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Dispatches from Cornwall, Part #4

Hello! I’m currently at that stage of writing where my answer to everyone, in virtually all situations, is, “Not now, I’m working on the book.” But I’ll pause this morning to upload some more pics relating to my  June 2016 trip to England’s southwest country. 177 more words

Emma Jameson

Behold the Lilies

CONSIDER THE LILIES of the field, and let’s not forget the hydrangeas, ladies’ mantel, astilbe, verbena and other things… July here at Green Half-Acre is turning out OK after all. 288 more words


Easy Peezy Lemon Squeezy

As the end of May and beginning of June approaches there’s only one thing on everyones mind at Cragside. Every year at this time a blanket of stunning rhododendrons cover the estate in a vibrant floral display. 480 more words

An Interlude on the Veranda

The flowering season continues, and as we head into a holiday weekend, many more blooms have shown their faces. There were several weekend mornings over the past month where I took my study materials out to the veranda on a cool morning with a hot cup of coffee. 698 more words


Roan Mountain

My husband and I love to visit the Blue Ridge Mountains in June. Our wedding anniversary is in June and my husband has always scheduled time off so we could celebrate in our favorite part of the country. 103 more words

Lake View Trail Loop (Babcock State Park, WV)

It seems like every state park in America has a man-made reservoir, and Babcock State Park in south-central West Virginia is no exception. After checking out the area’s… 611 more words

Loop Hike

Tennessee: Hiking the Roan Highlands

This is day 2 of our adventure in the Roan Highlands, along the Tennesee-North Carolina border.  If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, you can do so now to get some background information about the area. 316 more words