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I Saw Life and it was Something Real…and it was Something Private, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“There it was before her - life. Life: she thought but she did not finish her thought. She took a look at life, for she had a clear sense of it there, something real, something private…” ~ To the Lighthouse, Virginia Wolfe ~ Some of you may recognize this spot. Yes, it was taken at… Continue reading I Saw Life and it was Something Real…and it was Something Private, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island and the Lighthouse, by Beverly Hicks Burch

In the foreground is what passes as driftwood on Jekyll island (GA) on appropriately enough Driftwood Beach. The driftwood here is actually the remains of ancient Southern live oaks that have given up the ghost to years of surf, wind and erosion. The leftover remnants of those ancient trees lay on the beach like giant… Continue reading Jekyll Island, St. Simons Island and the Lighthouse, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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St. Simons Island Lighthouse at Night

I didn’t think to take my camera down to the pier with me, so I pulled out my cell phone and snapped this picture of the St. Simons Island Lighthouse from the Neptune Park Pier after dinner this evening. Hopefully I can catch one with  the “grown up” camera later…I just can’t resist lighthouses…yeah, I… Continue reading St. Simons Island Lighthouse at Night

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Picture of the Day – Oleander and Light

My Tall and Handsome took this the other day when we were out at the St. Simons Lighthouse. I love Oleander. It’s common to find it in the subtropical parts of the South (and even in some of the cooler parts). It’s a hardy plant, evergreen, deer resistant and drought tolerant, BUT it’s also infamous… Continue reading Picture of the Day – Oleander and Light

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Picture of the Day – Seagull near St. Simons Island Lighthouse

This little fellow looks like he was about to be overwhelmed by the waves and swept out to sea, but he was actually quite safe. It was a gray, drizzly day on the beach near the St. Simons Island Lighthouse, but it didn’t stop this hardy fellow and his kin from their daily rounds… ©… Continue reading Picture of the Day – Seagull near St. Simons Island Lighthouse

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Picture of the Day – St. Simons Island Lighthouse

I am in love with lighthouses. It is a love affair that goes back several decades. Whenever the opportunity arises I avail myself to the chance of venturing to the closest one in my general area. (In my book, general area can be a very loose term…at least in my younger days.) I have trekked… Continue reading Picture of the Day – St. Simons Island Lighthouse

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Travelogue, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Travelogue By Beverly Hicks Burch Friday I spent seven and a half hour driving in a Jeep by myself to see my Tall & Handsome. After almost seven years of marriage we’re still kind of like newlyweds and anytime apart is sorely felt. I spent a lot of time reflecting on our history yesterday…replaying some… Continue reading Travelogue, by Beverly Hicks Burch