Maudlin Monday

White orchids bring smiles.

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Sunday Stairs

Stairs to the hill top,

protected from the winds, just

waiting for the spring.

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Cold Saturday

The sun rises slowly

peeking through the rough grey sky.

Pull the blankets up.

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Smiling faces

On gray rainy days

A bit of color or a smile

Can make your heart beat.

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Orchids from the Spring Prelude at Butchart Gardens – for more information: http://www.butchartgardens.com/

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Oregon Coast – somewhere

On a clear day, it is said you can see forever.

We had very few clear days on our trip up the west coast of the United states,

but seeing the ocean is always a wonder.

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Oregon coast – somewhere.

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Children

Children are precious,

Regardless of who they are.

They should be loved.

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Western Gull and child (Larus occidentalis)

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3 Weeks

Three weeks have gone by,

We saw stars and ocean views.

We saw rain and giant redwoods,

A feast for our senses.

Three weeks have gone by

And now we are home.

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Dubuque, IA sunset.

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