Under the University there is a place Auri calls The Underthing.
“An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.”
― Henry David Thoreau
Each spring, I spend as much time as possible at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens while the azaleas are blooming. This year was no exception.
I made three separate day...
“Then my heart with pleasure fills
And dances with the daffodils.”
― William Wordsworth
There are two places that I simply must visit in late winter and early spring when things begin to bloom. These are Magnolia Plantation and Gardens located in Charleston, South...
“Our imagination flies — we are its shadow on the earth.”
― Vladimir Nabokov
During my winter break, I had the opportunity to explore with my camera. I received a wonderful book, Seeing in Sixes, for Christmas. Seeing in Sixes is a collection of six...
“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton
This past week I enjoyed a week off from work for spring break. At the beginning of the break, two great photography...
“Look at the cherry blossoms!
Their color and scent fall with them,
Are gone forever,
The spring comes again.”
I was in my forties the first time I went to Washington, DC. I remember vividly how amazed I...
“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”
― Dave Barry
Two years ago, during the winter, I took a huge leap (for me) and joined some great friends and...
“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ”
Although the calendar does not show that it is spring, signs of spring are all bursting forth where I live in the...
You must understand, young Hobbit, it takes a long time to say anything in Old Entish. And we never say anything unless it is worth taking a long time to say.
~Treebeard (Ent in Middle Earth)