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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
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This was spotted on my way home from the beach yesterday evening... My life is better than your vacation. So, assuming a lot, like if any of that is true, would you be the "My" in that sentence, or the "Your"? Maybe a little bit of both, I hope! Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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The thing about evacuating ahead of a powerful, deadly storm, that may or may not be a direct hit on your world, is that you say "goodbye" to your life, your things and your home, not knowing what you will find when you return. Here in St. Augustine, most of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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A Beautiful sunny holiday. Lots of families out to enjoy the beach, playing, fishing, reading in the sun. An overheard conversation about Hurricane Harvey - on people's minds - and another Hurricane barrelling toward the islands. But life must go on, if we are to make sense of any of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Well, for at least two weeks, I can account for my whereabouts! My first trip to Mexico! San Miguel de Allende- cobblestone streets, colorful houses and shops, lovely people, and steep steep streets, surrounded by mountains. A great vacation! Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Rain to the left of me, Rain to the right, here I am, stuck in the middle with a view! More from the Crescent Beach storm, 7.10.2017. That's the shrimp boat on the horizon! Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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In between the sky and the sea. Rain clouds closing in from the south and the north. Whenever a boat takes to the water, there is a story to tell. Storms, sea creatures, and the one that got away. There is always a story! Crescent Beach, storms brushing by and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Lucky shot! or The Visitor. Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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There is a boy named Aden and a creature named Godzilla, (who is sometimes a good guy and sometimes a bad guy) and me. Aden loves Godzilla and he loves to draw. So one day when I had on one of my striped shirts, Aden drew this for me. It's... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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I thought this might be the flower of the eggplant, because of the color, but it turned out to be a Pipe Vine, which is host to a certain caterpillar, which turns into a beautiful Swallowtail Butterfly! I will let you know if we get the butterflies! After last night's... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Every June, there are two wonderful weekends of beautiful Music at the Cathedral in downtown St. Augustine, with the greatest acoustics and world class musicians, it is heavenly! Handel, Mozart, Haydn, what can I say? Thank You! The Saint Augustine Music Festival, Saturday night. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Last call, last chance Last song, last dance Sometimes you just don't know when that's gonna be Hold me baby, give me a kiss Like tonight is all there is Cause there's a last time for everything It's a Brad Paisley song that someone mentioned in a piece I found... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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I didn't do it! "HONEY", the new kid on the block looking guilty for no apparent reason! Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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The stage lights at the Gipsy Kings' concert on Thursday night! St. Augustine Amphitheater. A good time was had by all! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Happy Flowers! Laine's Orchid and daisy! Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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If we regret or want to "do over" any part of our lives, we somehow betray our own selves - our younger, vulnerable selves. No Egrets! Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Isn't that sweet? No, I didn't do it! Replica of the Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine Beach. Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Hibiscus and Morning Glory on a morning bike ride through the neighborhood. So many beautiful flowers blooming these days and wonderful scents... Ginger, Magnolia, Jasmine... Hmmmmmmmm... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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One beautiful day after another... people go to the beach, the waves roll in and out again, pelicans fly in their lines. Just another day in Paradise! St. Augustine Beach, May, 2017. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Spiders and webs, what a brilliant idea! How did Mother Nature come up with these things? This spider is so curious that it is difficult to discern its head from its toe. There are so many secrets in life to unravel, it's astonishing. Reprinted from Laine's Blog, 2012. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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A Favorite Poem For the Anniversary of My Death By W. S. Merwin Every year without knowing it I have passed the day When the last fires will wave to me And the silence will set out Tireless traveler Like the beam of a lightless star Then I will no... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Here today... gone tomorrow. Deck flowers, April colors, 2017. Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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When the web of your days and nights gets so tangled that you start losing sleep, is it really so complicated? If you look your life in the eye, it's not all roses and buttercups AND it's not half bad either. All the loveliness, that is your life, outweighs the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Good Morning! Actually, this was a good night! Sunset at The St. Augustine inlet. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Worrying... It's quite a distraction... and then, well... Wonder on the other hand, it will lift you up and up and up! (I wonder what I will worry about today?) (I worry what I will wonder about tomorrow!) Just wonderin'. Here's a line from one of the poems in Mary... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud