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Laine
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
Dreamer, Photographer, Writer, Wanderer...
Interests: Walking, Sailing, Kayaking, Reading.
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America is a mess... But the good news is this: Americans are good people and love is rising above hate and kindness is spreading in every neighborhood. There is more that connects us than divides us and optimism is our only choice and our hope for the future of the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Testing Mail Chimp Again... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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This just might work... Testing 3 Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Testing to see if my new feed in working. Patience! Key West, 2008 Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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This is a test for me to figure out which email service is delivering my posts! Patience! Key West! Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Hello, loyal followers! Laine's blog is in its 10th year! (I can't believe it!) Thank you for being part of my dreams and meanderings! The subscription service that I have been using, Feedburner will no longer be available after June. I have moved my list to Mail Chimp and hope... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Spotting a Baby bird outside my window, I watched to see if she was in distress... And here comes her mom or dad! A few seconds later, after mom left, one of her siblings flew in and knocked her off the railing! They tussled on the ground until the intruder... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Sometimes when I am standing at the water's edge, looking out over the waves, I think that I should be having some profound thought or insight into my life or life in general. But, I never do. Sometimes I am worried about something. Sometimes I am not worried! Standing there... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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That we dedicate a day for the celebration of the Earth is absurd and also necessary. The, so called, "most intelligent" creatures that life has spawned can't even protect that which sustains their very existence. (It wasn't always this way.) There are people involved in the destruction of our air,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Every day brings us closer to moonlight But Where is she now? (Crescent moon coming soon to your neighborhood sky!) In Honor of National Poetry Month, an original! ©Laine Quinn Photos taken in 2013, the moon and Venus just after sunset. Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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Grounded in springtime - planting and potting and cleaning! And the Cicadas are due any minute now! We called them the 17 year Locusts. Magicicada. Living as nymphs, 8 feet below the surface, feeding on tree root sap in underground bunkers, (and I thought they were sleeping!), 17 years later,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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What I have been trying not to say out loud, is that there are blessings or gifts hidden in tragedies, and these gifts may not be obvious for some time to come, but they are there. If we can make a commitment not to let the anger and helplessness allow... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
Imagine a world where the inspired leaders of our young nation had been inspired enough to include women in those first drafts of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States of America. Would there have been the wholesale murder of the indigenous people who helped us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2021 at Laine's Blog, Thinking Out Loud
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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