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Quilt Show Day

During one of my off days, I visited a quilt show in Jacksonville, FL. The show had over 400 quilts, and my feet ached afterward! Lots of vendors offered cool fabrics and tools, but I was selective and bought only a few treasures. Lots of motivation and I’ve been creating some new things. From the…

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Field Day

I took a few photos while out monitoring invasive plants. These only give a feel for a small lake ecosystem. While we were working, the gal holding the turtle found a native lily. She has been looking around here for 10 years. It was an exciting moment. They took photos and set GPS markers. More…

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Nature Deficit Disorder

I need some access to the things civilization offers, like good libraries, good coffee, and good medical care. I also need to be out of civilization, preferably out in the boonies. Without time in nature, I am lost. I reflect on other souls who felt the dual pull of the wilderness and the perks of…

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Sunday Reflection: Wilderness Time

I have been focusing, in my Sunday Reflections, on travel (bicycle, snow-shoes, motorcycle, auto, plane, train, RV) and the connection to the more subtle spiritual life journey. I know motorcyclists who must ride, walkers who must walk, paddlers who must paddle, travelers who must board a plane, others who take off in the RV. Backpackers,…

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Arrival in Florida

I am here safely! I misplaced my computer cord while driving down here, which is why I have not written. I have so much to share. I am overflowing with many blessings. “Here” is Ordway-Swisher Biological Station”, outside of Gainesville, FL. The station is about 9,500 acres of restored Florida habitat—classic live oaks draped with…