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“Sweet Dreams, Lilac”

  The smell of moist earth and lilacs hung in the air like wisps of the past and hints of the future. (Margaret Millar) Ahhhhhhh…the melodious scent of lilacs is practically enough to put me into a trance. I can’t really think of another more distinctly memorable essence with such direct links to my childhood.… Continue reading “Sweet Dreams, Lilac”

Blog, Happy, Memoir, Photography, Sweden, Travel, Vacation, Wishes, Writing

Metro-politan Surprise

Stockholm is surely an urban planner's dream. Everything works. Everything looks good. – Janine di Giovanni Exactly one year ago tomorrow I woke up in a charming boutique hotel in an area of Stockholm, Sweden called Solna. The sun was streaming in through the windows and it was a gorgeous day. I was nearly over… Continue reading Metro-politan Surprise

Nature Photography, North Carolina, Photography, Photos, Travel, Vacation

In My Mind I’m Going to Carolina

I just returned from a short trip to the Outer Banks, aka OBX...barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. The sunrises and sunsets are incredible. Here's one of my sunrises this week:   — Raina K Morton October 16 2014 *Lyrics by James Taylor - "Carolina In My Mind"

Canada, Nature Photography, Nova Scotia, Photography, Rumi, Summer, Travel

Rumi’s Words…by the Sea

[Each photo can be enlarged by clicking on it] Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees. — Rumi Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it. — Rumi The moment I first heard love I gave… Continue reading Rumi’s Words…by the Sea

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Summer Squalls over the Blue Ridge Mountains

Far off views of the rain from summer squalls pouring down onto the Blue Ridge Mtns, simultaneously mists rise up from the around the mtns in Shenandoah National Park forest, at sunset...

Photography, Photos, Sweden, Travel, Vacation

~My Photo Share~ #13

A Snowy Evening on Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden March 2014 — I snapped this photo as we were cutting through a side street on our way to the fabulous "Fem Små Hus" restaurant on the island of Gamla Stan, on a trip to Stockholm, Sweden back in March. It had begun to snow just before… Continue reading ~My Photo Share~ #13

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~My Photo Share~ #11

"Dad of 3 Daughters?" I think I've taken 6,487 photos of them & this "house" by now. They must be close to fledging. I took this one this morning. The Mom's been doing most of the feedings today, then this one happened!! To me it looks like the Dad is looking staunchly right at me… Continue reading ~My Photo Share~ #11