Category: In Nature

In Nature

Tobacco     There are moments when I am feeling bolder than others, on this particular day, I spotted these men, hard at work, in a tobacco field, and decided to stop and ask them if I might photograph them and their labor – they all kindly said yes.     I am sure they…

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The Tree – Yes, That Tree     As spring came into focus, this year, we decided it was time to deal with a few of the trees that were too close to the house, including The Tree. The Tree in our life, the infamous tree, is the tree that was involved in Kate’s life…

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Riverbanks Botanical Garden “And the secret garden bloomed and bloomed and every morning revealed new miracles.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett ~ The Secret Garden I love gated gardens with architectural features that invite you in to explore their treasures. It was particularly nice to have this garden to myself. One of the things I most enjoyed, during…

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Pagoda & Oriental Garden In Norfolk, Virginia, while searching for the Mermaids, which dot the cities landscape, I was advised by a passerby, that I should make sure not to miss the Pagoda & and Oriental Garden.  I thanked him for his suggestion, and stepped up my pace! This small urban garden, nestled on the…

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More Orchids I cannot help myself; I adore everything about these beautifully exotic plants, most especially that I shared my passion for Orchids with my Mother; who is of course the person who introduced to me this marvelous plant.  Thus, Happy Mother’s Day — I cannot think of a better way to celebrate Motherhood than…

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A Bit of Paradise There are people, places, and things, which often leave one with more questions than answers; such was this stop in Pennsylvania, near Wiley’s Bridge, No. 19. The stone building beckoned us to stop, and explore both the interior of the structure and the surrounding gardens. But had it been a home or…

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A Place of Peace Recently, I had the privilege of sitting in our friend’s garden, while I waited for everyone to finish their pesky obligations, which were in the way of celebrating a birthday. As I sat there, reading, I could not help but marvel at the beautiful space they had created and all of…

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Change is Upon Us I love gardening; I love planting seeds and watching them sprout and checking their growth, and I love harvesting their bounty, be it flowers, fruits, vegetables or just plain beauty that welcomes you in allowing you to entertain, be alone, or chat with God. This column originally started with my desire…

In the Garden

Over the River and Through the Woods As I was making lunch, Kate walked into the kitchen and asked if I would like to go explore the woods, across the river, in our backyard. I instantly said yes, what a great idea; I then commented on the fact that I did not know she had…

In the Garden

Toward the End of the Season     Driving by Route 1, I spied this beautiful pumpkin, and had to pull over! I went into the charming establishment, 2 River Road Inn and Cottages, and asked if I could photograph their garden, a very kind clerk, notified the proprietor, who gave his permission, much to…