Alabama, Autumn, Fall, Fall Color, Leaves, Photography, Picture of the Day

Ignoring that Sea of Brown, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Yesterday I was over at my parents and I took a stroll down the path that skirts the bluff on the outer edge of their property. I shared a walk down that dappled lane back in June, but I wanted to see if autumn had made its brilliant changes yet. While still just as wonderful… Continue reading Ignoring that Sea of Brown, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Alabama, Autumn, Fall, Fall Color, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day, South, Springville AL

It’s Almost Here…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

  It won’t be sneaking down your chimney to eat cookies, but we’re counting down to one of my favorite times of the year. Yes, this coming Saturday will mark the official first day of autumn. If I could bring in a choir to sing a rousing “amen” chorus for you, or better yet a… Continue reading It’s Almost Here…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Ageratum, Alabama, Blueweed, Flossflower, Flowers, Gardening, Horticulture, Mexican Paintbrush, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants, Tall & Handsome

Ageratum, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love blue flowers, but they are not the most abundant flower to find in the grander scheme of gardening. Years ago when I established some landscape design for my home I did quite a bit of research. I used my background as a horticulture student to do my digging and lead me where I… Continue reading Ageratum, by Beverly Hicks Burch

9/11, Driftwood Beach (Jekyll Island GA), Georgia, Gomez, Jekyll Island (GA), Loa Tzu, Love, Morticia, Photography, Picture of the Day, Tall & Handsome, The South, Travel

And, Now the Rest of the Story…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Yesterday I shared with you my feelings on the 11th anniversary of 9/11. I also mentioned that as a whole 2001 was a turning point…a seminal year for me personally. In May of that year, on our son’s 21st birthday, my husband of 27 years walked out to start a new life with a woman… Continue reading And, Now the Rest of the Story…, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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This is What I Remember and Why I Remember, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been 11 years today…and every year I remember it with the same ache as when it happened that morning. That summer had been a dreadful summer for me personally. My husband of 27 years walked out on me for a new life with another woman. My health was in a continual decline. I had… Continue reading This is What I Remember and Why I Remember, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Georgia, Old South, Parks, Photography, Picture of the Day, Savannah, Tall & Handsome, The South, Travel

Accidental Tourists, by Beverly Hicks Burch

This past summer Tall & Handsome and I had an occasion to make a trip to Savannah, GA. Savannah is a lovely city and there are reminders of the truly old, deep South every where. It is a city of living history. It is also a city of parks…old parks, many built on squares. This… Continue reading Accidental Tourists, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Alabama, Fall, Flags, Front Porch Swings, Front Porches, Front Yards, Holidays, Labor Day, Photography, Picture of the Day, Tall & Handsome

Labor Day…Goodbye, Summer, by Beverly Hicks Burch

It’s been a crazy summer…in many ways… About mid-summer we had unrelenting heat. I’m talking about fry those eggs on the sidewalk heat. And although it wasn’t the driest I’d ever seen, it had been dry. We had decided to establish another container garden…a prep for a garden in the future; we had a Japanese… Continue reading Labor Day…Goodbye, Summer, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Alabama, Crepe Myrtles, Horticulture, Landscaping, Lawns & Yards, Natchez White crepe myrtle, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants

Natchez White, by Beverly Hicks Burch

You would never know it by looking at this delicate blossom cluster, but this Natchez White crepe myrtle is a fairly large tree. I was amazed when I saw them when Tall & Handsome and I moved back to Alabama and took back possession of our home from the tenant, Big Jim the Terrible who… Continue reading Natchez White, by Beverly Hicks Burch