This post was written Dale Hoyt. The photos are by Don Hunter; more
photos from this ramble are here.
Sixteen people braved the chilly (for April) weather this morning and
we had a wonderful time.
Emily read a poem, Letter to the
Sun, by Joyce Sidman, from Butterfly
Eyes and other Secrets of the Meadow, 2006, Houghton Mifflin. It was
perfectly appropriate after two overcast, chilly days in the middle of April.
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was written by Hugh Nourse. Additional text was supplied by Dale and is in
square brackets. The photos are by Don Hunter. You can find more of Don's
photos of the ramble here.
Please give Don the credit he deserves. His photographs add greatly to this
blog. The three of us (Hugh, Dale and Don) hope that these posts are useful,
informative and interesting.
[Note for new Ramblers: Check lists of plants in the natural areas of the Garden, Trail guides, Trail maps and other information of interest to Ramblers are linked to at this site.]
was written by Dale Hoyt. The photos are by Don Hunter. You can find more of
Don's photos of the ramble here.
(I hope you'll all give Don the credit he deserves. His photographs are
wonderful and he works as hard as any of us to make these posts useful,
informative and, we hope, interesting.)
announced that our fellow ramblers, Ed and Sue Wilde, have been selected for
this year's Alec Little Environmental Award for their many years of labor in
removing invasive plants from public areas in Athens (the Botanical Garden and
Memorial Park). We salute you, Ed and Sue! (This year's award will be presented
April 17 at the annual GreenFest Awards Ceremony at Flinchum's Phoenix.)
The reading this week was sung by Jackie Elsner. Jackie has
adapted many poems by Byron Herber Reece, a north Georgia poet, to a cappella