There’s something grand about Southern gardens as the paintbrush of spring sweeps beneath the oaks and pines.
Archives for March 2011
On a guided hike out of Montreat, NC I happened across this snail, a flicker of movement among the mosses draped over fallen logs on Big Butt Mountain.
I visited Marlow Vogelspark, a “Bird Zoo,” during my trip to Germany last fall and was enchanted by the uniqueness of the concept, especially with all the free-flying aviaries.
Pine Grove Furnace State Park south of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania is notable for being the mid-point of the Appalachian Trail. In the heart of winter, it gets icy.
Things are rarely as they appear. Here on the edge of Lake Superior, even the edges aren’t obvious. The dunes of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore sometimes sit atop high cliffs, like this one.
An exploration into the wilderness along the St. Johns River near Cocoa, the Taylor Creek Loop invites you to immerse in the shade of ancient palms in a floodplain
In India, peace is only for a moment. We had many visitors at the beach in Goa, but the most persistent – and cutest – was the peanut-wallah.
Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park, the route used for many years for interpretive walks to see the ancient trees of the Wakulla River basin is now accessible via a new hiking trail – the Wakulla Springs Trail – built to showcase the upland forests and karst features […]
It’s spring, which means the trails of Florida’s Panhandle are ablaze in a variety of native plant blooms, from wild azalea to red buckeye, columbine, mountain laurel, and several native varieties of pitcher plants that are especially showy this time of year. Yellow River Marshes Preserve is an easy place to see pitcher plants along […]