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Karen
Interests: paper crafts, blogs, photography
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I've been admiring Honore's Waterlogue Wednesday* creations for several months, and although I've owned the app for some time, rarely remember to play around with it. Yesterday my friend, Mary, and I had a lovely lunch at the cafe at... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at random reflections
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It's time for a few posts about our fabulous trip to Calgary, Glacier National Park, and the Canadian Rockies. It was a trip we'd planned a few years ago, but we really didn't have any idea how much we'd enjoy... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at random reflections
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We walked through Highland Park this week after dinner, and I was surprised to see how differently it has been planted since the Lilac Festival when it was all pansies. The colors are gorgeous. And I'm including two Zoom Ins,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at random reflections
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I'm finding it more difficult than usual to get back into the usual routines after being away for so long. There are a lot of big projects that need to be tackled, as well as many smaller ones, and it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2015 at random reflections
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One more set of photos from our trip. We're now back at home after spending a few days with Sarah, Adam, and Caleb as well as stopping in Toledo, Ohio to have dinner with my three cousins---one of whom I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at random reflections
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Our vacation gave me ample opportunities to collect photos for Rinda's Summertime Scavenger Hunt. This post is probably too long, but the truth is, I could have posted even more photos! #3 A person walking a dog. That would be... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at random reflections
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One thing we discovered quickly in the Canadian Rockies (and Glacier, as well) is that you can't count on a weather forecast. Early in our trip, one of the waiters told us that "if you don't like the weather going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2015 at random reflections
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We had a bucket list for this trip, and #2 on the list was a visit to Emerald Lake in Yoho National Park. It didn't disappoint, and we managed to fit in another three hikes as well. (Frankly, it was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at random reflections
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There hasn't been much computer time on our trip because we're having such a wonderful time. Since leaving Calgary, we've been on the trails almost every day---first in Glacier National Park, then Waterton Lakes, and now Banff and Lake Louise.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2015 at random reflections
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Quite awhile ago, we gave up trying to drive the whole way from Rochester to Chicago, and usually break it up into two shorter trips. This week we decided to go all the way since we only have two days... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2015 at random reflections
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A few months before I began my sketching journey, I started some doodles in a little sketchbook, and read a few books, one being Joanne Fink's Zenspirations, which belonged to my son-in-law. I'm pretty sure the doodle flowers on the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2015 at random reflections
That bebe is just adorable! And you can never learn about brushing your teeth too early. That's an amazing story about your birthmark. One of the most believable I've ever heard, but kind of spooky, too.
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My friend, Debbie, and I walked 5 1/2 miles along the Erie Canal this morning, and I found my "Pairs" for this week. The girls' two-person boats were out for a practice run. More two photo pairs can be found... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2015 at random reflections
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I always love Rinda's Summertime Scavenger Hunt, and it amazes me how quickly friends and family start looking for items on the list as we're traveling together. My niece's husband wanted to know what was on the list this year.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at random reflections
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It was another road trip weekend. We left Thursday and drove to Hyde Park via the Catskills to check out the location of the wedding venue for Saturday. Good thing! It was at the end of a dead end road... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at random reflections
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The best four years of my teaching career were spent team teaching a blended class where 1/3 of the students were learning disabled. Almost half my career was spent teaching special education, but when this opportunity arose, I had moved... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at random reflections
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Miss Skylar and I went for a walk last night, and happened upon this beautiful garden. The tall purple and blue flowers reminded me of my mother who had great success growing them. (Thanks to Mary-Lou, I now know they... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2015 at random reflections
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We're celebrating the first part of Father's Day with Sarah, Adam, and Caleb. Later this afternoon we'll be hitting the road home. Matt will get his card tomorrow night, but I don't think he ever reads my blog, so posting... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2015 at random reflections
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We've been in Chicago since Sunday helping Adam and Sarah move to a new house. Their landlord didn't renew their lease because he wanted to move into the house himself. Despite the hassle, they've found a much nicer place---more room,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at random reflections
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As soon as I saw this stamp set from Simon Says, I knew I wanted it. The first few times I tried to use it, however, I didn't have much success. Finally, I've managed a set of birthday cards using... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at random reflections
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I have two thank you cards to share that went off to friends. The first one uses an embossing plate that usually too fussy for me, but it seemed an appropriate background for the three butterflies. Because it's white on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2015 at random reflections
That sentiment is just so perfect! Love your card!
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Such wonderful images in both sets! Perfect timing for upcoming summer stamping!
Toggle Commented Jun 12, 2015 on Inspiration By the Sea at {capture the moment}
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We're of the age that many of our friends are dealing with the illness and death of parents. This week a friend lost her mother. Betty lived a long and happy life, but the last few months were very difficult.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2015 at random reflections
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Our peonies are in bloom, and I brought enough in to create a bouquet for the dining room table since we had guests for dinner on Monday night. Here are two views, one from the top, and a closer look... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2015 at random reflections
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