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31 May

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did they beat the drum slowly did they play the fife lowly
did they sound the death march as they lowered you down
did the band play the last post and chorus
did the pipes play the flowers of the forest

But here in this graveyard that's still no mans land
The countless white crosses in mute witness stand
To man's blind indifference to his fellow man
And a whole generation that were butchered and damned

DID THEY BEAT THE DRUM SLOWLY


songagraphy

Tuesday afternoon

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and I heard a voice from heaven, saying unto me, Write,  Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
Revelation 14:13





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

29 May

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Once she stood at this ancient cemetery 
and watched the mist crumble away like broken down plaster
tawny lichen creeping through cracks in antique gravestones
honeysuckle scrambling over stone walls
in moments of madness she sees
ladies in tasseled dresses and gentlemen in fine hats
the spirits of mourners trapped here in the chill of a summer evening
in her more lucid moments she understood
that there is nothing as diverse as death



the sunday whirl

30 May

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the random
Short beach on Saturday I took a photograph and then used an app on my phone to "paint" it. 

the good
the old coast guard station on this rather tiny island
Coast Guard often gets overlooked among the military forces
Here, we take them pretty seriously.
This building is on the National Treasure list. It was built in 1898. The Coast Guard gave it to the 
town of Nahant when they stopped using it years ago. It's now used by the American Legion and 
also for special events by the town and private functions. 
It's a beautiful building


the fun

Saturday was almost 90 and the water was warm enough for swimming.

The beach had as many people as a mid summer's day

blankets spread, chairs at water's edge,  colourful umbrellas,

American and armed service flags set up in the sand

 It's always fun at the beach


37,000 American flags to honor those that fell for freedom

here in the United States

waving in the Boston Commons all Memorial Day weekend.

the photo o…

28 may

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Grandchildren are the crown of the aged and the glory of children is their fathers
Proverbs 17:6
well....I would not exactly call me aged but....
I am pretty excited to meet my first grandchild in October!

Scripture and a snapshot spiritual Sundays

27 May

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yesterday I took a walk to the Commons during my lunch hour.
37,000 flags had been placed to honor those who have fallen in defense of our freedom.
They will be removed before sunset on Memorial Day.
It was an amazing sight to see.




the weather has been beautiful. 
I love being able to get outside and walk with the children at work. 
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This is the view from the cemetery down over the beach on Memorial day every year
on this rather tiny island. 
It's one of my very favorite views in the world and I'm looking forward to the parade
on Monday so I can see it again.
I took this with my camera and used a watercolor app.
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Monday is my daughter's birthday.
Since it's Memorial Day she has plans with friends so we will have to get together
one day next week to celebrate.




this is one from a few years ago. 
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Yesterday I walked the beach to the bank and picked up the bus to work
there instead of at my house. 



Friday fave fives soulfood friday

23 May

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the random
footballs on the grass

the fun
playing frisbee in the park with your dad, and your step-mum
on a beautiful Saturday afternoon


the good
boats in the harbor 
Monday mellow yellow The good, the random, the fun

22 May

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I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.
John 8:12


Scripture and a snapshot
spiritual Sundays

20 May

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My very, very favorite part of the week was 
getting this picture of my grandson! 
Isn't he just the cutest thing you ever saw!
Due to make his appearance in the world on 2 October. 
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Joe and I got married a few weeks ago.
We didn't have a ceremony. 
We went to town hall and did everything right there
one Monday morning. 
It was exactly as we both wanted it. 
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I came home last night to beautiful flowers from friends

in congratulations on our marriage.

The whole house smells heavenly this morning. 



It is teacher appreciation month and we have been gifted with so many
wonderful things from the parents where I work.
I am a teacher in a toddler class and I love them to pieces 
but it's hard work!
They tire me out and it's so nice to feel the appreciation the parents have.
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It's beautiful out today! It's bright and sunny 
and is expected to get into the mid 70s!

and....a bonus this week...
can I just say how happy I am that it's Friday.
I've had a bad c…

19 May

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These are my beautiful daughters and step-daughters.
Today is my step-daughter, Kaitlyn's birthday.
She is 28 years old!!
Happy Birthday Kaitlyn.
I love you!

Little things Thursday

18 May

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S is for the Boston Skyline


the warmer seasons are upon us now....

though it's still pretty chilly around here.

Saturday was warm and sunny so Joey and I

picked up a doughnut and a coffee

and headed over to the town wharf to watch

the morning


ABC Wednesday
wordless Wednesday
Watery songlines 
Wake up Wednesday

Tuesday Afternoon

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reading in the park of an afternoon

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


17 May

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I am Yours


 I am yours

however distant you may be

there is no wind but wafts your scent to me

there is no bird but sings your name to me

Each memory that has left its trace on me

lingers forever as a part of me

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click on the title above the picture

for a link to this beautiful song by Eric Clapton

Of late I have been thinking of those whose lives I have touched

and those who are gone now but will always be a part of me


16 May

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sunshine yellow




the fun
those boys climbed up the cliff and then waved down at me as I walked the beach


the random

Joey and I started our "coffee and doughnut mornings at the dock" season watching the Nahant Dory Club put their docks in on Saturday.

Mosaic Monday
The good, the random, the fun
sharing his beauty

Monday mellow yellow
making your home sing

I love macro
macro monday 2
nature footstep catching light





















14 May

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For I want you to know how great a struggle I have for you and for those at Laodicea being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ,  in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
Colossians 2:1-3
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Scripture and a snapshot
simple Saturday blog hop
Blessing counters

spiritual Sundays
Sundays at home

12 May

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of a morning at the bus stop

I live on a rather tiny island. We are connected to the mainland by a 2 mile causeway.
Every morning I wait across the street from my house for the bus 
which takes me to the subway stop and into work. 
Lately, I've been giving myself a little extra time to walk the beach.
It is such a calming and inspiring way to begin the day.
Little things Thursday

11 May

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t ~~~~~~~ ...and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, 
I am nothing


wordless Wednesday
coffee for your heart
Wake up Wednesday
Women with intention

Tuesday Afternoon

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sweet Tuesday morning came and you smiled love is the answer you gave me


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

9 May

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the fun
We got together with my mother, sister, brother and one of my daughters on 
Saturday to celebrate Mother's Day. 
the good
the  trees along the secret path are in blossom....so pretty

the good
the  trees along the secret path are in blossom....so pretty




the random

I spent Sunday morning scrambling along the beach paths

and then Joe picked me up at the bottom of this rather tiny island

and we drove over the causeway for breakfast!

The good, the random, the fun

6 may

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I walked the woodland on Beltaine....

which was pretty much the last time it wasn't raining and cold around here...

beautiful Periwinkle growing up an old oak tree

it will look so pretty in flower


tufts of bright green grass popping up at the edge of the trail


As I came out of the trail on onto the path homeward

I heard a woodpecker in the bullrushes pecking away ~
I am still loving my new job.

And, we were gifted with Red Sox tickets for teacher appreciation!

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My mother is hosting a Mother's Day gathering on Saturday instead of Sunday.

My sister will be here from Connecticut and my daughters will be there as well!

Friday fave fives
soulfood friday

walking the woodland

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On Beltaine I wandered the woodland 
Every step I took led to some beautiful spot
where the forest was coming alive

Share your cup Thursday
Little things Thursday

Tuesday Afternoon

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On May day I walked the woodland path 
to where the stream bends and the trail curves around it
just there a patch of toadstools has popped up along the edges
I gathered some purple bugle flowers and bright yellow dandelions
along with some moss and lichen and a pretty little white flower
whose name escapes me...
I spend about an hour building little faerie houses and making pictures  
in the wooded glen of an afternoon

won't you come with me and see the beauty of

Tuesday Afternoon


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that feeds your spirit


and the family friendly nature of 


a spirit of simplicity



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Peace and Love


 Kara

2 May

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I would rather share one lifetime with you  then face all the ages of this world alone.


2 may

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a study in toadstools the random

just around the bend in the woodland path

there are clumps of toadstools


the good....me and Joe 
we're good

the fun
I caught a picture of a robin eating a worm the other day!
It's not exactly in focus but it's still a pretty good action shot
and while I admit it probably wasn't the best of fun for the worm
the robin and I had fun!


Mosaic Monday
The good, the random, the fun
seasons