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Stowe

Saturday, March 5th, 2011 in Buckinghamshire
Stowe

Phil and I have visited Stowe many times but I was surprised to realize that I’ve not written about it previously. It’s a stunning place, a vast landscape garden lovingly restored and maintained by the National Trust. And it’s just a twenty-minute drive from our home.

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Exploring Yosemite Valley
Exploring Yosemite Valley
One of my favorite things we did during our short stay in Yosemite was to take a long evening walk through Yosemite Valley. Since few people were left in the park by this time, it was like we had traveled back in time to a less hectic era.
Low Tides and Seagull Skies
Low Tides and Seagull Skies
The tide was going out rather quickly. Inside the St. Ives harbor, little boats that had bobbed only a few moments earlier had been transformed into statues as the water drained from beneath their keels leaving them stranded on wet sand.
The Art of Moving On
The Art of Moving On
Change can be at once unsettling and rejuvenating, and moving often brings with it a landslide of changes and emotions. That’s why knowing when it’s time to move on is the key to weathering the ups and downs that a move unleashes.