Archive for the ‘GARDENS & PARKS’ Category

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 3: Phipps Conservatory

Postcards from Pittsburgh No. 3: Phipps Conservatory
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton. Part of the mission of the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is to “inspire and educate visitors with the beauty and importance of plants.” The building, with its glass peak and dome and sweeping staircases,...
April 17th, 2012 | STAFF, SERIES, GARDENS & PARKS, PITTSBURGH | Read More

Our Secret Garden

Our Secret Garden
Story by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. MY FAMILY used to have our own version of a secret garden, though it is much bigger than a garden. We live down the road from a state park. It’s not large compared to a lot of state parks in the US, but it has some beautiful...
January 17th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, South Carolina

ChristmasVille in Rock Hill, South Carolina
Story by guest blogger Terri Harper. Photos Copyright © Terri Harper. SANTA ARRIVED IN ChristmasVille at Glencairn Garden, Rock Hill, South Carolina on an adorable modern-day sleigh loaded with presents. It was a perfect southern December day for children to hear A Story With Santa in the Garden. Santa...
December 15th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, Youngstown, Ohio

Olde Fashioned Christmas at the Mill, Youngstown, Ohio
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. LANTERMAN’S MILL is located inside of Mill Creek MetroParks in Youngstown, Ohio only a few minutes drive from our house. Brian and I met up with our friends Ron and Joanne of Yellow Creek Theater (see Movies Under the Bridge) to enjoy...
December 8th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Conservation, GARDENS & PARKS, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Lafayette Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California

Lafayette Reservoir, Contra Costa County, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. OVER THE Thanksgiving holiday weekend, I headed back up to Mt. Diablo to see if I could get some pictures of the breathtaking view that was less than breathtaking last time I visited. (See Rock City and The Legendary View...
December 6th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS, WALKING/HIKING | Read More

Shoreline Park Mountain View – lake, wetlands, flora and fauna

Shoreline Park Mountain View – lake, wetlands, flora and fauna
By guest blogger Catherine Greti. Photos Copyright © Catherine Greti. Part 1 of this series covered Rengstorff House, a historical site in Shoreline Park Mountain View—part of the Bay Area, San Francisco—which my husband and I had visited on a warm April morning this year. When we revisited in May...
June 1st, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS | Read More

Serene Gardens on Georgian Bay

Serene Gardens on Georgian Bay
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Milli Thornton & Jacquie Black. SPRING IS TRYING to sprung around here, so I decided to do an “auspicious good fortune” (as they say in feng shui) abundance-of-nature story to bring good luck and speedy improvement. The garden at Beacon Shore on Georgian...
April 15th, 2011 | Feng Shui, GARDENS & PARKS, ONTARIO | Read More