Struggling

Our once-so-beautiful mimosa tree is struggling to survive.  Planted 20 years ago behind our house, it now is being crowded out by other trees.  Mimosas usually do not grow very tall, but ours is quite tall and spindly, trying to reach the sunlight that is year-by-year being blocked by other vegetation. The broad, oblong leaves…

I Would Love to Remove My Head

This is how I have felt all week, plagued by severe headaches that began last Sunday and have continued off and on through today (Thursday), foiling my plans for photography walks.  I blame the oppressive heat and humidity and the sudden changes in barometric pressure as storms roll in and then move on out.  Nonetheless,…

Now blooming in my corner of North Georgia: Mimosa & Magnolia

Two of my favorite trees are now blooming in Northeast Georgia: the Southern Magnolia which is native to the area and the Mimosa which was introduced from China in the 18th century. MIMOSA  Mimosa trees were introduced as ornamental trees and now grow not only in gardens but also alongside highways and waterways and in…