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Rivah Visitor's Guide

One Woman's Opinion


Order Mary Buxton’s books
imageLife and love in the rural tidewater area of Virginia is a common thread that runs through nearly all of Mary Wakefield Buxton's books. The push and pull of old and new, North and South, man and woman, life and death, are discovered, illuminated and reflected upon in each of them. Such is the heart and soul of a writer.

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On the go in Middlesex County
imageReturning to Urbanna at the beginning of March this year offered a special boost of joy. We were welcomed back to the town in full blossom… forsythia, daffodils, jonquils, pear tree blossoms, and japonica, even the blue, white and pink hyacinths in the flower pots on the back patio were in bloom.

05.03.2017

Pure Bliss, Part 7
The next morning, yesterday’s dust-up over politics and religion now behind us, we walked hand-in-hand through the streets of Santa Fe. We were in the midst of an outdoor Native American market with exquisite handmade silver and turquoise jewelry displayed on blankets spread along sidewalks.

04.26.2017

Pure Bliss, Part 6
imageWe bid El Paso relatives goodbye and continued on our zig-zag journey to California. On the desolate roads of New Mexico we became hopelessly lost on unmarked mountain roads. It was there, amid the desolate rock, cliff and pine scrub, that we had our first major argument.

04.19.2017

Pure Bliss, Part 5
Oklahoma, our next overnight stop, was our first introduction to oil country. It seemed as we drove through the state that everyone had a rig in his back yard drilling for “black gold.” This was something new.

04.12.2017

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