We have lived in the Quad Cities all our lives. The Mississippi river divides the four major cities in our area, and the water draws me like a strong magnet when I need to think, or relax, or simply remember my childhood - growing up on its banks.
Today we enjoyed the Mississippi from a local park; watching the clouds drift past, the white pelicans soar above the dam nearby, and just quietly talking about the next steps in our lives.
When I started this blog in May 2007, it was for the sole purpose of staying in touch with friends and family while we traveled to Europe for three months. I am still staying in touch. "Traveller's Joy" clematis vitalba: Wildflower found throughout southwest Europe/Africa. Used for medicinal purposes and found "climbing and covering" the roadsides of Europe.
We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential. ~Ellen Goodman