Virginia is a regular visitor to the lighthouse. When she walks the trail, she observes with the keen eye of a gardener and naturalist. Now, she shares her photographs and observations online at her new blog: Village Encounters. Personally, I am grateful for Virginia’s fresh perspective. I try to pay attention as I walk along the trail, but I must admit that I take certain things for granted. Familiarity breeds complacency. Virginia’s blog inspires me to take a second look at what I see everyday.