A walk in the woods

The other day I went for a walk in the woods on a mountain, and I still have sort of a peaceful frame of mind from it. The mountain was Monte Sano in Huntsville, Alabama, and I guess it’s barely a mountain as mountains go, but I was able to walk there and be completelyContinue reading “A walk in the woods”

Spring fever with Ralph

I’ve got Spring fever bad today, in the sense that I’m loving all the rich greens and colorful flowers that are exploding everywhere, so I thought today I would give the world a passage from someone who understood nature and beauty better than most. This is from Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Nature”…. ENJOY! “The sun illuminatesContinue reading “Spring fever with Ralph”

Happy Palm Sunday!

Happy Palm Sunday everyone! This is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s almost always sunny and very Spring like. Even today, we just had a massive thunderstorm go through in the night, but now it’s a happy sun in the sky. With all the puddles from the storms, it fits perfectly withContinue reading “Happy Palm Sunday!”

Hi Red Bud!

I’m always amazed at how fast Nature works in the Spring. I’ve included a picture of our Red Bud tree to prove my point. Just a few days ago there was nothing, and now there’s all of this color… and it’s not even officially Spring yet! I guess it’s pretty much like the Easter story…Continue reading “Hi Red Bud!”

First mow

I mowed our front yard for the first time this year yesterday. It didn’t really need it yet, but I wanted to jump start the feeling of Spring, so I went ahead and mowed the little bit of purple flowers and onion grass that was popping up. It felt really good. I’m like that aboutContinue reading “First mow”