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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
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Life longing for itself... Quote from Sweet Honey on the Rocks quoting Kahlil Gibran. Tadpoles, 2 generations, life goes on and on - no matter what the humans are doing! Birds, bees, bugs, frogs,squirrells - all of it! And Why not? ©LaineQuinn 2022 Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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The way the light catches the sails at a certain time of day... it's irresistible, delicious, wonderful. The Schooner Freedom returning to safe harbor. ©LaineQuinn 2022 Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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I am a thing among other things. That line from the book The Alphabet of Grace, seemed to me to equalize everything. Me, the lizard, the leaf, you- We are all just here, doing what we do with all of the rest of nature and things! Why be so serious?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Sea oats in the breeze Sun getting ready to set One more wave - no two! Vilano Beach, July 2022 ©2022 LaineQuinn Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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What's up is down! And what's down is up! It stretches the mind... Reflections ©LaineQuinn2022 Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Unfortunately, Monday, there was no photograph of the snails as I moved them into the grass and continued walking the dog. So, to make up for it, here are another photo for you to enjoy! A tiny frog, just graduated from the tadpole pond! ©LaineQuinn2022 Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
Small Wonders Snails together on the sidewalk, two tiny snails, one larger - Mother and son? Sisters? Brothers? Friends? Where are they going? Together?! Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Try not to resist an urge toward kindness - kindness and compassion- especially towards those closest to you. Kindness has a way of smoothing the edges and easing the way. Lucy the cat spreading the love! ©LaineQuinn 2022 Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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There are songs that we sang forever and perhaps never noticed the poetry of the lyrics, like this line: ..a drop of golden sun. From which song? ? Thanks to J.M. Akers - The song is from "The Sound Of Music", ...do a dear a female dear, ray - a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
In my sign language class on Wednesday morning, the teacher asked for a moment of silence. No one had to ask her why. After that you could feel the grief in the room and we talked about the senseless loss of life and the incompetence of those in power to... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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"...flowering plants were revolutionary in their appearance on the earth some two hundred million years ago, are dominant on land from the arctic to the tropics, and are crucial to our survival." Since reading those lines in Rebecca Solnit's book, Orwell's Roses, I haven't been able to look at a... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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This solid chair, situated in a garden beneath a huge live oak tree is made up of trillions of bouncing molecules, just like you and me. Sometimes we feel as grounded as a boulder. Other times scattered as the northern lights. Most days fall somewhere in between. Having unshakable faith... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Jupiter sailing past Venus in the early morning hour. Venus is the brighter planet although Jupiter is larger, it's much farther away! That was Sunday morning, just before sunrise. Each day Jupiter moves farther away from Venus. But what a wonderful pair! ©LaineQuinn 2022, St. Augustine, Florida Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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There we are on that little blue ball happily floating through space that gorgeous blue ball we call our home planet spinning out the seasons and the days and nights as we delight in the joys of being alive seeing the flowers and birds and sunsets oceans rivers mountains and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2022 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 Apr 3, 2022 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 Mar 7, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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What if you are here on this beautiful, physical, gravity based planet, simply because you want to be here? You like a challenge! Reprinted from LainesBlog ©LaineQuinn 2022 Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Resembling luminescent jewels, the colors of the ocean at sunset on a calm evening, raise the spirit, like the sails of a great ship filling with a welcome breeze. Filling the heart with Love! Happy Valentine's Day! St. Augustine Beach, 2.10.14. Reprinted from Laine's blog, 2014, with additions! ©LaineQuinn2022 Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Landing gear down... Check. Landing gear up... Check. These Brown Pelicans, up close enough to see the accordion wings against the sky, are proof positive that we live in a very beautiful, complex, and fascinating world. You are clear for takeoff! Saint Augustine Beach Pier, once again hosting the people... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Remember when people used to write letters to one another? A lost art, to be sure. Love letters on Flagler's Fishing Pier. Reprinted from LainesBlog, February 2015, with additions from Laine! ©LaineQuinn2022 Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Does a pelican in the water ever doubt that he can raise his sails and take to the air? In three powerful strokes, this huge bird is airborne and glides away. ©LaineQuinn 2022, Republished from LainesBlog January 2012. Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Coming up for air. Thanks to Jake for encouraging me to get my camera out, otherwise I would have missed this shot! Cape Charles, Virginia, August, 2010. ©Laine Quinn 2022, Reprinted fro LainesBlog, January 2012 Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2022 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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My Christmas Tree this year is a Live Oak Tree! The tinsel is silvery Spanish Moss. The ornaments are Squirrels and Birds and Lizards! The Star at the top is our very own Star, the Sun! HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE! And this is my Christmas Card to Everyone! With Love, Laine... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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A lot of people will be traveling over the coming weeks, going home. Where is home? Is it where you spent your childhood? Or where you choose to live? Is home a moveable feast? Do we carry it within us? Is it a place we cherish or a person we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It is a lie - any talk of God that does not comfort you. Poem by Meister Eckhart, 13th century mystic, translated by Daniel Ladinsky. From the Penguin publication, Love Poems From God, Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West. Copyright © 2002 Daniel Ladinsky and used with his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud