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29 April

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My commute takes about an hour
I take the blue line home
and then I take a bus which drops me off just in front of my house
I live on a rather tiny island, which is connected to the mainland by a 2 mile causeway
One night this week as I got off the bus the driver commented 
"you must be so  happy to come home"
He couldn't be more accurate.
Happy and blessed to be able to live in this beautiful spot. 
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this is where the bus picks me up in the morning. 
I love everything about my new job!
~ During my lunch hour I walk up over Beacon Hill 
through Boston Commons and into the public gardens
where beautiful tulips are blooming in all sorts of colours.



A few weeks ago it was finally warm enough for us to head out and do some beach hopping
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all over the island ramshackle fences and brush beginning to bloom
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Friday fave fives Friday my town shoot out
soulfood friday

28 April

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It's nice to see the surfers back after the cold winter
Yay summer!!
An early morning walk on the beach brings such April delight!
Share your cup Thursday
Little things Thursday

Tuesday Afternoon

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waiting for the tide to change





25 April

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the good
tiny little grape hyacinths...

which I had to lie down on the sidewalk to capture.


the random

Boston really is beautiful at this time of year


the fun

I met up with some girlfriends in Boston on Saturday.

We walked down Newbury Street, we had lunch and a drink,

we walked the commons and through the public gardens....









Mosaic Monday
The good, the random, the fun
sharing his beauty
Monday musings
Monday mellow yellow
making your home sing

24 April

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glass

sea glass in the kitchen window...



open

the opening of day


my city

Boston as seen from our rather tiny island



homemade

me!




entrance

a pretty window in Beacon Hill


scavenger hunt Sunday

22 April

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We have had some Right whales (Baleen whales)
swimming around in the waters on our rather tiny island!
We could see them from our living room windows!
There are only between 350 and 500 of them left.....
~ The weather here has been beautiful these past few days...
if you like warm sunny days in the 70s!
~ I have been spending my lunch hours walking Beacon hill
and through the Boston Commons into the Public Gardens!
There are lots of things in bloom.
pretty sweet.
~ I am spending Saturday with a few girlfriends who I haven't seen for a while
We are meeting in Boston to do some shopping and have lunch.
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I got home after a staff meeting at work 
to see a beautiful full moon shining in the window at my desk.
It was so pretty. 



Friday fave fives soulfood friday

21 April

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So....yesterday morning I walked the beach just before the bus came to bring me to work
I was looking for a little gift from the beyond 
a trinket - a tiny treasure
to help me feel a connection with by beautiful step-daughter Ashley
who passed away on 28 February
But....I found nothing...not even a tiny shell
and then I saw that some one had placed stones all the way across the top
of the temporary barrier.
And I remembered the Jewish tradition of placing stones 
on the top of gravestones of those we love
to say that we were here....and we remember you
I had stumbled upon an entire array of connections with Ashley
and yes, there is a connection, 
and yes, she knows I loved her, that I love her still
and that I will never forget her
and yes, I know that she will never forget me.


Little things Thursday

Tuesday Afternoon

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Northeastern University has a marine center here on our rather tiny island.
They do a honey bee study on the property.
I'm not sure if they collect the honey but I sure wish they did....
there are paths of wild roses by the sea cliffs there
and the honey would be delicious.





won't you come with me and see the beauty of
Tuesday Afternoon Your post can be about anything  that feeds your spirit and the family friendly nature of  a spirit of simplicity  Please link to your post and not your entire blog Please comment on at least, the post before you Please post a link back to A Spirit of Simplicity so that others may join   If you choose to follow me I will follow you back I always return comments Peace and Love  Kara

18 April

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the good
It's Patriot's day in Massachusetts....

we take that stuff pretty seriously!

I have the day off...three day weekend...Yay!

the random


Forsythia is blooming all over this rather tiny island.

It's so pretty and always means that spring is well under way....

although it has been quite cold still.

the fun



Joey and I walked all over the island on Saturday. We scrambled over rocks and up the cliffs at the Northeastern University marine center, 
we walked across the beaches and down the wood path
we walked the neighborhood roads....
we ended up walking almost 3 hours It was so much fun to be out of doors on such a pretty day! 


Mosaic Monday
The good, the random, the fun
sharing his beauty
Monday musings
Monday mellow yellow
making your home sing
nature footstep catching light

when last we saw her

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she was an old lady now
rattling around lost and forgotten
a shell of who she first had been
like a pile of yellow feathers she had found once, in the wood she was ready at long lost
to put her memories to rest
so she stretched out her feathered wings
 and disappeared from sight
through a hole in the sky


The Sunday Whirl

17 April

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outside

walking the Boston commons

of an afternoon




collection



tiny

forget-me-nots in spring gardens



hair

This came onto the bus and sat down in front of me....

I thought something was going to crawl out of it....scary. 



hungry for the weather to be warm enough

for breakfasting on the porch....



Scavenger Hunt Sunday 

15 April

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this is where I wait for the bus to work in the morning
and it's right across the street from my house.
Even when there is an icy wind blowing up my back off the Atlantic
it's a pretty sweet spot.
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It's a long weekend here in Massachusetts.
We make a pretty big deal out of Patriot's Day.
it's marathon Monday and any kind of business that isn't 
marathon related is pretty much shut down
so...that means a long weekend for me! Yay!!
~ My weather app tells me it's going to be much warmer this week!
~ My sister is coming to visit from Connecticut this weekend. 
I am happy to have the chance to see her. 
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the dogwoods are in bloom in Beacon Hill.
so pretty


Friday fave fives
Floral Friday fotos
Friday my town shoot out

beacon hill in bloom

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Walking in Beacon Hill Boston
during my lunch break yesterday
it was so pretty...i can't wait for lunch today

soulfood friday

Tuesday Afternoon

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Michel Navratil, who survived the sinking of the Titanic when he was 4 years old said
 "I died when I was four. Since then I have been a fare-dodger of life. A gleaner of time."
what an awesome thing to consider oneself 
~ A gleaner of time ~



won't you come with me and see the beauty of
Tuesday Afternoon Your post can be about anything  that feeds your spirit and the family friendly nature of  a spirit of simplicity  Please link to your post and not your entire blog Please comment on at least, the post before you Please post a link back to A Spirit of Simplicity so that others may join   If you choose to follow me I will follow you back I always return comments Peace and Love  Kara





11 april

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the fun all around the island the beaches are just about warm enough for walking. The bus picks me up just across the street which happens to be exactly where the beach is. My plan is to walk the beach in the morning before I get on the bus.
the good I am just about over my cold!
the random
Many years ago an older gentleman planted a bunch of bulbs
 along the road onto the village. 
Since then they have multiplied over and over 
so every spring as we come over the causeway
we are greeted by hundreds of cheery yellow daffodils.




The good, the random, the fun
sharing his beauty
Monday musings
Monday mellow yellow
making your home sing
In a vase on Monday 



The good, the random, the fun
sharing his beauty
Monday musings
Monday mellow yellow
making your home sing
In a vase on Monday