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To Love Beauty is to See Light, by Beverly Hick Burch

“To love beauty is to see light.” ~ Victor Hugo ~ They (just who is they anyway?) say beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I think anyone would be hard press to find this gorgeous blossom anything less than beautiful. I was really excited to see my Arctic Queen Clematis bloom for… Continue reading To Love Beauty is to See Light, by Beverly Hick Burch

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I Will Never Forget the Bright September Day…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“I will never forget the bright September day, standing at my desk in the White House, when my young assistant said that a plane hit the World Trade Center – and then a second one…” ~ Condoleezza Rice ~ I was a young lass toting around a Pentax SLR almost 30 years ago to the… Continue reading I Will Never Forget the Bright September Day…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Great Vacationless Class, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.” ~ Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~ This morning while I was in the kitchen fixing Tall & Handsome a cup of coffee for his second birthday in less than a week, he quietly… Continue reading The Great Vacationless Class, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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We May Pass Contentment Looking for Victory, by Beverly Hick Burch

“We may pass the violets looking for the roses. We may pass contentment looking for victory.” ~ Bern Williams ~ Who doesn’t love roses? We all pretty much love the luscious bloom of a rose and the wonderful, heady fragrance it offers us. But, when we walk toward those roses with tunnel vision, what else… Continue reading We May Pass Contentment Looking for Victory, by Beverly Hick Burch

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The Seeing Place, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“The word theatre comes from the Greeks. It means the seeing place.” ~ Stella Adler ~ If I was to ask you to think of Birmingham and Alabama what would be the first thoughts that crossed your mind? Unfortunately, for many it would be of images that blazed across newscasts in colorless film almost half… Continue reading The Seeing Place, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Without the Rain, There Would Be No Rainbows, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbows.” ~ G. K. Chesterton ~ southern indica ‘Formosa’ This past weekend we had rain. No, really…it rained. Sunday in particular. Most people bemoan rain, but I adore a good rainy day. My Aunt LaRue was… Continue reading Without the Rain, There Would Be No Rainbows, by Beverly Hicks Burch