Category Archives: Things I See Around Town

Warm and Uplifting

Today is lovely. The sun is shining; it’s warm. It’s an SSSS kind of day (SSSS=short sleeve shirt and shorts). I was able to take a nice walk around the grounds of our retirement community, abiding by the current “social … Continue reading

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Its Here Already

Spring! The evidence is everywhere. One of my neighbors has daffodils in bloom. Dogwoods are about to burst into their whiteness. I saw a crocus. Dandelions have already gone to seed. Another neighbor has azaleas blooming by her patio. Wow! … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: Criminal Activity?

Yesterday I came upon stark evidence that a heinous crime had been committed. This is unquestionably a case of first degree Crape Murder. A dastardly deed. In plain view 0f the public. Brazen. Condoned by the “Landscape Committee.” Why they … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: Is Spring Coming?

Here we are approaching mid-February, and I spied a bit of color on cherry (?) trees in our neighborhood. It’s not much, but a bit of pink on a drab, cloudy day is a real promise of what’s to come. … Continue reading

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Looking Ahead to 2020

Here we have come to the last of of 2019 and the last day of the decade. It’s tempting to look back at the past’s challenges and victories, but I prefer to focus on the future. This photo of Camellia … Continue reading

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Things I See around Town: A Splash of Color

When I am visiting gardens around town, there are times…delightful times…when a splash of color grabs my attention. Such a time occurred last summer when I was touring the Billinda Daylily Garden here in Charlotte. This purple annual coleus is … Continue reading

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Masks on a Garden Wall

During our visit to San Diego in July my daughter, the art teacher personified, devised a summer project to create masks to hang on her garden wall. The idea was to paint a face on discarded ends of palm tree … Continue reading

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Things I See Around the Beach: Birds

We recently spent a delightful week at Topsail Beach, NC. One thing I particularly enjoy at the beach is bird-watching. Let me share videos of two groups with you. A flight of marine birds: A flight of Marine birds: Which … Continue reading

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Father-daughter Time

I recently returned from a week in San Diego visiting family there. It was a delightful week, especially being able to spend time with my first great-grandchild, John. When I make trips to San Diego, my daughter usually has a … Continue reading

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Things I See Around Town: Chaste Tree

One of my favorite plants is the chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus). I happened to spy a group of them in full bloom on my way to tennis . I am happy to share these photos. Chaste tree is a magnet … Continue reading

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