Posts Tagged ‘gardens & parks’

Garner State Park: Caves, Trails, Tubing – and Texas swing!

Garner State Park: Caves, Trails, Tubing – and Texas swing!
By guest blogger Valeka Cruz RECENTLY I HAD the absolute joy of visiting Garner State Park. I am very fortunate to have grown up near this gem of a Texas state park. I hadn’t visited it in years but it was just as beautiful as I remembered it being! It is one of the most heavily visited parks in...
June 8th, 2012 | CAMPING, GARDENS & PARKS, GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Chief Leatherlips RIP

Chief Leatherlips RIP
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. Feature photo: Painting of Chief Leatherlip’s last moments by Ohio historical artist Hal Sherman, on display at Indian Run Falls Park, Dublin, Ohio On Saturday Brian was at the Hamvention® in Dayton, Ohio, a convention for amateur radio...
May 22nd, 2012 | Historic/Museums, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego

Japanese Friendship Garden, Balboa Park, San Diego
By staff writer Cathie Nichols. Photos Copyright © Cathie Nichols. One of the great benefits of living in a tourist destination is that there are days when I get to be the tourist.  Believe it or not, even after nearly 25 years, there’s a lot of San Diego I have not yet seen. On the first really...
April 20th, 2012 | GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

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 | GARDENS & PARKS, PITTSBURGH, SERIES, STAFF | 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 | GARDENS & PARKS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, 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 | GARDENS & PARKS, GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND | 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