Tag Archives: Richmond

Flying Carpets

As I sit down to write about airport carpets, it occurs to me that a dear friend’s description of my blog as “quirky” might be right on the money. It can’t be helped, I’m afraid. I am drawn to the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wall: Street Art

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “Wall.” When traveling, I like to take pictures of the particular city’s street art or murals. It’s possible to capture a bit of the flavor of a new locale through how its walls are adorned. Sorry … Continue reading

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Fitbit Reality Check

When The Bossy One recently suggested I get a Fitbit to track my activity level, I thought it seemed a good idea. I’ve learned to follow her “suggestions” having learned a long time ago that she’s right about most things. Bossy, but right. Over the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity: Gone Hollywood

I have a love affair with a cemetery. Hollywood Cemetery is the jewel in Richmond’s crown. Were you to visit just one site in our city to capture its essence, it would have to be here, I think. Sitting high on … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

Richmond, Virginia is a city teeming with historic buildings, both grand and small. Lately I’ve been trying my hand at capturing the smaller details of these buildings which can be so easily overlooked in the face of the entire structure. … Continue reading

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Minotaurs, Ukuleles, and New Year Ponderings

The Chinese refer to 2013 as the “Year of the Snake,” but for me it will forever be my Year of the Minotaur. It seems that whenever something finally blips its way onto my personal radar screen of awareness, it then reappears so frequently … Continue reading

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Holiday Wreath Challenge

The minimalist in me might have been perfectly satisfied with this: But she was beaten into submission by the other part of me – you know, the one who raises her hand to participate in a wreath-making challenge. The Charming Woodland … Continue reading

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