I’ve always loved plants; my Grandma Katie had a gloriously green thumb, and her garden was always one of my favorite places to be. When we bought our first house in South Carolina, it was in the scorching late summer of 2006, and I didn’t try to do anything in the yard until the following… Read More 2007: Gardening Novice
Before the kiddos came along, The Captain always treated me to a birthday trip. The year he took me camping on a remote beach in North Carolina was the most memorable of them all. I can remember so much about this weekend. The water birds, the tiny ghost crabs, driftwood littering the beach, falling asleep… Read More 2006, October: Hammock’s Beach State Park
This was our second hiking trip to Crowder’s Mountain, and this time we took a less strenuous trail than the first time. We still made it to the summit, and the views were lovely.
This beautiful park was only about fifteen minutes down the road from our first house in South Carolina, and whenever we needed some nature therapy, we’d go for a hike around the lake there, or on one of the other trails. All three of our kids were also taken on their first hike here (in… Read More 2006, September: Andrew Jackson State Park
Finally being able to take the kids out for a fun (but brief) Friday evening felt like something that would never happen. Although Panda is still a bit unpredictable, the amount of time that we can spend in public before a meltdown is getting longer, and a drink generally only gets spilled one time, on… Read More Family date night.
I’m now a bit over halfway through 2006 in my catch-up blogging. Only eleven and a half more years to go! This week has given us a premature taste of a warmer season here in central Ohio. Looking at these photos from our July 4th trip to the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South… Read More 2006, July: Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens
This may be the last of my posts for 2006! On to 2007 soon. Landsford Canal was relatively close to our house, and one of our go-to places when we needed a little bit of nature. Its claims to fame are nesting pairs of bald eagles, and the largest population of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies… Read More 2006, November: Landsford Canal
On Friday, I sent a screen-cap of the weather forecast to Captain, planning for the weekend ahead. We’re always so busy, and I’m just getting over a nasty head cold, so we were excited to have an open weekend with such wonderful weather. February weather in Ohio is rarely this lovely, let alone this lovely so… Read More A warm day in February.
Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens in Belmont, NC, became one of my favorite places to go when we lived in the Carolinas. The first time I went was soon after I got my new camera, and I tried to go at least once a year. I’ve since learned so much about ornamental plants, that I can… Read More 2006, May: Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens