"4th of July", American History, History, Holidays, Hot Air Balloons, National Guard, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day

40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Our National Guard, as I think everyone knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground…” ~ Kit Bond ~ Since today is the 237th birthday of the USA, I couldn’t think of any more fitting picture for today than the picture above. I happened to shoot this picture over Memorial Day… Continue reading 40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

"American History", Darien GA, Georgia, Horticulture, Old South, Old Southern Oaks, Photography, Picture of the Day, Plants, South, Southern, Southerners, Spanish Moss, St Simons Island, St. Simons Island GA, Toomer's Corner

Grab a Tall Glass of Sweet Tea, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Could anything possibly scream old Deep, Deep South more than this picture? Clues? The old Southern live oak trees (quercus virginiana). And the Spanish Moss. Spanish moss isn’t really a moss, but a living, flowering plant. It’s an angiosperm from the bromeliad family. It tends to favor warm, humid conditions and that’s why it’s so… Continue reading Grab a Tall Glass of Sweet Tea, by Beverly Hicks Burch

"4th of July", "Alexis de Tocqueville", "American History", Child Welfare, History, USA

From the Outside Looking In, by Beverly Hicks Burch

From the Outside Looking In by Beverly Hicks Burch There is a little observation point called “from the outside looking in”…a second hand look or an objective opinion if you will. Being on the receiving end of this opinion can be uncomfortable at times, or it can be uplifting and helpful. In the 1830’s, the… Continue reading From the Outside Looking In, by Beverly Hicks Burch