Posted by on Jan 14, 2015 in About Me, Travel | 0 comments

Happy 2015!  It is a new year and now that the holidays are over, I am ready to go boldly into this calendar year. Looking back at 2014, there were lots of good things.  Jeff and I started the year in Japan – which was an amazing and inspirational trip.  We ‘finished’ dog training classes with Koko.  And, our backyard underwent several landscaping changes – a project that has been long over-due but is still a work in progress.  And, of course, there were lots of trips to visit friends and family and opportunities to host several house guests, too! I also made some...

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If not now, when?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2012 in Travel | 0 comments

I have a scarf that I started knitting several months ago – and I am still working on it.  This is the great and evil thing about knitting, I can start a project and it will wait forever until I return.  Of course, with no consequences to allowing a project to age (except for apathy), there is no inducement to quickly resume work. This is not the case with pottery.  In pottery, I must find time to make the pots and then commit time to finish the pots.  The window of opportunity is short before pots are unsalvageable.  There is no need to spend a few hours making pots if I can’t...

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Bronze Potter in Williamsburg

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in Travel | 1 comment

I went to Williamsburg to see my cousin who is leaving for Afghanistan.  It was a nice day spent with family.  After lunch, we headed over to the Williamsburg Pottery so they could look around.  There wasn’t much pottery or anything else, but it was a nice surprise to see the bronze statue commemorating the...

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Chinese Scholar’s Garden

Posted by on Jul 6, 2012 in Inspiration, Travel | 0 comments

During our vacation, Jeff had a training class in NJ which meant I had 2 days to myself.  On one of those days, I went to the public garden on Staten Island.  It was a beautiful day – perfect for wandering around a garden.  I spent the time taking pictures and enjoying the beautiful weather.  There was a Herb Garden, Secret Garden, Healing Garden, Chinese Scholar’s Garden.  All were quite lovely.  But, the Chinese Scholar’s Garden was exceptional. Among the waterfalls, koi pond, and rock garden is a courtyard.  It is such a nice place to sit and enjoy being quiet since...

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