The view from the pinnacle at Craggy Gardens, NC is spectacular. It’s an easy climb up a well worn path reinforced with stones and timbers. It takes about 30 minutes to drive to the trailhead from the Blue Ridge Parkway just east of Asheville and then about 30 minutes to reach the summit. That’s ifContinue reading “Craggy Gardens”
On Saturday April 10, 2021, we visited the James Museum to view a traveling exhibit “Go Artfully Wild.” The exhibit showcases Artist for Conservation (AFC)’s International “Nature in Art” exhibit. The exhibit features “60 paintings and sculptures that awaken our responsibility to conserve the diversity and wonder of our natural world.” The exhibit is onContinue reading “James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art”
Hebrews 13.2: Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
The light of the silver moon and the fiery orange sunset silhouette the winged ones spooked by the Spirits of the Tocobaga Indians. First one, then two, then many explode from the trees covering the sacred mounds. Are the spirits restless questioning why “white men” are a warring people full of thirst of others possessions?Continue reading “Unsettled Spirits Stir Amidst Florida’s Balmy Spring Night Air”
St. Petersburg FL has, in addition to its natural beauty and tourist attractions, one of the best farmer’s markets in the southeast. The array of fresh organic vegetables and fruits are a feast for the eyes. Worden Farms from Punta Gorda had the most gorgeous red kale and fat bunches of red and green leafContinue reading “Saturday morning farmers market”
If you walk the trails at Weedon Island in St. Petersburg FL, be sure to climb the lookout tower. You’ll see islands of mangrove on oyster shell foundations in Riviera Bay with the St. Pete skyline in the background. St. Pete natives can hear the plaintive call of the osprey from the beaches to theContinue reading “The view from the tower”
The tourists are here in full force, so Monday morning is beach cleanup time. We walked from Caddy’s on Sunset Beach up to the Bilmar and back and collected 3 grocery bags of detritus, plastic bottles and toys, beer cans, masks and wipes. Some were thoughtful to put their rubbish in a neat pile. OnceContinue reading “Trash and Treasure”
I watched the cut above teal table-top blue grow more sore beckoned by darkness and tidal roar and sat small and lone below the firmament. Immaterial to passers-by skirting the water line wondering how easily swept away from time under surf flesh and regret might slip interred or as easily by the wave that bothContinue reading “Sine”