In the fall, many trees like the maple and oak put on a showy, colorful palette for North Georgians to enjoy, but we cannot forget the beautiful evergreens that retain their leaves and needles throughout the year.
This, of course, is a great week for shopping and enjoying time with friends and family. It's also a great time to gather recipes and photos for a family cookbook.
"Dewey defeats Truman." Maybe you've seen the famous photograph of the newspaper with the headline being held by newly re-elected President Truman.
Thanksgiving is a self-defining holiday. It's a time for giving thanks; more specifically, it's a time for giving thanks to God for his provision in our lives.
The Pacific "Ring of Fire" is living up to its name again. After some rumblings in October, Mount Sinabung on the island of Sumatra (Indonesia) erupted with ash falls and lava flows last week. Five-thousand people were forced to flee the surrounding areas.
It seems the leaves are never going to fall this year, so many of us are still using our lawn mowers and leaf blowers. However, soon enough all of this will come to an end as winter sets in. Then, we can put our mowers and leaf blowers away until the spring.
Twice. Twice in the last week I've seen an animal come in for a problem that could have been treated six months before.
In 1520, when Ferdinand Magellan's little fleet emerged from the storm-whipped straits of the tip of South America into a vast ocean to the west, it seemed so peaceful to him that he named it "Pacific Ocean."
A "cornucopia" of plant life blesses the northeast area of the state as fall winds down and the beautiful colors of the trees and shrubs fade away. Then we can anxiously see the many ornamental trees and shrubs that will reveal their showy clusters of brightly colored berries, painting the landscape just in time for the upcoming holiday season.
The countdown to the long-awaited Thanksgiving Day meal has started.
One day while we were at one of Cole's soccer games, a bee stung Chloe on her cheek.
I use drugs. Wait, that sounds bad. I use drugs, professionally. No, that sounds worse.
Colder weather is here, and we use more energy for lighting and heat. Even the car burns more gas when it has to start up at low temperatures. But it's also a time when we can realize energy savings. If you're still using the old-fashioned "Edison" incandescent bulbs, you're wasting electricity.
I have noticed a lot of spider webs hanging from everything imaginable.
In last month's column, I answered a question from a reader about a Northeast Georgia winery that recently passed away. In writing that response, I was reminded of the degree to which I have come to be a fan and supporter of Georgia wines.
Through the years, garden folklore has observed some facts about how gardens are planted and arranged. Some plants naturally grow well together, while others do not.
You always can learn something new from The Times. I did in January. And that led to some fond memories from my past and conversations with folks with a real history in this town.
We watched in awe as he shook the salt shaker until a thick, white layer topped his entire breakfast, including the bacon and sausage. In the back of my mind, I thought it was only a matter of time before this man became a patient at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC).
At dinnertime one evening, Cole wasn't eating his sandwich. He did, however, make several references to dessert.
I recently had a client ask me a very unusual question.
While much of the northern and eastern U.S. shivered in frigid weather, parts of England experienced severe storms. Recent research suggests that these record-setting events were due to warming of the Arctic.
Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.
Harold Ramis died Monday at the age of 69, and I have to admit I am a bit surprised by the volume and intensity of grief about his death.
What do births, surgeries, new neighbors, church meetings, new homes or pretty much any life event all have in common? A home-cooked meal delivered straight from one kitchen to another.
Weaver D's is closing. If you're not familiar with Athens, then you may not know what that means. It's a soul food place, and the best I've ever had.
An earthquake in South Dakota two weeks ago. Another in South Carolina last week. It would be tempting to come up with scary headlines now.
Each state has its own Arbor Day depending on the best time to plant trees. Georgia's best tree-planting times are November through March; so this year, Georgia celebrates Arbor Day today.
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