Another Japan retrospective post, and only two more to go after this one. On day six, we spent a bit more time in Takayama, going to the morning market on the river. I had been craving milk during our entire stay there, and finally found some at the market! We must have gotten back to… Read More 2007: Japan trip, days six and seven.
Wrapping up our second full day of our 2007 trip to Japan.… Read More 2007: Japan trip, day two.
Getting back to my catch-up project, where I left off in May 2007. Up next are posts from our 2007 trip to Japan.… Read More 2007: Japan trip, day one.
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
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
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
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