If I asked most south Georgians what comes to mind when I say “tree,” I suspect the first answer would be Live Oak. It is our state tree, stately and magnificent, draped in Spanish moss, sturdy and solid. It’s the tree of my childhood and played a significant role in my tree climbing days as…

It’s that time of year again. summer has arrived in the Golden Isles and its heat often brings a change in the pace of life. For the most part…

Here we are once again. The pools are open, the beaches are full, and I, a lifelong devotee of having a suntan, remain two shades lighter than…

Summer is almost here, and I decree it is time to start thinking of ice-cold, heat-beating cocktails. Oh sure, you can ice down a six-pack ...…

It may be hard to believe, but Rachel Khong’s novel, “Goodbye, Vitamin” (Henry Holt) is a heartwarming book about Alzheimer’s. It’s narrated b…

They’re back smashed on my car’s windshield, headlights, hood and grill. Floridians are calling it the worst invasion ever. I can attest to mu…

I love May. Everything about the merry, merry month makes me happy. The warm, but not yet too hot weather, the relatively low humidity, the gr…

“The Salt Path” (Penguin) is a book that beautifully illustrates how lemons can be turned into lemonade. The author, Raynor Winn, starts her s…

A beautiful garden can be done on a budget. It might mean that you will have to forego hiring that garden designer or landscaping company, but…

After seven years of writing this column I have had my share of looming deadlines when I stared at a blank screen and sought inspiration for a…

I was kiddingly chastised by a friend and reader the other day for failing to properly acknowledge National Gin & Tonic Day, which is appa…

I have had the unique opportunity to lend my eyes and expertise on various landscapes throughout the coastal barrier islands of Glynn over the…

There are a number of wonderful novels that depict the lives of real people. In the past decade this trend, referred to as “bio-fiction,” has …

I was recently watching a video of my young cousin, Scott, at his school’s Easter egg hunt. The other children were scrambling to get as many …

One of the many joys of gardening is the learning experience. Almost 40 years ago, I chose a major in college that would steer my life along a…

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