The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

This book is as powerful–maybe more so–than when I first read it some years back. The pain, the beauty, the gorgeous prose, the characters who leap to life…a very rare few characters are as unforgettable, heart-breaking and inspiring as Victoria Jones. It’s one of the books that

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The Painted Churches

The Painted Churches

I went with a group of my high school friends on a tour of the Painted Churches around Schulenberg Texas. These churches were built by 19th-century Czech and German pioneers, and the artistry in them is breathtaking, intended to emulate the ancient Gothic churches in their homelands.

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