What a difference a sky without clouds can make when you find yourself standing beneath a blossoming magnolia tree! That was the scenario I’m once more thankful to San Francisco’s Botanical Garden and a shifting weather pattern for creating. 221 more words
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FOR A CITY that has endured wars, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes, the historic architecture of Charleston, South Carolina is amazingly well-preserved (or well-restored). An old-house enthusiast like myself has plenty to see: eight major house museums, beautiful churches and public buildings, and the rice plantations in the surrounding low-country, which provided the wealth that grew the city in the 18th and 19th centuries, on the backs of enslaved Africans. 542 more words
In a BinaryEndgameBottomlineEitherOr world, it’s nice to head to the park and find beginnings living side by side with endings. At the San Francisco Botanical Garden on Saturday, you could see autumn leaves and spring buds on the same magnolia tree, and a callow calla catching light with fall color behind it.