Our sabbatical has ended, and it was rich indeed with beauty, laughter, some tears, storms, sunshine, and the ever-present sea. How I will miss it until November.

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Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

Quote of the day: “Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature — the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” — Rachel Carson

Daily gratitudes:
Safe home
Travels with my daughter
Snuggling with MKL
The sound of the rain
Seeing Mr. Man again