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Tag: nature

On the Trail – Sometimes the Wildlife is the Least of Your Problems

View From the Hiking Trail:

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Mood Reading:  ZZZ’s (I know it’s just a piddly hour difference – but this daylight savings thing is kicking my butt.  (I hate waking up when it’s dark – and often just don’t!)

There are two kinds of people in this world:  dog-lovers and everyone copy 3

It’s not that I don’t like those in the latter category, on the contrary. I Read the rest of this entry »


Any “Port” in the Storm…preferably with a hint of chocolate essence and a silky smooth finish!

View From the Deck : (of the cabin – in the non-stop rain)

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Mood Reading: ZZZ’s (would have been more Z’s but kept waking up to see if power came back on.)

So, after a wonderful week in Charlotte N.C. visiting the offspring (who opened their home and hearts to us for a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday) I am trying to recover from the week of over-indulgence by a trip to the cabin and some (ahem) healthy eating and exercise.  I drove the 2 hours it takes yesterday and made it as far as the little country store in town before Read the rest of this entry »