Against the blue sky

For some, Spring heralds its arrival with daffodils and crocuses in bloom. But to me, Spring arrives with the blooming of the Eastern Redbud trees. (When I was young I always wondered why it was called Redbud when the blooms were such a lovely rose color.) This one is to be found on a short…

Travel Theme: Possibility

“Train journeys are about possibilities.  They denote a change in state.  When you arrive, you are no longer the same person who departed.”   (Vikas Swarup) For more possibilities, see http://wheresmybackpack.com/2014/01/03/travel-theme-possibility/  

JJJ Challenge: Jesse Jewell

I’m getting this one in just under the wire, as Frizz will be posting the next challenge soon… A major artery through the downtown area of my hometown (Gainesville, Georgia) is named for my grandfather, Jesse Jewell, and there also is an historical marker dedicated to him.  (My apologies to my vegan readers as you…

Not in My Front Yard ?

Let’s say you live in a lovely wooded area on a one-lane dirt road that follows an abandoned railway bed (which I do).  And let’s say you truly enjoy the feeling of seclusion and the relative quiet (which I do).   And let’s say you read this headline in the Sunday morning newspaper (which I…