Spring/Summer mantelscape

Here is our Spring/Summer mantelscape. Actually, it was decorated back in March. Simple and minimal is the idea. Soft pastels with the eggshell white are welcoming and calming. Mother’s children and grandchildren are in the white photo frames. A mixture of antique crystal and modern decor makes this mantel a beautiful feature of our living…

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Hunter/gatherer societies

The photograph above is a beautiful scene of the Kalahari Desert in Namibia. The photographer really captured a gorgeous scene. While an undergrad in 2002, a professor in anthropology included a “true or false” question on a test. Question: “There are no longer any hunter/gatherers in the 20th century”. Well, of course, many of us…

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Beatles: Rubber Soul

In December of 1965, the Beatles released their Christmas album, Rubber Soul. Capitol T-2442. This album was produced by George Martin. The folksy attitude has been appreciated by fans for many years. One of my personal favorites. The US version cover title appeared orangeish-brown to goldish tone, while the UK release appeared greenish. The main…

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Mourning Cloak butterfly

Hello everyone. Pictured above is a lovely Nymphalis antiopa, otherwise known as the Mourning Cloak butterfly. I do love nature, and this butterfly has such a subtle beauty. The photographer really has captured that well. These butterflies are found all over North America and even in Asia and Great Britain. ‘Wonder if any of this…

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Places I’d Love To Visit

Oh, so many places I’d love to visit but will likely never get the opportunity. Pictured above is a gorgeous location in Spain. ‘Never hurts to dream, does it?  This photo was taken by:  Jose Maria Cuellar ,found on Flickr.  Kudos to this photographer. The Spanish novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is situated…

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Alternative art forms

Hello friends. Today I have been thinking about alternative art forms. The word “art” encompasses many aspects, and for this post we will be thinking along the lines of non-traditional art. To me, this includes murals, graffiti, and tattoos. Murals are beautiful and often quite large art expressions. A local building in our older part…

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