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Rainstorm Revelry on a Cloudless Day

I love rainstorms, reveling in the many sounds they make, the feel of raindrops on my skin, the sight of each as it splash-dances onto whatever it touches, the way rainstorms freshen the air, and the promise in the very … Continue reading

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Rainstorm and Rainbow Revelry on a Cloudless Day

I love rain drops and rainstorms, reveling in the many sounds they make, the feel of raindrops on my skin, the sight of each drop as it splash-dances onto whatever it touches, the way they freshen the air, and the … Continue reading

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Don’t Mess With Mama Raccoon!

Several years ago my family went camping in a park filled with beautiful redwood trees and ferns–two of my favorite plants. We enjoyed a pleasant, relaxing day and evening–-until shortly after we tried to go to sleep. Our then-teen-age son … Continue reading

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Smiles

I was out watering my ferns and redwoods this afternoon when this came to me: Smiles They warm my heart and spirits And never go out of style Like the beaming ones that couples show As they walk together down … Continue reading

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I Got A Liebster! What’s a Liebster?

Judysp kindly nominated me for the Liebster award in her blog A Daily Thought at http://judysp.wordpress.com/. I highly recommend that you check out her thought-provoking, touching, and fun blog. I cut and pasted most of her post below: “What is … Continue reading

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Paradise

My beloved wife and I spent today in paradise. We walked in an ancient redwood forest along a large creek with clear flowing water, small waterfalls, and deep pools. All around us towered my favorite tree as we walked among … Continue reading

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This Sunshine Award Warmed My Heart

GinaV of http://professionsforpeace.wordpress.com/ recently honored my blog with the Sunshine Award, and included the following: “Hello Russ, your heart-warming blog has become a favorite place for me to visit for uplifting and thought-provoking material. You are an everyday hero to … Continue reading

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