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Ah, April – My Favorite Month 2009

Wildflowers have always been a big part of my life, but the year was 1967 when I was more intimately introduced to them.  I can remember as a child the woods in front of our house was full of wild

Posted in Gardening, Wildflowers

Gardening Woes and Thrills 2008

 It has always been the aim of this writer not to dwell on the negative, but as I sit here in front of this empty screen, today I deviate.  We no longer garden as we did a few years ago

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A Visit to Buck’s Pocket State Park 1994

Note:  Buck’s Pocket has not always been a state park and there are lots of memories of visiting that area.  It’s a gorge and simply beautiful.  It’s said that defeated politicians go to the pocket to recover.  If you haven’t

Posted in Wildflowers

The First Harbinger of Spring 1991

It’s cozy and warm where I sit on the sun porch – unlike what it was when I was fooled yesterday by the bright sunshine.  I thought I could get out and walk without my protective clothing, but was I

Posted in Wildflowers

Gardening — Just a Gamble

John’s fancy electronic rain gauge/thermometer read 15 degrees this morning.  Wow!!  That was 10 degrees below the predicted reading. We had lots of hydrangeas budding out and I can only imagine what they look like this morning.  Many of those

Posted in Gardening, Wildflowers

Beauty in the Shade Garden

Where to begin this article escapes me.  This afternoon The One I Love Best dragged other “stuff” out of the way of the golf cart and offered me a ride.  It was as though I had died and gone to

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Problems of a Farmer 1989

The day started off as just another ordinary day with the usual happenings.  Lunch was the common, summertime meal – consisting in part of fried okra, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and “roas-sneers.”  How did roasting ears ever get to be called

Posted in Country Life – Then and Now, Wildflowers

What is Goldenrod?

Remember the scrapbook I found when I cleaned out a closet?  It’s filled with all  kinds of articles printed by the Georgia Market Bulletin about wildflowers and a few other medicinal plants. I don’t think I’ve seen as much Goldenrod

Posted in Wildflowers

What Is Boneset?

When I cleaned out a closet last week I found boxes that I had forgotten I had and in one of them I found this scrapbook (I think I can remember the elderly lady who gave it to me — probably

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A Walk Through the Yard

Join me and let’s take a walk.  It’s 9:00 o’clock a.m. so that’s the reason for the sun and glare and on top of that I’m not a photographer.  Forgive me for not stating the botanical names of these plants

Posted in Gardening, Wildflowers
Billie & John Crumly 1945 Part of what Tom Brokaw called "The Greatest Generation"