Pedagogy of the Plants

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Summer Was a Tempest

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August 17, 2017 at 8:15 pm

Low Tide

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For a map of this scenic bike route, click here.

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November 21, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Little Debby’s Big Surge

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It rained for 3 days straight as Tropical Storm Debby strolled across the Georgia/Florida border early last week, dropping two feet of rain in some places.  The canal that snakes through the old neighborhood swelled while moccasins made home visits.

Photo Courtesy of Surfjaxpier.com

Thursday morning, when it cleared up and Debby moved out into the Atlantic, the waves were waist to chest high, and throwing barrels!

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July 2, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Anonymous Sage Advice

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March 15, 2012 at 8:16 pm

Moss, Feathers and Ruins

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The downy evidence suggests a struggle near the historical McIntosh Sugar Mill.

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November 25, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Coastal Georgia Roadside Wildflowers

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March 27, 2011 at 2:48 pm

Southern Live Oak, Quercus virginiana

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January 11, 2011 at 10:01 pm

Roots

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“…mi corazón trabaja en las raíces.”

-from Pablo Neruda’s poem, Ode to a Woman Gardening

I had a Slinkachu moment at Crooked River State Park when I found a Power Ranger figurine.

Longleaf Pine, Pinus palustris

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“The landscape of my childhood was one of fierce occupation by trees.”

-Janisse Ray

Agave, Agave americana

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December 22, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Saw Palmetto, Serenoa repens

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The trail beyond the saw palmetto leads to a secret skate spot we frequented as kids called the “Indy Wall.”

It’s an old concrete drainage ditch with seven foot banks and a tight four feet of flat bottom.

Now long faded, the first piece of graffiti was a large Independent Truck Company symbol on the far wall.

With two skateparks in the county, once treasured spots like these are now mostly neglected.

Crooked River State Park

I knew a girl who spent the first few years of her life on Cumberland Island among the dunes and mangle of maritime forest.  On our first visit to the island together, she showed me how to eat saw palmetto.  Grab ahold of the center-most spike of a young plant and give it a tug.  The soft, lower few inches taste a bit like heart of palm.

The USS George Bancroft is a decommissioned nuclear submarine now half-submerged in front of the main (Franklin) gate of Kings Bay Naval Base.  At the age of eleven, I begged my dad one day to let me join a raucous group of Greenpeace activists and Hare Krishnas in the same spot.  Today children climb on the US monument to mass murder.