s like a giant sculpture waiting to be explored.  Luckily, I know better than to disturb the inhabitants’ beauty rest.

Parker Mills of Boy Scout Troop 433 organized his Eagle Scout Service Project around protecting native bees.  Who knew that some bees prefer their own suite?

When Turtles Fly

August 4, 2018

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H and I just visited the Chattahoochee Nature Center, where I was mesmerized by the turtles.  I’ve never seen quite so many dipping, diving, and floating within a hand’s reach.   The reflections of the clouds gave them some amazing superpowers.

Big Art

June 19, 2018

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We live near the city of Marietta, Georgia, where a growing focus on public art has made the city an increasingly exciting place to visit.  This past spring, the town celebrated its newly opened Mountain to River Trail with an invitation to local artists to contribute to a rotating exhibit of vibrant murals, sculptures, and installations along the way.  H and I recently spent a lovely evening exploring the side streets, where turning each corner brought a surprise burst of color and fun.  (Visit the Marietta Public Art Tour site for more.)

Refreshment

May 14, 2018

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Reflections on a warm day.