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Pieced Together
Instead of just one place, this page will take us to 25 places - half of the
50 states in the U.S.  The remaining 25 states are on page 2, "Between
You and Me."  That link can be found at the bottom of the page.

The title of the page comes from a quote by D. H. Lauderfield:  "The
United States reminds me of one of my grandmother's quilts - the
individual pieces are interesting on their own, but pieced together,
a beautiful pattern emerges and the result is quite impressive."

Photo at the top of the page is from Menifee County, Kentucky.

-- Nancy
West Cornwall Bridge, Cornwall, Connecticut
Tompkins County, New York
Maroon Bells - Snowmass Wilderness Area, Colorado
Castle Hill Lighthouse, Narragansett Bay, Newport, Rhode Island
San Diego, California
Acadia National Park, Maine
Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana
Roanoke County, Virginia
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Shawano County, Wisconsin
Bartholomew County, Indiana
Glacier National Park, Montana
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, New Mexico
Cape May, New Jersey
Southeastern Alaska
Monona County, Iowa
Sam D. Hamilton National Wildlife Refuge, Noxubee, Mississippi
Sugar Creek Bridge, Sangamon County, Illinois   
North Little Rock, Arkansas
Smoky Mountains, North Carolina
Preble County, Ohio
Oahu, Hawaii
Zion National Park, Utah
Sparta, Tennessee
There's healing in the forest for tired minds, there's strength in the mountains
for overburdened spirits.  Nature is a great restorer.  
-- Calvin Coolidge
Though we often fail to notice, the world is filled
with many kinds of magic.
 -- Shunryu Suzuki
There's a golden slant of morning so lovely to behold that, when it comes,
the landscape stops to listen and the shadows hold their breath.
-- Emily Dickinson
Stop and acknowledge the colors around you.  Among the several kinds
of beauty, the eye takes most delight in colors.  
-- Joseph Addison
Life has loveliness to sell, buy it and never count the cost,  For one
bright singing hour of peace, count many a year of strife well lost.
-- Sara Teasdale
Everybody needs beauty, places to play in and pray in, where nature
may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.
 -- John Muir
Sleek winding lengths of watered silk
Draw ribbons through the hills,
Where waterfalls of crystal spray
Spill effervescent frills.

The rippling silver streaks flow free
With trim of lacy froth
To tie rich gifts of meadow gems
In yards of jade green cloth.
-- Marianne McNeil
Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.  -- Anne Frank