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Flowers from IsraelFlowers from Israel…© Valorie Webster

We have just returned (very exhausted from the travel) after spending nearly a month in Israel and Greece. I looked through over 1000 images to find one to depict my feelings this morning. I decided on these flowers.

It takes me a while to sort through all the feelings I have after these trips, but today I want to say that I am grateful. We have so much in our country…some more than others, as in every country. Our worst days pale in comparison, however, to people who have lived their entire lives with religious wars, homes lost, all retirement funds stripped away and more. Yet, they continue…most with relative happiness.

If I write more blogs regarding this trip, there will be mixed emotions and differing opinions than you may have. That is okay. What I know, for myself, is that world travel points out all our differences…AND all our similarities.

Flowers seem to find a way to bloom everywhere! May we be at peace!

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Thursday Doors – April 14, 2016

Big doors, little door and shutter doors…there is a plethora of blue doors to be found in Greece! The white and blues with the sunshine and blue skies are stunning…even almost blinding!

If you have not visited Greece, and get a chance, I suggest the smaller island of Sifnos. The pace is slower, crowds are less and you still get the beauty and simplicity of their architecture. The people are friendly and laid back.

Even if old, abandoned or small, the blue is still evident…

And if blue is not your color, go somewhere else! Or, you could keep looking…

Yes, I had to sit on that lovely little porch!

Happy Trails and Door Searching!

PS – How could I forget…drop by and check out Norm’s Thursday Doors and join in the postings, if you wish! Thanks, for hosting, Norm!

(all images © Valorie Webster)