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Take a minute…

You deserve to take a deep breath of fresh, fall air.
Look out your window.

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“Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.”–Thoreau

I told daddy if he gave me a list of his favorite “green” quotes, I’d put them on my blog. Mostly because he doesn’t read my blog and yet always asks me what’s going on in my life. To which I answer, “If you’d read my blog, daddy, you wouldn’t only know what was going on, but could even see pictures of it.” So, this is a bit of a test to see if he actually reads it. (Which I know he doesn’t.) And because all the quotes he gave me I found ironically to be from just one man.
Henry David Thoreau. (1817-1862)

Which is your favorite?


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Norfolk Botanical Gardens

I unplugged for a full week. No phone, no internet, no email. And it was….nice. So very nice. No one even noticed—except for Michelle, who thought I might be in the hospital. (Thanks Michelle!)

When things get too hectic, only one thing brings me relief. Nature. It helps us reconnect to priorities and life and pull back into perspective what’s most important.

Last year in Norfolk, my all-time favorite thing to do in the city was to use our annual pass at the Botanical Gardens. We visited as often as we could, and it was as close as I have even gotten to walking through peace. Wanted to share a little piece of peace with you…

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