Sunday, November 25, 2007

Fall Activities

Gosh, I should write for this blog a little more often. I walked the Crop Walk in October. It was fun because I talked the whole time with two different people and we had some great discussions. It was also hard on the feet. On the other hand, many people walk that far everyday for water or food or for both so what is one day? Sometimes those people are children, missing school to get water or food. I think my church raised over $20,000 this year. We work pretty hard to raise funds at our church because we want Greensboro to raise a lot of money to feed the hungry here in our city and in other places where needed. One of our best fund raisers walks with a walker that she pushes as she has muscular dystrophy. She walks to ask people to contribute and then on the day of the walk. Pam is a very smiley person and wants so much to help. She raised over $1000. The young lady in the orange hat is one of my Godchildren. The other two are her siblings and all are grandchildren of very good friends of mine.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Spring the second time this year.

Spring is happening in Greensboro for the second time since December. Amazingly my quince in the back yard bloomed in December, never really lost the color and continues to bloom now. I hope that does not wear the bush out. This street is full of daffodils. Next fall, I plan to add more color to the front yard. I had plans to include pictures here, but it is taking forever to upload so they will have to wait for an edit.

My book group just read A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson. It is one remarkable book I think. Bryson tells of his personal experience walking the Appalachian Trail, but also throws in information such as the National Forest Service being one of the biggest road builders in the world, a wonderful description on the pumping capacity of trees. Right now in Greensboro, on this side of town, we remain in shock at a beautiful line of oak trees on the fringe of Friendly Shopping Center that were whacked off about four feet from the base (probably they will be totally gone the next time I get by). Why oh why is there so little regard for trees? We have a tree ordinance and an urban arborist, but nothing has power over those who choose to whack down trees. I will take a picture when I go there next. Doesn't anyone memorize Trees by Joyce Kilmer these days?