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About journeyingjoyously

Mother, ESL mentor, enjoys the beauty of nature, strives to elicit gratitude, joy and bliss day by day while on the adventure of being human.

Empress Tea – The Smackdown

In celebration of their second birthday, the ladies of Empress Tea have thrown down the gauntlet with a battle for my favorite tea tales. I have been an enjoyer of tea for a very long time. The Old Since my … Continue reading

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Stairs

Cee’s fun foto challenge for this week is stairs. One of my favorite memories of walking the El Camino was spending the afternoon exploring the Templar castle in Ponferrada, Spain. I became so lost in the exploration of the castle when strolling … Continue reading

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The Daily Post – Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

The old elm tree in the yard describes change very well. Year after year it shows its splendor through the changing of the seasons.

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Spring Says, “I’m Here” – Winter Says, “Not Quite Yet”

The swimming pool where I destress after work is closed for its annual yearly maintenance, so by Sunday I was in need of some exercise and connecting with nature. Saturday evening the ground was covered with a thin layer of fresh … Continue reading

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My Favorite Benches

Ailsa from Where’s My Backpack weekly theme is benches. My favorite benches: I am a book junkie and the library is one of my favorite places to visit on my lunch hour. This bench is featured in a small garden … Continue reading

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Reflection – One Hundred Posts

When I began blogging in the latter part of August 2012, I did so with two goals in mind. The first was to chronicle my journey of walking the El Camino and describe for my family and friends that journey. … Continue reading

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Above The Clouds – Wild Weekly Photo Challenge # 27

I have a huge fascination for clouds and cloud formations. When I fly, as often as possible, I choose the window seat so I can plaster my nose or camera lens against the plane window and watch the clouds and sometimes … Continue reading

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Overlooked – Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge # 26

For Let’s Be Wild weekly photo challenge # 26, I must share this picture of a grouse that took refuge in the crab apple tree in early autumn. It is truly “overlooked”.

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The Beauty of the Iris – Color and Overlooked

Let the following pictures show the beauty of the iris by focusing on the beards, falls and color. Let’s Be Wild photo challenge # 26 is “overlooked” and the Daily Press weekly photo challenge is “color”. These pictures showcase both challenges and … Continue reading

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Jake’s Photo Challenge – Entrance

Jake at Jakesprinter Sunday Post has chosen “entrance” for his weekly photo challenge. Using nature as a catalyst, my photos of “entrance” feature wood and rock.

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