Gardens to Gables

The mortal meandering of a corpse way

  My first full day in the Lake District was wet. And soggy. Though relieved to have packed my enormous (and bright) parka, I did not have the foresight to pack my camera bag – therefore the combination of startling color and the strange protuberance Read More

Day trip to London

“Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”  Samuel Johnson For a simple farm girl from Mt. Sterling, my fascination with London doesn’t, on the surface, make much sense. It Read More

The Lake District (Part 1)

“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”  ― William Wordsworth     Lake Windermere       Despite the onerous thought of boarding a train for an extended journey north Read More

Adolescent Impressions of the British Isles

I hesitate to describe my affection for England as a love affair, but if one must trace the roots of my repeated trips, the origins would be found in a pasty,skinny freshman in high school sporting a trench coat, bad 1980s hair and a scowl. Read More

Agnes and the Hedgerow

One week from today my adventure across the pond will be starting,and with it, the start of this blog with the slightly saucy title. Many thanks to the talented Hayward Wilkirson for designing the banner for this blog. The result is even better than the Read More