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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
Recent Activity
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I am a thing among other things. There was a little book in the "Tiny Library" next to the little playground which is next to the community garden in my neighborhood. My young friend wanted to play on his own for a little bit, so I picked up the little... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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I can see you! Puma in the ferns, and his gorgeous eyes looking back at me. ©2021 Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Shamrocks seed themselves all over St. Augustine. Wild? I think so! Delightful? Definitely! Lucky? Let's hope! Violets too, much to my delight! ©2021 Laine Quinn, backyard shamrocks. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Noisy birds in the Hollies dozens of them with a familiar sound from childhood Robin Red Breasts feasting in Florida away from the Arctic Air and ice up North, and stopping for a bath! Canadian Robins, a long way from home and probably glad of it, the original "Snow Birds!"... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Teach us to care and not to care Teach us to sit still. T.S. Eliot From the poem "Ash Wednesday" Photo ©Laine Quinn Boat on a pond in Wellfleet. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
Thanks Nikola, the Tree of Life was amazing! Laine Sent from my iPad
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St. Augustine Harbor looking east, with the sun low in the west lighting up the sky, after an afternoon storm. (True Colors!) ©LaineQuinn 2015 St. Augustine, Florida Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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An early morning thunderstorm left behind these beautiful clouds for the rising sun to shine upon. May all the storms in our lives be blessings in disguise. (Let's hope!) ©Laine Quinn 2021, reprinted from Laine's Blog, November 13rd, 2011. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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2020 Oh My - Goodbye goodbye goodbye - and don't come back ever again. The odd thing about this horrid year is that the world is more united than ever before. A global pandemic has brought us closer. The virus crossed from one country to another - without passport or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Rain coming? Bring it on! We're ready! Frogs love the rain! ©Laine Quinn 2020 Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Keep it Kind and Patient and Heartfelt and Simple and Sweet! The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore (Dragonflies too!) Quotation is from the front of the book,"World of Wonders" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil I haven't read it yet, but soon will, there is time... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It's that time of year - in a very odd year _ when emotions are raw and memories haunt you. Riding waves of feelings, not knowing where they come from, or why, or how long, you hang on. Storms come and they go, and you hang on. You hang on.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Simple. A little planet in a grand and glorious galaxy in an unimaginable universe. Our little rock is spinning on its axis, rotating around our star, the sun, which is rotating in the galaxy, which is traveling in the universe, with other galaxies and planets and stars. We've learned so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Driving over the bridge to the beach the other night the sky was strikingly - striped! From West to East - stripes! A pending cold front, I was informed and sure enough - that night was our first cold one - dipping into the 30's. Quite a beautiful, remarkable sight!... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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How can a year as strange as 2020 appear to be whizzing by? Already Thanksgiving! And still grateful - for the moon and stars and planets (especially this one!) - grateful for blue skies and rain trees and flowers wild waves and calm. Grateful to be alive and well and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Out of nowhere nature paints a rainbow coming out of the horizon and it's just sitting there! I see a guy coming along in the distance, too far to shout out but somehow I get his attention and point to the rainbow and he excitedly gives me a thumbs up!... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Just because light and color conspired to spread joy! Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Here I am surrounded by giant old oak trees, dripping with spanish moss, living with a joyful dog and a handsome cat, while it feels like the world is coming apart at the seams. It is not. The birds still sing. The frogs still croak and slap themselves onto the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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An old Spring House in San Miguel, Mexico - a reminder to be grounded - in our friendship with ourselves, with nature, with each other. Grounded in uncertainty, and upheaval, and accepting the times we find ourselves in. Grounded in whatever way you get grounded, for your very own peace... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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"...when we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe." John Muir Quote from Brain Pickings on Sunday, by Maria Popova. Butterflies from St. Augustine, Key West and Baltimore. © Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It's a good idea to embrace the other's otherness, because we are the other's other. Just ask any whale! We are all in this together! Two Whales, ©2015, Laine Quinn, Cape cod Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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In his book, "Humankind, A Hopeful History", Rutger Bregman writes about cynicism vs. realism. And I quote: Isn't it telling that in modern usage the realist has become synonymous with the cynic - for someone with a pessimistic outlook? In truth, it's the cynic who's out of touch. In truth,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Everyday - at least once a day - Picture your perfect world. At least once, for a few minutes or more! Everyday. Vilano Beach Reflection, © 2020 Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Collectively it is time that we imagine a better world. No matter what happens in the next months or years, it is time to put our minds on better things. Call it the power of positive thinking, of visualizing, of collective prayer - it all works and can change the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2020 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud