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You Can Sit on a Mountain More Comfortably than on a Tack, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Sometimes the littlest things in life are the hardest to take.  You can sit on a mountain more comfortably than on a tack.” ~ Unknown ~ There is an old adage about “thriving where you’re planted”. I think that pearl of wisdom is based on Psalm 1:3 that says: “He shall be like a tree… Continue reading You Can Sit on a Mountain More Comfortably than on a Tack, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Growth, Renewal and Transformation, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Nature often holds up a mirror so we can see more clearly the ongoing processes of growth, renewal and transformation in our lives.” ~ Unknown ~ At first glance the picture above may not look like much. It may even look a little odd or foreign…kind of a “what is it?”. But, in actuality, like… Continue reading Growth, Renewal and Transformation, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Without the Rain, There Would Be No Rainbows, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbows.” ~ G. K. Chesterton ~ southern indica ‘Formosa’ This past weekend we had rain. No, really…it rained. Sunday in particular. Most people bemoan rain, but I adore a good rainy day. My Aunt LaRue was… Continue reading Without the Rain, There Would Be No Rainbows, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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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

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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

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Once Last Glimpse, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Today Tall & Handsome worked on an all day Saturday project…hanging the porch swing for the front porch. It had been setting in our storage room for about two years waiting patiently for its coming out party. Well, today was the day… Most of the day was overcast and at times stormy. Big thunder and… Continue reading Once Last Glimpse, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Pink Oleander, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love Oleander, although it is poisonous if ingested. So, I certainly don’t plan on creating a meal using oleander. It’s purely a feast for the eyes. This lovely pink oleander is found growing on Tybee Island, GA. © 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved.   Save

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Firecracker Red, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I could think of nothing better to start the holiday off than my Mom's firecracker red geraniums. They are exceptional this year and just the right color for the 4th of July. © 2012 Beverly Hicks Burch All Rights Reserved Save

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Keepers of the Garden, by Beverly Hicks Burch

First, let me begin this by saying, “I am NOT a hoarder!” But, I do have little eclectic collections of things I like to gather. Lately it’s been items to add whimsy and fun to the garden, decks and outdoors. The first one is dedicated to someone I call my littlest angel. This young man… Continue reading Keepers of the Garden, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Momma’s Day Lily Seen Through Daddy’s Lens, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I’m a few minutes late, but in honor of Father’s Day I wanted to post a picture of one of Momma’s day lilies… Huh, I know you’re asking? In honor of Father’s Day? Yep  As I explained a couple of weeks ago Mom’s been under the weather and in the hospital so Daddy and I… Continue reading Momma’s Day Lily Seen Through Daddy’s Lens, by Beverly Hicks Burch