it’s a jungle out there

…no, really, it is! When Rhett Butler left Scarlett O’Hara, he told her he was… “…going back to Charleston. Where I belong.” When I moved to Charleston in 1991, I was coming back to the South, where I belong. I’d been too long away from the blackwater swamps and spartina grass. And when I moved… Continue reading it’s a jungle out there


because….Venice Venice has been my favorite city for more than 50 years, since I saw it on a cold, winter night, coming in from what was then Yugoslavia. I went there as often as I could (and stayed as long as I could afford) and it is still my favorite place to visit, read about,… Continue reading Venice

now we know

why they wanted to deny her freedom to run again @RepMTG: “Because our government is completely corrupt, and I don’t say that lightly. It is a serious problem, and my eyes have been open to it actually, serving in Congress.”Apple:— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe)

May Day!

How do you celebrate? May 1st used to be celebrated. Several different types of celebrations have been associated with the day. Probably originally a fertility ritual to ensure good crops and lots of livestock (here), some believe it goes back to ancient agrarians, including Romans. But most date it to Medieval times in Europe, especially… Continue reading May Day!


who knew?! When we moved further south seven years ago, my husband’s aunt and uncle came to visit from Florida. We are in the same temperate zone and she brought plants for us. A couple didn’t make it, for one reason or another. And a couple did. We have some Asian (or African?) lilies in… Continue reading loquats!