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Roque’s Weekly Review for 07/31/19

Last week, I mentioned that we were in the process of buying our home deep in the woods here in middle Tennessee. Well, it’s all done. The “I’s” have been dotted, and the “X’s” have been crossed. This dearly beloved place tucked deep in a hollow and surrounded by very tall hills is now officially our permanent home! Woohoo!!!

Outside of that, there has been lots of fun adventuring on various occasions this summer. Recently, I went to a friend’s birthday party at a remote outdoor location near the top of a nearby mountain. We had to park our car at a certain point and hike through a good bit of terrain to get there. It sure was worth it though. Here are some photos from this magical place. I am not revealing the best part of it. The entire experience should be reserved for an actual visit. I only had my cell phone to take photos, but it managed okay:

If all goes as planned, I have a good bit of traveling to do next week. I should have a bunch of cool shots from my trip out of town.


This week, I wanted to showcase some of my stippling work. I love the simplicity of using an ink pen, a piece of paper, and thousands of dots to create an image. In this case, I designed some whimsical and pretty things.

These kinds of pieces take a lot of time and will try your patience, but the journey of pressing down thousands of dots makes it all worth it.


The newest post from my blog Tropical Shade of Green describes my efforts to be significantly less distracted by (and addicted to) my digital devices, social media, and streaming sites. I am exploring ways in which I can be more intentional about how I spend my time. I want to look back on my life and know that I lived as actively as I possibly could. If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you may have already noticed some changes. You can read more here:

That’s all for this week’s review! All of August is my birthday month! Each installment of this review next month will celebrate something meaningful in my life.

Check back next Wednesday for another review and feel free to subscribe in the sidebar to your right to get each issue delivered to you via email.

Have a wonderful week!


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