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She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

Remember the North Carolina tourism slogan: Variety Vacationland? Our state reaches from the coast to the mountains. Something for everyone! Living in the eastern part of the state only two and a half hours from the Atlantic Ocean, my something … Continue reading

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Okra…And More Okra

It’s been called the delicacy of the South, and garden experts say it thrives in the scorching heat of humid summers. My husband would disagree that okra is a delicacy, but I can vouch for the fact that it does indeed flourish … Continue reading

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Mountains and So Much More

A person can travel far and wide but to see sheer geographical beauty and awesome sites, it’s hard to beat the good ol’ USA. I’ve just returned from a week-long swing through parts of South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah–with a corner of Iowa … Continue reading

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The Blooms of June

I love my backyard this June. With the recent rain and milder temps, the grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and the “garden” is growing. I enjoy the view as I sit on my back porch with my early morning coffee … Continue reading

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Cuba: Part Two, the Expected and the Unexpected

Cigars, classic cars, and mojitos? I went to Cuba expecting to find these, and I wasn’t disappointed. In fact, I was quite impressed at the production I saw in an un-air-conditioned cigar factory where workers sat rolling cigars by hand. They worked with leaves of dried … Continue reading

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Cuba: Part One, The Contradiction

I’m home from Cuba and people are asking, “What was it like?” I hardly know where to begin. I found Cuba backward but lively, poor but happy, decaying but beautiful. It’s a country of contrasts. Cuba still struggles under a socialist government. Even … Continue reading

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In A Whirl

One of the many good things about being in the Rocky Mount Garden Club here in my hometown is that every April we go on some sort of field trip. This year we visited the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson, a nearby … Continue reading

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