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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
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Whichever way the wind blows, so blows the fog, and clings when the weather insists. Top of Bald Mountain, the Appalachian trail on the right, and a well trod trail it is. © Laine Quinn 2018 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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On top of the mountain the frozen fog persists! Bald Mountain, at the Appalachian Trail, with a view of 5 different ranges and frozen fog clinging to the branches. © Laine Quinn 2018. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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I'd almost forgotten that daffodils were my Mom's favorite flower. She'd be 100 this year, if she had survived her difficult challenges - impending divorce, depression, alcoholism. Back in the 70's it was all behind closed doors. I'll never know her as a wise old woman, but as a woman,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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March winds, and look at the trees. What are they whispering to each other and now they are laughing! How many years have they stood side by side chattering in the wind and silent in the calm air? How many years? How many stories in all that time? Old souls,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Stop worrying, be here now, or the days will slip away in the river of time, and THIS is all we have, This NOW. Just trying to take my own advice as I ponder the reflections at Moultrie Creek, 2.02.2018. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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"Are they coming?" "Yes, I see them now." "You look good." "You're a sight for sore eyes too!" "It's funny, you and me. I never imagined that I'd fall in love with...well, you!" "Yeah, it is funny. You're not changing your mind are you?" "No, even if I could, I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Well, the rest of the story from yesterday's post is this: when I am reading a book and have to put it aside to do other things, the characters stay with me, sort of like parallel lives. I am wondering how that date is going to go with the hired... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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That's what a good story provides, a Parallel universe. Introducing characters and places that you never imagined or would ever bump into in your everyday life. Between books and some of the marvelous shows streaming on television, you can be in outer space one minute, in Kabul the next, or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Haiku Coming towards the end of my life flashbacks so clear the star - not so cool By Laine When you get to the last chapters of your life, there are flashes from your past, like movies, and you are the star. (A good chance for humility and forgiveness.) Original... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Breathe Walk Smile Thich Nhat Hanh Back to basics, one of my first teachers' best advice. Sunset, Moultrie Creek, from Vaill Point. Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Happy New Year, and Welcome 2018! (And so long 2017, and Good Bye!) (Good Riddance!) Leaving a difficult year and venturing into the unknown new one. Learning to balance the bad news and sorrows with the joy and love that is all around. Thanks to all for the Joy and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Happy Holidays everyone!!! Stay Safe and Strong! Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Respect That's the word that seems to be missing from the conversation about harassment and abuse. Respect. That powerful men abuse their power is nothing new. That we objectify beauty is as old as time and isn't going away! But throw in respect and that beauty is recognized as other,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Every day the sun rises, whether we see it or not, the rotation of the earth allows for one sunrise and one sunset a day. On the International Space Station the sun rises and sets about 15 times a day! It's a shift in perspective, a way different point of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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...and then I came across this little gem and wanted to share it. "...more peaceful than morning." Unwrapping a delivery at the Gallery where I work, I spotted this. No photo required! Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Let the beauty that you love be what you do. Rumi Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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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 Oct 20, 2017 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