Monthly Archives: March 2016

Flowers for Gary.

  I had joined Instagram for quite a while but only made my first post almost exactly a year ago, in support of a friend with ALS. I met Gary shortly after moving to Tennessee, and shared his enthusiasm for hiking and the outdoors. He amazed me with stories about his thru-hike of the Appalachian […]



Saucer Magnolia

  After returning from Texas I took a short trip to South Carolina, finding spring had arrived there before me. I was thrilled to find this tree in full bloom, its sweet fragrance filling the air. It took me back to my childhood, and a magnificent saucer magnolia planted in our yard. My mom especially […]

Whooping Cranes

Many years ago driving across the country I caught a glimpse of a whooping crane on migration. Ever since then, I have wanted to get a better look at this endangered bird. I decided this was the year, and am just back from the 20th annual Port Aransas whooping crane festival, The population was probably […]