Alabama, Azaleas, Birmingham, Horticulture, Photography, Picture of the Day, Quote of the Day, southern indica Formosa, The South

Just Think, I’ll Have More Room for My Azaleas Now!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Just think, I’ll have more room for my azaleas now!” ~ Miss Maudie To Kill a Mockingbird ~ Azaleas are the quintessential Southern icon…well, along with the magnolia tree. Azaleas are to the South what tulips are to Holland. I don’t think I’ve ever met a Southerner who at least didn’t appreciate these wonderfully, colorful… Continue reading Just Think, I’ll Have More Room for My Azaleas Now!, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Tree Ablaze, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf’s a flower. ~ Albert Camus ~ We had to run to the post office the other day and as I sat in the Jeep I happened to notice the wonderful color in the trees surrounding the post office. I don’t know if it’s just me, but am… Continue reading Tree Ablaze, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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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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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

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When Ignorance Can Be Bliss, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A couple of years ago I spent some time with Tall & Handsome in a condo on St. Simons Island, GA. The space behind the condo was like a little mini jungle…absolutely thick with palmetto palms, vines, pines and undergrowth. One afternoon I decided to step out back and snap a few pictures. I was… Continue reading When Ignorance Can Be Bliss, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Trimaran and Golf, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Today’s picture is another one taken from atop Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island, SC. Tall & Handsome informed me this fine vessel is a trimaran, meaning there is a hull and two outriggers. He is the one with past sailing experience having grown up in Florida. Imagine that combination…a sailing Southwestern cowboy. He’s… Continue reading Trimaran and Golf, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Marina at Harbour Town, SC, by Beverly Hicks Burch

I love this view from atop Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head Island (SC).  This is the marina in Harbour Town, SC. It was a beautiful warm day and although it may look still and peaceful it was anything but that…if you look at the surface of the water you can see just a subtle… Continue reading Marina at Harbour Town, SC, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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A Big Place to Play Marbles?! by Beverly Hicks Burch

If you are a golfer you may recognize this picture..but, then again maybe not. Why? Well, this particular view. This shot was taken from atop of the Harbour Town Lighthouse on Hilton Head (SC). I have always loved the view from the top of lighthouses. There’s just nothing like it…well, except maybe the view from… Continue reading A Big Place to Play Marbles?! by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Ancient Bodies on Driftwood Beach, by Beverly Hicks Burch

A few days ago, I changed the header on my blog and started using a potion of a  picture I took at Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island (GA). (I had been using a picture I took in East Tennessee.) I’ve also changed the format of my blog just a tad to give it some freshness… Continue reading Ancient Bodies on Driftwood Beach, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Summer in the South and a Big Ol’ Shady Porch, by Beverly Hicks Burch

Does anything say summer in the South like a big ol’ shady front porch? Add to that a bright sunny day and red, white and blue and you’ve just got an all American day. We were glad to be able to finally recapture this half of the porch back. The barn swallows finally hatched (all… Continue reading Summer in the South and a Big Ol’ Shady Porch, by Beverly Hicks Burch