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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
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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 4 days ago 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
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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