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Elena’s Reflection

photo via Sacha Elena posted this to her Instagram. We enjoyed sharing country life in California with you xxx                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Advent Prayer

Lead me love to have awareness ofyour guidance to bring forth your invisible truth … advent prayer                             [Author: French la Vie]
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… In this Dark with me

By Jessica Powers                        [Author: French la Vie]
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Flower Bed… How does your garden grow?

  My mother‘’a Christmas theme flower bed. How does her garden grow? I can honestly say she can hold happiness and sadness in the same hand and yet plant the seeds for life to continue gracefully. The art of gardening is knowing that roses have thorns. How does your garden grow?                   [Author: French la Vie]
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This Little Bundle

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This Little Bundle

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Painting My Mom’s Mailbox

Every month one of us in the Amaro family paints my mom’s mailbox at the end of her lane. Today Elena was the one to give it a go. My mom likes her big country mailbox to be painted following holiday themes or monthly traditions this month it is a given … Christmas. Elena asked my mom what she preferred her to paint and  Santa was decided upon.   First, we scrapped some of the paint off. Layers of painted themes from over the years. Themes such as… January champagne glasses, February hearts...
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To Marty and Julie

One moment leads to another  Seed . Bud . Blossom …     Life is movement Becoming  .  Changing  .  Growing Blending the physical and spiritual, Intellect and intuition.   Life changes it weaves within us  connects us to each other   … When someone we love leaves us  Life around us shifts, changes, leaving us with an empty space.  A seed of their life roots slowly within us, in that inner space, often invisible, overtime leading us to a relationship with our memory and often a spiritual c...
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The Loved Old Friend at the Brocante

  For those of you who do not follow me on Instagram, where I post videos I will be re-posting a few here every now and then.                Related Stories The Best Find of Old PapersBeauty on thé Streets and at the FleamarketWhat One Can Find at the Brocante  [Author: French la Vie]
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Autumn Sunshine

photo above via my dear friend Erika.     Thanksgiving day ( my mom and sister in law Diane are out of view can you find them sitting at the table. My brother Marty’s family did not join us. Understandably, it was too hard for them.)     Sacha came from Seattle with Elena his Italian girlfriend. As it was an incredible warm beautiful day we had Thanksgiving lunch outside.    Natural table decorations    My mom showing Elena how to make 10 pounds of mashed potatoes. Muscles.   The nie...
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The Best Find of Old Papers

  For those of you who do not follow me on Instagram, where I post videos I will be re-posting a few here every now and then.                Related Stories Beauty on thé Streets and at the FleamarketWhat One Can Find at the BrocanteFrench Antique Guessing Game Answer  [Author: French la Vie]
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Do You Think I Like Portraits?

    Obviously this is my favorite.                 [Author: French la Vie]
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Once Upon a Time...

Once upon a time, I stopped using plastic. Once upon a time, I only used two gallons of water a day, I was obsessed with every drop of water. Once upon a time, I stopped buying new clothes and adhered to slow fashion. Once upon a time, I walked if the distance was less than three miles away. Once upon a time, I only ate food that was grown 30 miles or less from my home. Once upon a time, I stopped eating junk food as it was a waste of natural resources. Once upon a time, I invited the homeless...
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Thanksgiving

We miss you.   My Mother prepares the Thanksgiving meal. Every year one of the traditional things that she makes are butter cookies that she cuts out with a red cookie cutter that is shaped like a turkey. Setting the table she adds one of the turkey cut-out cookies to each of the plates. —- My brother Marty would traditionally sneak into the dining room and bite off the heads of each of the turkey cookies. Crumbs and a headless, cookie-cut-out turkey... Thanksgiving would begin with my Mother m...
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Home

  What speaks my mother's kitchen to me: - The sugar bowl and spoon, the exact same one since forever, in the exact same place in the cupboard. - The small old dust brooms laced on a rod for a kitchen curtain. - The pull-out cutting board. - The tin cup sitting on the counter that she drinks from everyday. - The chocolate chips that are "hidden" in the dish towel drawer, - and those perfectly pressed dish towels. - Not a single good cutting knife. - The kitchen faucet with a mind of its own. -...
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Iron Lace Work in Paris

  For those of you who do not follow me on Instagram, where I post videos I will be re-posting a few here every now and then. While walking to and from Chelsea's family's apartment to our apartment in Paris I spotted this amazing protective iron gate, it looked to be a permenate piece. Unfortunately, and often while I am walking I photography things without marking down where I am at, and no I do not have my location ever on my phone. Hence, I have an idea where this might be, but I am not ce...
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Beaujolais Nouveau

Beaujolais Nouveau, is the first wine of the season to be uncorked. It is a big deal in France. An honored tradition. Every year on the third Thursday of November, you can hear Beaujolais Nouveau being poured, followed by a lively conversation about this years grapes. Predictions are set in place regarding the flavor of Beaujolais Nouveau as an indicator: Is it going to be a good year for wine or not? The Burgundy Reporter said, "Vintage 2021 – A vintage of frost, hail in places, and m...
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Beauty on thé Streets and at the Fleamarket

                  Related Stories What One Can Find at the BrocanteFrench Antique Guessing Game AnswerFrench Antique Guessing Game  [Author: French la Vie]
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What Would You Add?

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A Story Of Survival

Thank you Andrea Waltzer Hames for sharing this with me on FB   Michael J. Nadel ·  Toronto, ON, Canada    ·      In Crown Heights, there was a Jew, Yankel, who owned a bakery. He survived the camps. He once said, “You know why it is that I’m alive today? I was a kid, just a teenager at the time. We were on the train, in a boxcar, being taken to Auschwitz. Night came and it was freezing, deathly cold, in that boxcar. The Germans would leave t...
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Olivia

  Olivia the easy birth baby. who sleeps eats, poops, and repeats. Cries rarely. I have only heard her cry twice, once was right before these photos  were taken and that is why I am laughing, as it was so surreal to hear her cry... What? Is she ... "A real baby?" Four weeks old.                  Related Stories You Know What I Am Going to PostHanging Out with This BoyloOlivia  [Author: French la Vie]
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The Painting

    Today at an auction house I spotted this painting, or I should say I spotted the detail that I liked about the painting… The ribbon on the foot. For me just painting the foot with a rivet would have been enough.   Today at an auction house I spotted this painting, or I should say I spotted the detail that I liked about the painting… The ribbon shoe on her foot. For me just painting the foot with a rivet would have been enough. Later when I posted this painting to my Instagram “gotta be ...
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Signs of Love

No questions asked No reason nor explanation    Just taking it when I see it holding it to be true   You are here that’s all that matters You brought a smile to my face and I thank you for that   Spiritual love is real Letting the heart be open to it                    [Author: French la Vie]
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Healing Love Prayer

so true so lovely so simply powerful remembering that most hold suffering silently  I hope I can be the friend who notices and helps.   Photo message by Instagram Bethany Ciotola                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Baby Love

Baby Love  Olivia three weeks old.                 [Author: French la Vie]
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Rarely Has This Ever Happened

Went to a flea market today which isn’t unusual for me … but the prices were absolutely ridiculous, I wouldn’t pay those prices at a brocante let alone at a flea market where one expects to pay less. Nevertheless, there were some lovely surprises including their price points. First time I walked away empty handed.                    [Author: French la Vie]
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Tell Someone

Via Adrian Michael Greene on Instagram                  [Author: French la Vie]
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Encore Golden

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Autumn Walkabout

Season’s constant change Autumn’s golden crown Was once Spring’s fertile green now falling leaves dance around my feet.                   [Author: French la Vie]
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Good Ideas for Future Challenges

Wow, thank you for the good ideas for future challenges ❤️ Flowers are easy because they are everywhere, plus I had/have years of photos of flowers on file and as Susan commented flowers are happy and bright. I do not know if I could post hands or smiles everyday for a year… but wouldn’t that be lovely? Of course antiques would be easier for me but maybe wouldn’t bring a bright spot of happiness to most people. I have a few more months before the two year mark is up.   On another note: Isn...
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