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The Birds!

The Birds!

The beautiful birds of the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler, TX. I think I did this the last time I visited the zoo – took tons of pictures of all the different parrots, toucan, cockateils, etc. They are just so

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Free Bike and Kite Weekend on Governor's Island This Weekend!

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Free Bike and Kite Weekend on Governor's Island This Weekend!

Here's your chance to see Governor's Island, by bike, before the developers go in and change it [and you know that's next] T ransportation Alternatives and the Governors Island Preservation

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"The Soiling of Old Glory" locale, Then and Now

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"The Soiling of Old Glory" locale, Then and Now

The best part of Boston, for me, is definitely the history.  And some of the most interesting historical events occured quite recently in the scheme of things – well after the American Revolution,

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Beach photo essay – this one's for the birds

Beach photo essay – this one's for the birds

My husband, when he was very young, watched the movie The Birds and to this day, large flocks of birds make him a little nervous. I wouldn't say he's afraid of them, but he does have a healthy

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Yosemite

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Yosemite

Lady Neeetah graciously invited me to join this group because I was visiting California and I did receive some wonderful advice about what to do in the San Francisco area with a few extra days.  The

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1, 2, 3, JUMP! A Trip to Hanging Rock Pass, McGregor Bay, Ontario (Photo Essay: 4th in a Series)

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1, 2, 3, JUMP! A Trip to Hanging Rock Pass, McGregor Bay, Ontario (Photo Essay: 4th in a Series)

This wall of rock was just MADE for adventuresome kids who like to climb and jump into the drink from high places! The Dawgs and Dad motored here in the little boat one afternoon this summer during our

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Lit Bit: Listen to Cicadas Here

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Lit Bit: Listen to Cicadas Here

p; nn It's been a few years since the last outbreak of Cicadas.   But from all the recent buzz, it seems they've returned. nn   nn My short story, "Cicadas," appeared

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Slatter Cemetery

Slatter Cemetery

Slatter Cemetery – we were driving around Sunday morning before church & had some time to fill. I saw the sign to this cemetery & convinced my Husband to drive over to it so I could take pictures

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Morning Coffee at the Cabin

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Morning Coffee at the Cabin

Morning coffee from Kona perks gaily in the white Swedish enamel pot on which is colorfully emblazoned “Coffee makes bright the spirit” in English, above the stylized rooster, colorful Swedish

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If it's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium – 9/16/08

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If it's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium – 9/16/08

Welcome back to Tuesday, as in "If it's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium."  Things have been crazy this week trying to get everything done before heading back to DC for a week of work

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Black Beach, Lanzarote Spain

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Black Beach, Lanzarote Spain

Lanzarote Spain one of the most intriguing places in Spain as it is one of the best beach holiday destinations in the country and perfect for anyone who seeks a unique experience. The beach coast is beautiful

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Pelican Beach

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Pelican Beach

On Saturday we my sons and I went with my friends from Denmark to the beach. We stayed out of the water (mostly) as the boys and I still had our colds, but there were still lots to see. Fort Lauderdale

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Gets there, but takes awhile…

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Gets there, but takes awhile…

While my sister was visiting this summer, she jokingly complained that she never gets mail from us, only emails, and then a package at the holidays. So I did what any good sister would do; just after she

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My Bedroom Wall has Gone Postal!

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My Bedroom Wall has Gone Postal!

This semester I have been finding all sorts of mail from all over the world in my mailbox. And I was running out of places to store it… I live in a dorm, so really, space isn't all that great. My

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Seminole Paradise – Hollywood, Florida

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Seminole Paradise – Hollywood, Florida

It has been a very busy week for me, as both of my sons and I have been sick, my oldest son turned six, and one of my childhood friends and her boyfriend came to visit South Florida. Last night

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Reflections on the Road: Abraham Lincoln on a Vietnamese Train

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Reflections on the Road: Abraham Lincoln on a Vietnamese Train

nn nn nn nn nn nn Rattle and Hum. Most know this as the title of a U2 album. But it can also describe something of the experience of riding a train. In some countries

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Rabbit in the Moon and the Moon Festival

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Rabbit in the Moon and the Moon Festival

nn Sunday, September 14 th is the date for this year’s Moon Festival (also known as The Mooncake or Mid-Autumn Festival) In Catonese, this mid-autumn festival is “Chung Chiu”,  in Mandarin

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If it's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium – 9/9/08

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If it's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium – 9/9/08

This week, If it's Tuesday, This Must be Belgium takes us to…Virginia?  A bit of a change of pace, since I haven't traveled anywhere new in the last month.  Plus, I'll be in Washington

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A step back in time part 2

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A step back in time part 2

The Normans gave to York its most famous building The York minster.They were a godly people who worshiped in the Catholic faith.and for many years the York minster stood as a place for Cathlic worship.The

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A step back in time

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A step back in time

Step back in time with me to a time when a city was born. true story a story of Romans,Normans.Of infamy ,of war ,of a building built over 1,000 years ago and still standing a testament to Norman builders.Of

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MY HOME TOWN IN PICTURES – Vacation 2008

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MY HOME TOWN IN PICTURES – Vacation 2008

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Summer in the Poconos

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Summer in the Poconos

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Christiansvaern Fort

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Christiansvaern Fort

The Danish went about securing the port by building a fort. Here are some photos of a traditional style fort and yes, the color is true to the original. Here is the iron gate with scroll work beckoning

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Summertime Flora and Fauna, Northwest Style

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Summertime Flora and Fauna, Northwest Style

Summer brings flowers, and those who love to eat them…

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