For the Love of Okra

It was my first time shopping at a Farmer’s market and I didn’t know what I was looking for. I only knew that the okra should be small. 303 more words

Food And Recipes

FEATURED ARTIST: Author Jay Heavner

Today’s featured artist is author Jay Heavner, who took some time out to discuss his book, writing, and life. Enjoy!

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Being published is a great thing, but you soon realize that just like writing the book, it is just a step to getting your book out to the public. 878 more words


Fly Fishing Guide Profile: James Bradley of Reel 'em In Guide Service in Georgia

James Bradley of Reel ‘em In Guide Service guides out of Georgia in a beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain setting. Bradley recently sat down to take on some questions for the Venturing Angler: 689 more words


Times in the Appalachian High Country

Wordsworth wrote an endless poem in blank verse on” the growth of a poet’s mind.” I shall attempt a more modest feat for a more distracted age: a blog, “Things which a Lifetime of Trying to Be a Poet has Taught Me.” 555 more words

Donald Williams

My Jacksonville to Seattle Odyssey—Part 2

It was really hard saying goodbye to my sister this morning. I don’t know why. It’s not like we’ll lose touch. But it was kind of comforting, knowing she only lived 4 hours away. 770 more words


Great Blue Lobelia

Lobelia siphilitica

It is a late summer treat to see great blue lobelia in full bloom, often alongside the fabulously red cardinal flower. Sometimes called “blue cardinal flower”, great blue lobelia resembles red cardinal flower, ( 228 more words

Virginia Wildflowers