The rain did not deter us from enjoying such a well preserved town,
dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
AND they were renovating the cobblestone streets.
All of the houses were white with very thick walls,
and the shops offered hand made items that were irresistible.
Always great food and a Church in the center!
From my trip to Hungary, 2014.
When visiting a "Foreign" country,
and you see familiar things,
it brings home closer
and strangers become friends.
Holloku, Hungary, which is a very very old town situated in rolling hills that reminded me of Maryland or Virginia! Familiar flowers and great food and company!
It's quite a distraction...
Wonder on the other hand,
it will lift you up and up and up!
(I wonder what I will worry about today?)
(I worry what I will wonder about tomorrow!)
From Laine's Blog, March 26th, 2015.
Captain buried at Disney and the sunset is off my deck.
If you put bottled beer in the freezer to get chilled
and forget about it until morning,
does it explode?
It's not as messy as you might imagine,
as it is frozen,
but it is messy!
A few years back, in the freezer of my sister on the occasion of her son and Daughter in Law's wedding celebration.
(Is it really 5 years already?)
serving dinner once a month on the Full Moon.
Breakfast and Lunch -
most other days!
Another town, another great meal on the road in Lambertville, New Jersey.
What is it about the moon that speaks to us?
Perhaps it is that our ancestors from long long ago admired and loved that rocky orb,
and it is deep in our cells to respond somehow to its beauty.
Last month's super moon,
the night before the eclipse.
Earth's shadow moves across her moon.
Sun, Earth and Moon in perfect alignment.
On vacation and settled into a little cottage on a clear night, on Cape Cod, without my tripod!
(These shots are a testament to the genius of the engineers who developed digital cameras.
I was able to change the "ISO" (film speed) to a whopping 1600. The only wobbly shots are the ones in total shadow.)
© Laine Quinn
The clouds above us join and separate,
The breeze in the courtyard leaves and returns.
Life is like that, so why not relax?
Who can stop us from celebrating?
The poet Lu Yu quoted in The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff.
Photo of celebrating flowers taken in a small New England town while waiting for lunch!
From a moving car,
the background is almost stationary - almost.
The foreground is whizzing by.
You can learn things about yourself
when you step outside of your ordinary life.
Things that are obvious once you get hit over the head with them,
we aren't going to live forever,
me and my friends,
we aren't going to live forever.
Of course you know that,
but when you lose a friend you were sure you would see again and again,
it hits you.
No matter how perfect or imperfect that house on the hill is,
it will one day be gone.
On the road near Lake Lure, in North Carolina.
As beautiful as the night.
You might ask.
The night of shooting stars or lightening bugs,
or the first time you held the hand of someone you really loved.
One of those beautiful nights that you can't forget.
Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania, Water Garden with tropical water lilies.
From Laine's Blog, August 2013, edited and used with permission!
Catch Laine at the Wednesday Farmers and Craft market and this Saturday at the Nocatee Farmers' Market!