Category Archives: Trees & Flowers

Plant and Leafs from Green’s View

The first time my wife and I looked out from Green’s View in Sewanee, she said, “It looks like the original cover of The Fellowship of the Ring.”  She was right, of course, in more ways than one.  Sewanee has … Continue reading

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Gipson’s Switch to Midway Road (almost)

Such a pretty day for a bike ride today, so I decided to head down the Mountain Goat Trail beyond St. Andrew’s down into Monteagle. This part of the MGT will be paved in the next few months, I’m told, … Continue reading

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The Daisy Hereabouts

A bit of floral folklore, previously unknown to me, has to do with the spread of daisies in the area during the Civil War. Perhaps some of my friends in the sciences could add some useful remarks on the matter? … Continue reading

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A Day on Dimmick

“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing–absolutely nothing–half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”  Thus says Rat to Mole in The Wind in the Willows, a favorite book of mine, as some will know. And … Continue reading

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Invisibles Lines, Local Realities

On a lovely day last month, I was driving home from Chattanooga and decided to take a detour off I-24, to satisfy a simple, geeky desire to stand at the precise point that divides Tennessee from Alabama and Georgia, as … Continue reading

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Doggerel and Dogs in the Snow

In the back of one of my college notebooks, I once wrote a piece of doggerel that a friend of mine found and would recite when the spirit moved him. It does my asthma little good To go cavorting through … Continue reading

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Protected: Flora, in the Country and City

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Protected: Concerning Flowers and Soldiers

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The Least of My Brothers

JANUARY 2, 2012. Mark Byron McDonough, age 42, of Leominster. Son of the late Margaret B. (Donahue) and James M. McDonough. Survived by his guardian, Gene Buchman and family, with whom he lived for many years, and by foster brother … Continue reading

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