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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
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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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
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You learn something everyday, even at my advanced age! lichen (li ken), n. an organism composed of a fungus in union with an alga, commonly forming patches on rocks and trees. What I didn't know was that "alga" is the singular of algae! algae (al je), n.pl., sing. -ga (ge),... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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A possum at the door last night reminded me of this one... No worries! Reprinted from Laine's Blog October, 2011. Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Nestlings are so very vulnerable. This little one endured severe thunderstorms, only to be stalked by a crowd of noisy crows and survived that too. Nature provides lots of drama for her creatures. Perhaps we all have a nestling within us...our inner hatchling. It's the part of us that has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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A sunny day with my young friend, and a walk in the park. Sometimes the trees just take my breath away! Yes, there are grander trees in St. Augustine, but with the sun shining through this relatively young Oak, it was a delight. Lighthouse park, with Aden. 3.16.17. Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Stay safe, my Northern friends, it will soon be over. Valentine's snowstorm, Baltimore 2014. Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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There are some who say that we are safer now than at any other time in Human History. And there are some who say that we are never ever safe. There are some who work tirelessly for peace. And there are some who work tirelessly for war. There are those... Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Be kind To your web-footed friends, for a duck may be somebody's Mother. Be kind to your friends in the swamp, where the weather is very very damp.... The End! Muscovy Ducks at Treaty Park being very friendly. Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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The thing is that Venus has been so bright in the Western sky lately that she takes my breath away. It is difficult to take an interesting photograph of a little white dot of light, so I borrowed this moon shot with Venus, taken in 2013. But seeing it is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Beauty in the world is experienced by the individual as feeling. If we look more closely at beauty and try to describe more carefully the beauty of the world, we do not arrive at aesthetics, but rather love. Is not beauty the particular way in which the world expresses itself... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Movement in the stillness, more in the woods behind us, squirrels and owls, and under the surface of the water. A balance is struck at the end of the day as the light fades and we rush to beat the darkness home. Sunset at Vail Point on Moultrie Creek. Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud