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Has spring finally arrived?

For the first time this year, I visited the Dallas Arboretum and wore a shirt with short sleeves! No jacket. It was 75 degrees. Perfect weather. I hope and pray that spring has finally arrived. And, there were big beds of yellow and purple flowers. Lots of flowers. “The flowers appear on the earth,” the […]

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Nature’s blessings

A fresh new bloom, a singing bird— All nature’s blessings, seen and heard! –Samantha Meyers

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A walk in nature

I love my walks in my neighborhood in Dallas, but I love even more walks in New Mexico. And, I’m in New Mexico visiting my brother—and we are taking walks! As John Muir once said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.” Or, she seeks, of course! –Joy

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Irish blessings to you!

I had my DNA tested recently—and discovered that I’m mostly Irish/English, with a little Scandinavian and a bit of Neanderthal. So, I am wishing you lots of Irish blessings. May your path bloom with shamrocks and your heart ring with song! –Joy

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Be merry and mellow!

This is one of my favorite autumn poems. I think I have posted it before! Sing apples and peaches and pears! Singe orange and scarlet and yellow! Sing green turned to glory To tell us the story That autumn is merry and mellow! –Elizabeth Rooney

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Moments of bliss

The leaves on one of the trees in my front yard are turning red. I am reminded of a quote from Emily Bronte: “Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree.” I wish you many moments of bliss during the coming holiday season. –Joy

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Beauty everywhere

Some of the trees in my neighborhood are turning bright red! “If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere,” Vincent Van Gogh once said. –Joy

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Pay attention

I have always liked these words from poet Mary Oliver. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. –Joy

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Orange juice for the ear

“Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears,” the neurologist and author Oliver Sacks once said. “It is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear.”

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Wonderful and terrible

There are good days and bad days. It turns out that yesterday was not a good day. I realized that I can see better with my old glasses than I can see with my new glasses with a new prescription. My husband Jerry is still ill. I found out that my neighbor has leukemia. I […]

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