Wednesday, May 28, 2014
This is another in the series featuring a rose from our yard.
We don't have many lavender-colored roses in our yard, but Melody Parfumée is one. As the name implies, it has a wonderful fragrance. We also think it is very beautiful.
Friday, May 16, 2014
I’m posting this photo very much after the fact, but in early April I got a picture of some of our bright, cheery Quail Daffodils in the early morning light. The blossoms on these daffodils lasted a very long time, and brightened our yard for many days.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
I've decided to start a series featuring one rose from our yard each week. This is the first in the series.
Dolly Parton is an east Tennessee icon. Her Dollywood amusement park caused tourist to spend even more time (and money) in our part of the state, and her Imagination LIbrary, which mails age-appropriate books to the homes of preschoolers, has helped raise literacy levels in our schools.
Dolly Parton also has a rose, which we have enjoyed for several years, named after her. I wonder if the fact that this is a 'plump' rose had anything to do with the naming of it?
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Betsy and I have been going to the same cabin on Mt. Nebo in Arkansas for about eight years. As you can see, it’s beautiful and and just the right size for two people. It’s in a perfect spot for enjoying the afternoon light, and for capturing those gorgeous Mt. Nebo sunsets.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
In March Betsy and I visited Whitewater Falls near Sapphire, North Carolina. We’d been there before, but this was a beautiful morning, and there were very few people around. It seemed as if we had this gorgeous waterfall all to ourselves.