Asheville vibes, gem mines, and a magnificent elk

Thus says the Lord who made it, the Lord who formed it to establish it: "Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know." Jeremiah 33:2-3 - Grove Arcade, Asheville Thursday took a more relaxed tone, with a leisurely drive into Asheville. We did some serious shopping, fell in love …

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a feast for the eye and a joy to the heart

This morning I'm working on a big article with a looming deadline, so I'll share a new handful of bird photographs for everyone to enjoy. I wish I'd had the same interest in photography when we lived in Florida, because the clientele visiting our garden was completely different. With the golf course behind us (we were …

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learning to listen with our eyes!

Probably the most important part of the writing equation is listening. Not just listening to people, but listening to life as it happens all around me; listening and paying attention; reading between the lines; just having my eyes open enough to let the light in.