Category Archives: beauty

French boutique in Amish country

I love unusual juxtapositions, don’t you? While in the Amish country recently, we discovered some pretty nice boutiques, including this one with all things French and beautiful. Here’s another view:   See the little bird next to the glass? I … Continue reading

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Slim Paley

The nicest thing happened on Saturday. I learned that Slim Paley, one of my favorite bloggers, put me on her blog roll! I have to tell you, her blog is amazing. I know that’s the most overused adjective these days, … Continue reading

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Since it’s Monday morning here, I thought I’d start with a peaceful, soothing image. Hope everyone had a great weekend. This was taken at a lovely public garden–one of our favorite places to just stroll and reflect on all the … Continue reading

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Imperfection and conformity

We had a lot of rain yesterday, so my coneflowers are a bit bedraggled. But imperfection can be photogenic too…. I think our culture is obsessed with perfection. Everyone on TV has to have perfect white teeth, perfect bodies, perfect … Continue reading

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Sad photos and monuments

A recent comment made me think about old photos and how they can make you sad, whereas paintings or drawings don’t. I know I experience a bit of melancholy when I see old photographs of people in an antique store. … Continue reading

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Claus Porto soaps are da bomb

Ever heard of Claus Porto soaps from Portugal? I don’t remember how I found out about them, but I’ve been a fan for about 15 years now. They are amaaaaaazing. Really big bars, but with indentations for your hand so … Continue reading

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