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Fairy Tale Forest

You can tiptoe through the tulips, dance through the daisies, and run through the roses, but only for a tiny brief bit every year can you bathe yourself in bluebells in the Hallerbos forest, just southwest of Brussels, Belgium. For … Continue reading

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Mariemont

California Redwoods. You wouldn’t expect to find them in Belgium, but last Spring my friend and I found some! Mariemont is a lovely arboretum with walking paths, gardens, a (the?) Royal Museum, a little no-frills café and trees from literally … Continue reading

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What Betsy Saw (Subtitle: Spring comes to Belgium)

This is Betsy. Betsy is a senior dog, probably twelve or thirteen at least; she is likely a Chihuahua-Pekingese mix, known as a Pikachu. She likes a lot of things: cookies, treats, soft food, eating off a fork or spoon, … Continue reading

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Giverny

Monet. Van Gogh. Monet. Van Gogh. It’s always a toss up as to which one I love most at any given moment. Van Gogh moves me like no other artist ever has. Every time I see his work, my heart … Continue reading

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Beautiful Eyes into the Provençal Soul

I just got back from Provence. I have wanted to go since I was fifteen years old. I was attracted initially by curiosity about the French countryside and its accompanying lifestyle: fresh flowers, fresh air, fresh food. Provence lived up … Continue reading

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