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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
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A serene scene for anxious times... Mother Nature hasn't given up on us yet. St. Augustine Beach, 9.11.19 ©Laine Quinn What we can do to support the climate strike on Friday, the 20th of September- Don't buy anything on line that has to be delivered to your home, buy local.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Whatever the outcome of a great love, whatever the duration, it is still a triumph and a transformation to be celebrated. Edward Carpenter There is a saying that, "Youth is wasted on the young." But how could we survive our youth if we weren't physically young and emotionally naive? Believing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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The seed factory in a Sago Palm brings to mind part of a quote from Kahlil Gibran, ...life's longing for itself. Isn't that how this gorgeous planet evolved, one seedling at a time? © 2019 Laine Quinn Sago Drama! Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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The sea oats are green again, beginning their cycle from spring to fall to winter... Living in Florida, it's easy to forget what season it is, but there are ways of being reminded, and the sea oats jarred me out of late summer to early summer, right where we are!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Through the trees... June 17th Full moon! ©Laine Quinn 2019 Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Tree of Life, re-imagined at Disney Park, Animal Kingdom. Look closely at the life carved into this man-made tree. Real trees have even more mysteries and secrets, kept over the centuries and passed down the generations. ©Laine Quinn 2019, Disney's Pandora Tree of Life. Possibly Ostrich in the foreground! Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Backyard Buddha, with 2 lizards! © Laine Quinn 2019 Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Disney = long lines and sore feet and exhaustion! BUT... the Avatar ride in Pandora was worth it all! You are gliding on a Banshee through the Fantastic Pandora landscape, even though you never leave your seat, you duck and lean to avoid hitting branches and arches and going into... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Good morning, Glory! From the Archives, May, 2012. Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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A fallen blossom Is coming back to the branch. Look, a butterfly! by Moritake (1473-1549) Happy Earth Day!!! Of course, everyday is Earth Day! And since April is National Poetry Month, here is a Haiku from a book I have had with me all of my adult life, One Hundred... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Many years ago I began a novel by Zora Neale Hurston and couldn't find the rhythm of her words and abandoned the effort. About a month ago I picked up her autobiography, "Dust Tracks on a Road" at our local Library and was blown away. Here is a writer with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Happy Valentine's Day! Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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While our Castillo de San Marcos was closed during the government shutdown, these wonderful re-enactors, (volunteers all,) took to the streets. Here they are in our temporary gallery on Aviles Street. We thank them for helping to authenticate the experience of 17th and 18th centuries Spanish Soldier's life in the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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All is right with the world on an evening like this, after a cloudy day, all is well. St. Augustine harbor, leading out to the inlet, almost sunset. © Laine Quinn 2019 Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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The brightest moon went dark last night... © Laine Quinn, Eclipse, January 20th, 2019. St. Augustine Florida Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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The crowds are gone, town is quiet, for awhile! Old Town, © Laine Quinn, 2019, Gaufre's Restaurant. Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Hot and humid one day, foggy the next, rain and then cold after that... That's our winter, here in St. Augustine, warm again now, in the 70's all week! Not too shabby! Porpoise Point, Vilano Beach, December 30th, 2018. ©Laine Quinn Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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This is nothing like watching the Moon rising over the ocean in person, but it's all I got! It was truly breathtaking! Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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A perfect full moon, coming up over the horizon. Nothing marks the daily passage of time so acutely as the phases of the moon. Four clear beautiful nights (and sunny days) at the beach, and she's practically at half mast when it is time to go home. On cloudy days,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2019 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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That's not Mom. (Why are they staring at me?) Are you sure? It's not Mom. (Hey, guys, I didn't do it, whatever it is, No, too tall, I guess. I didn't do it, okay?) Mom? (Why are they standing so close?) It's not Mom. Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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It sometimes pours! St. George Street, Grover's Gallery, and Victoria's Vintage photos, St. Augustine, last Friday! © Laine Quinn 2018 Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Thirty days has September, April, June and November, and you know the rest! The last day of November, December coming on- take it gently, lovingly, wisely! Let the others get crazy and drive crazy and etc. Let's be wise! And Enjoy! Bales in Virginia, some years ago, forgotten by now... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Little did I know that when I accidentally shot the door to this cottage in May, (while trying to find a bird in the oak tree at dusk that was making an unusual call), that 4 months later, I would be moving in there. That's most of the reason for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Calm mornings at the beach... The sea oats are already turning from green to gold to brown, about to drop their seeds for next spring. A Poem Walking down my stairs, I see a lizard. It turns and looks at me, tilting her head! I wonder, WHAT does she see?... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Do you come here often? Nice view, hey? What's your sign? Do I know you? Pigeons on top of the Oldest Wooden Schoolhouse, St. Augustine, Florida. ©Laine Quinn 2018 Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2018 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud