These photos, taken near a racetrack, a bank, a school, and a hospital, represent the corners of a four-leaf clover. You know what they say, right? With Luck Comes Wealth With Wisdom Comes Health ~ Famous Irish saying OK, some of that isn’t true. But what’s today without a little blarney, right? Happy St. Patrick's … Continue reading A Bit o’ Green
Full Title = The Man Who Planted Trees, A Story of Lost Groves, The Science of Trees, and a Plan to Save the Planet, by Jim Robbins. This is NOT the allegorical tale of the same name by the French author, Jean Giono. This is the modern-day, non-fiction account of David Milarch, who survived a … Continue reading Book Review: The Man Who Planted Trees
We've already established that I'm not a great wildlife photographer (okay, okay, not a great photographer period), but today with Daylight Savings Time reminding me how time waits for no one, I thought I'd revisit an occasion or two where nature decided to help me out by standing still. Here's my favorite. Not only did … Continue reading Nature Takes a Stand
Question: What are these? "A long time ago in a galaxy far far away..." "It was a dark and stormy night..." "Once upon a time..." Whoever said, "Opening lines," you are correct. Any more guesses? You in the corner, hovering over the snacks. "Story starters?" Perfect! I like that. (Also, a quick thanks and credit … Continue reading Constant Beginnings
Having recently shared what love is with the help of some terrific trees, and then shared some signs from my former commute, today I thought I'd bring us full circle with some signs about what love is NOT. If you want to see some crazy roadside art, you might like: Roadside Art: Goldwell Open Air … Continue reading Love Ain’t…
There were three primary causes to the decline of Allensworth (yes, I did listen to some of what the docents said; see the previous post). 1. When the trains stopped stopping locally, which seriously hindered the delivery of goods and services to and from Allensworth, primarily a farming community. The former train depot: 2. Water … Continue reading Allensworth: Uprooted!
I’ve been eager to share this park for almost a year but hesitated, feeling that to do it justice required serious amounts of research. Determined to get started, I reviewed my photos and happily discovered everything necessary to appreciate it is already there. Here’s a glimpse of the park landscape. The Colonel’s house is the … Continue reading Allensworth: Establishing Roots
Ask a child about their career aspirations, and the question sounds like, “What do you want to be (or do) when you grow up?” Ask an adult about their career aspirations, and the question leans more toward, “If you could do anything else, what would it be?” See the crucial difference? WHEN vs. IF. (Give … Continue reading Where the Path Leads
To commemorate the final day (today) of my current commute (I signed an agreement not to discuss the details of my employment status change, so mind your own beeswax, all you stickybeaks!), here are a few of the sights (I hesitate calling any of this "Roadside Art") along my concluding route to and from the … Continue reading Signs & Wonders
Happy Valentine's Day! For more trees, you might like: Tree Dreaming Wednesday Words on the Wild: Trees Thursday Thoughts on the Trees: Stumped!