I found this photo
while browsing the archives.
In 2014, we vacationed
in Bend, Oregon,
which seems like
a million years ago.
A time of large gatherings,

not worrying about
what we touch,
and no mask-wearing.
It was a different world.
Sisters, Oregon was a

fun day adventure
and a destination
for beautiful
I thought this
would make
a good Monday post.
So, I send wishes
of peace
for a new week,
and I’m grateful
for all of you
who stop by

my little piece
of blogland.
I hope you

continue to find
inspiration here

that keeps you
coming back.

Lauren πŸ’—

29 thoughts on “Jewels

    1. Thanks, Balroop, and Oregon sure is beautiful. We’re thinking of retiring there, but we have other ideas, too. And how much we love Mother Nature’s smiles! πŸ’—

    1. Thanks, John, it’s surreal, isn’t it? Those days are gone. We’re living a new normal now, and when the vaccine comes out, an even newer normal will evolve. The world is ever-changing, which is why we continue to take one day at a time. Take care!

    1. Thanks, again, Resa, and I agree with you. Like I said to John, we’re living in a current new normal, but when the vaccine becomes available, things will change again. I hope you’re staying safe and doing well. See you in your world soon! πŸ₯°πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ§‘

  1. Mother Wintermoon

    The PNW is gorgeous. Beautiful photo and post, Lauren. I feel your love and gentle spirit shining through. ❀️

  2. I have heard about the scenic beauty of Oregon. The lyrics of one of the old songs in my language describe forests and rivers as dowry gifted to mother earth. Your β€˜jewels of serenity’ brings it up again.

    1. “Forests and rivers as dowry gifted to mother earth.” Perfectly penned, Raj, and if you add a sparkling lake, that’s where we love to unwind and disengage from the chaos and technology. Thanks so much for your lovely comment, and I hope you’re doing well.

    1. Thanks for your beautiful and soothing comment, Jane. I hope you’re finding peace in your new home. Sending love and blessings to you, dear friend. πŸŒ·πŸ’—πŸŒ·πŸ’—

      1. Jane Sturgeon

        Lovely Lauren, yes, thank you. This place is peaceful and I am grateful for it. Such lovely neighbours and many blessings. ❀ Sending much love to you and yours, always. ❀ Xxx ❀

      2. That’s wonderful, Jane! Sometimes when we move, the grass isn’t always greener. So, I’m glad it’s emerald where you are now. πŸ™‚ πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’–

  3. Thank YOU, Lauren. It’s been inspirational catching up with your blog today.

    (I think at least one of my comments landed in the wrong spot here today. It’s what happens when I use my cellphone for WP. Can’t always see where I am! 😏)

    1. Aww, Betty, thanks very much! It’s so great to see you here since I was scarce for a much longer time. I really didn’t think I’d return. I didn’t think I had any more writing inside me. 😘 I think I was wrong! Anyway, cheers to our blogging friendship! I replied to the comments, so now I don’t know if you’ll get them or if the other friends will. I don’t remember how it works. Oh well! I can’t do WP from my phone. It doesn’t work and I haven’t taken the time to figure it out. So, my laptop and I have a close relationship. πŸ™‚ 🀩🀩🀩

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