Jo’s Monday Walk: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

My last two posts have featured photos of Pinehurst and Southern Pines, NC,  deemed two of the best small towns to live, in North Carolina. I really, really like small town life. Less traffic, stops to sit a spell and watch the world go by, great community living, and plenty to see, places to shop,…

WeekendCoffeeShare: The Garden of the Pines

If we were having coffee I would tell you that last week I posted doors on Thursday Doors from Pinehurst and Southern Pines, NC. Of course there are many lovely doors there, but I could not pass up a walk through the gardens either.  I wanted to share those photos with you today. I can…

Thursday Doors: Pinehurst, North Carolina

It has been a whirlwind of travel for me over the past several months! Have you missed me? Well I’m back with lots to talk about and places to see! First, lets get a relaxing game of golf in! Let’s see, that would best be played at Course #2 at the famous Pinehurst Golf Club,…

Flower of the Day: Hellebores

Hellebores are my favorite winter/early spring flower! They are also called the Winter Rose, Christmas Rose and Lenten Rose, although they are not related to the rose family. I love this plant because it looks so good in my Woodland Garden, and blooms so early and then has an attractive leathery foliage the rest of…

Wildlife in the Desert Garden and More

Yesterday was Part One of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and today I want to show you some of the animals here and some more of the desert scenery! Stay on the path!  Remember 85% of this museum is outdoors! After moving to Tucson in 1944, William H. Carr founded the museum in 1952 with his…

The Desert Garden: A Garden With Free Sunscreen

Have you ever been in a garden that offered free sunscreen in the restrooms? Or where sightings and encounters with wild animals could occur? Or where lightning occurs during the summer monsoon season and you must seek indoor shelter? These are some of the safety precautions offered during the visit to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum…

Thursday Doors: Davidson College

Last week I showed you some photos of my small town. Today, December 28th, it is absolutely a spring day, (high 60’s) so I am strolling the campus of Davidson College, the town’s backbone. In the spring of 1835 a small group of Presbyterian churchmen got together in the home of William Lee Davidson, a North…

My Woodland Garden

Here is my “Woodland Garden” in 2016. Look for updates to come! I love hostas and my woodland garden is coming into bloom very nicely! The rhododendrons are just beginning to bud! I’ve yet to get the mulch down!  The Helleborus are still blooming and will continue through most of the year. Now if I…

My 2016 Garden Photo Calendar

Here is a peek from My Garden for the months of 2016. Enjoy! Opps! I couldn’t find one picture from November!!!!! Shock! It must be because I was doing this!

Thursday Doors: My Christmas L.I.S.T (Life In SmallTown)

Today we are celebrating Christmas Thursday Doors in my small spot of the world! The views are along Main Street, our shopping area, one short block, from one stop light to the next. There are only two stoplights in town! The shops are along just one side of the street. Across the street from the…

21 Steps of Honor

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier: What do you know about it? 1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the Tomb of the Unknowns and why? 21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute, which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignity. 2. How long does he…