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When we first arrived I was awe-struck as the home came in to view, it sort of just jumped out at you. This past Saturday we visited America’s Largest Home*, Biltmore Estate. In 1888 George Vanderbilt II visited the Great Smokey Mountains and it was at that time he decided to build a ‘winter retreat’ […]

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December 31, 2007

Biltmore Estate

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*Arrangements have been made and once Cody gets home and packed we are off, again?! I know that we just returned from Atlanta on Wednesday but I am dying to do something ‘fun’. We’ve been talking about this since last year so we are well over due. We are going to be staying the weekend […]

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December 28, 2007

Haze of Prosaic Days

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P.S. I love you Critics have said that this is a movie to go see with someone you love, as well as that this is the perfect date movie………I beg to differ. The instant I saw the trailer to the movie I decided that I wanted to see it, and above all it had to […]

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December 27, 2007

Something is Never Nothing

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Hi Jessica, I am delighted to let you know that your submitted photo which was shortlisted has been selected for inclusion in the newly released fourth edition of our Schmap Las Vegas Guide: Top of the World Restaurantwww.schmap.com/lasvegas/toppicks_restaurants/p=33242/i=33242_1.jpg Thanks so much for letting us include your photo – please enjoy the guide! Best regards, Emma […]

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December 24, 2007

News to me…………….

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I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas! Here we are in Atlanta, Ga. safe and sound to spend Christmas with Cody’s family. The drive went fairly well, thankfully we didn’t hit traffic until the last 30 minutes of our ride. The weather was damp and dreary the entire time and looks as though […]

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December 23, 2007

Kicking & Screaming

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I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. Willa Cather (1873 – 1947) Someone once said that the “Tree of life is self-pruning”, I have slowly come to understand and embrace this simple little statement. You see, I have been feeling somewhat disenchanted as […]

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December 21, 2007

Tree on Hilltop………..

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I found this video while viewing Time Magazines “Top 10 Viral Videos” list. There was another one there that really, really made me laugh but I chose not to share it due to the “language”. My sense of humor might not have been shared with others who read the blog.This list of videos have each […]

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December 19, 2007

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‘Twisting Tree Necklace’ Maybe you’ve noticed or maybe I’ve failed to mention the fact that I love, love, love TREES;taking photos of them, wearing them, sitting beneath them, etc.The Twisting Tree Necklace is something I purchased (a few weeks ago) the instant I laid eyes on it, especially since it was only $11.99, whata deal**! […]

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December 19, 2007

Favorite Things………………

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(Congratulations…this was selected to be one of the MANY WINNERS in Our Bokeh Shots Thread! ) You may or may not recognize this photo, that would solely depend on whether you looked at the Evergreen Cemetery Set on my Flickr account as I did not post it here prior to today.I decided to post it […]

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December 18, 2007

Widow’s Prayer

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(I didn’t take any photos this weekend so here’s this kid next to a snowman) It snowed on Sunday, I mean all day Sunday……………I hate to admit that I didn’t even step foot out of the house but, I didn’t.I kept thinking that I needed to get up and take some shots of the snow, […]

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December 18, 2007

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