Azalea Season – 2022

Azalea Season – 2022

They never bloom long enough. The azalea bush seems to capture something iconic in this place in South Carolina. Southern culture. Southern charm. A Southern way of life. I’ve stood and gazed at mass plantings of azaleas and half expected to see Scarlett...
Empty Nest

Empty Nest

The Eastern Bluebird is my favorite visitor to the yard. The male wears a stunning suit of feathers that catch the sunlight as he flits around the property. The sun will sometimes glint off those feathers and the color is almost electric! Just beautiful! Catching a...
Baby Peaches

Baby Peaches

As of April 11, 2022 there are officially baby peaches on my tree! It’s been a very long wait. I thank the Lord and Irish Spring. Now, say a prayer there will be plenty to share. If you like free-stone peaches; that’s what is growing. You can tell by the...
Bob Who?

Bob Who?

Growing up country means different things to different people. I grew up in Edgefield, SC. The oldest of four with three younger brothers. A tire swing at my grandparents’ house and a beagle named Cleo are some of my fondest memories. My great-grandmother...
Is It Spring Yet?

Is It Spring Yet?

February 2022 fades into the past as we turn the page on the wall calendar. The following month marches forth with all the promise of Spring here in South Carolina. It’s always a blessing to see the yard coming alive with the yellow of daffodils and the annual...
Just One More

Just One More

August 16, 2021 and the year is moving away from me in rapid fashion. Taking a stroll around the property and wondering as I wandered. “Has anything survived this heat?” There is no sprinkler system here; so, if I don’t water it, there is only...

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