Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Live

At the beach   In the Upper Midwest   In Southern Appalachia “There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort.”  (Jane Austen)   See more places people live or join Cee’s challenge here.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs

Rooftops at the University of Notre Dame Notre Dame, our Mother Tender, strong and true Proudly in the heavens, Gleams thy gold and blue. Glory’s mantle cloaks thee Golden is thy fame, And our hearts forever, Praise thee, Notre Dame. And our hearts forever, Love thee, Notre Dame. See more roofs or join Cee’s challenge…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Architecture

Constructed in the Queen Anne style in the early 1890s by my husband’s great-grandparents, this house originally was surrounded by cornfields in what was known as Cottrell’s Subdivision on the edge of South Bend, Indiana. Today, that location is within walking distance of downtown South Bend. My husband’s ancestors, who were immigrants from Germany, purchased the land…

A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Arch

Sacred Heart Basilica at the University of Notre Dame To join in this challenge or to see more arches, go to http://suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com/2014/08/19/a-word-a-week-photograph-challenge-arch/    

Now Blooming in My Corner of North Georgia: Spirea Japonica

I first saw Spirea japonica at, of all places, the Potawatomi Zoo in South Bend, Indiana, and fell in love with it.  When we moved to Georgia I had to have it in my garden.  I still love the way the rosy pink flowers cluster at the tips of the branches.  

Travel Theme: Statues

In 1842, the Rev. Edward Sorin first set foot on the land that would become the site of the University of Notre Dame.  Two years later, Father Sorin wrote, “When this school, Our Lady’s school, grows a bit more, I shall raise her aloft so that, without asking, all men shall know why we have succeeded…