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About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.

A Walk in the Yard

I love to take a walk in our backyard. It is often an adventure of visual delights. I just captured these images a few minutes ago. In a recent storm a large branch of a peppercorn tree shattered and crashed … Continue reading

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A Sweet Reward for Dedicated Employees

Our daughter and her boyfriend have worked for the Mid-Peninsula Open Space District for many years. They are Heavy Equipment Operators. As a reward for their excellent service they have been selected to occupy a home in the Rancho San … Continue reading

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Delicate Beauties that Charm Me

What’s all this have to do with photos of beautiful flowers? They too have brought beauty into my life as I feel the warmth of the sun during my daily outings into my backyard when the walls of my home … Continue reading

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Helpful for Deeper, More Meaningful Friendships

I found some terrific questions on this list and believe many of you will find value in it. With Love and Gratitude,

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I love symbolism and contrasts in photographs. In these photos I took along my back fence I was, of course, attracted by the the beauty of the flowers themselves, but I especially enjoyed the many contrasts the scene elicited in … Continue reading

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Things I Found to be Fun, Interesting, and/or Beautiful

>>Today’s Funny While flying from Denver to Kansas City, Kansas, a lady was sitting across the aisle from a woman and her eight-year-old son. She couldn’t help but laugh as she heard the mother say to the boy, “Now remember…after … Continue reading

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A Special 4th With Military Families

My extended family and I enjoyed celebrating the 4th of July with Air Force and Navy personnel and their families at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Maryland this year. It seemed a most fitting way to celebrate our independence with those … Continue reading

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I Love this Quote

“When you’re good at something, you’ll tell everyone. When you’re great at something, they’ll tell you.” –Walter Payton Source: 1440

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Canyons Captured in Crystal

I awoke this morning, turned my head and saw these images reflected in my table lamp. With love and gratitude, Russ

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Greetings from Sunny California

Your kind welcome warmed my heart. Thank you. My Beloved planted sunflowers not long ago and one is already about twelve feet tall. Her green thumb combined with the fertile soil of Silicon Valley creates some amazing harvests. With love … Continue reading

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