Thursday, July 31, 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 24 2014 Ramble Report

Twenty one ramblers gathered at 8AM on this slightly muggy morning to see what we could find at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Don Hunter's photos of today's Ramble are here; those that appear in this post were selected from them.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

July 17 2014 Ramble Report

Today's report is written by Hugh Nourse with photographs by, as usual, Don Hunter. Don's album is available here. This post has just a small selection of all his photos.

Eighteen Ramblers assembled on a beautiful morning (60 degrees) by the Arbor on the Lower Parking Lot at 8 AM. 

Route: Foot of the Dunson garden, Power line down to river; right on White trail; turned around and returned back to parking lot.

Friday, July 11, 2014

July 10 2014 Ramble Report

Twenty two ramblers appeared to take advantage of a relatively cool morning.

Don Hunter's album of today's walk is here. The photos in this post were selected from his album. When you see Don thank him for his wonderful work!

We had two readings today, a Mary Oliver poem, Moccasin Flowers, read by Rosemary Woodel and Jackie Elsner read selections from China Marine by E. B. Sledge (© 2002 The University of Alabama Press):

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What is a true bug?

Most people refer to all insects as bugs. During our rambles we often see insects that I refer to as "true" bugs and today Hugh asked me what a true bug was. Here's my attempt to clarify.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

July 3 2014 Ramble Report

A larger-than-expected group (20) of ramblers met on this muggy day before the 4th of July. Most of them were expecting to get their feet wet.

Don Hunter's album for today's ramble can be found here.

June 26 2014 Ramble Report

Nineteen intrepid ramblers met at 8 AM by the Arbor to listen to two inspiring poems.  the first was by one of our own ramblers Bob Ambrose, which he recited (did not read):

Don Hunter's photo album for todays ramble is here.

June 19 2014 Ramble Report

The reading today was from Bill Pierson.  Two Haiku:

An old pond--                
a frog jumps in
the sound of water
          Matsuo Bashō (1644-1694)

An old pond--
after jumping in,
no frog
          Kameda Bōsai(1752–1826

Our ramble today was through the International Garden to the Physic Garden, Heritage Garden, and Flower Garden to see the Native Flower Meadows, then down the Purple Trail to the Orange trail.  Then the Orange upriver to the Power Line Right of Way and up the Power line Right of Way to some mints.  We returned to the White Trail and back to the Arbor.

Don Hunter's photos of the ramble can be seen at this link.