The Lone Quark

26 October 2008

Red Hills Happiness

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Lone Quark @ 7:38 pm

In this part of the world, tucked away in the Red Hills of north Florida, happiness is a backyard smoker going full blast on a beautiful fall afternoon after the two home football teams had won their games.

Smoking chicken on a fall afternoon

Smoking chicken on a fall afternoon

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Shishi Gashira – Harbinger of the show to come

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Lone Quark @ 6:59 pm
Shishi Gashira Camellia

Shishi Gashira Camellia

This is one of the first Shishi Gashira blooms in our backyard. As a camellia sasanqua, the shishis are early bloomers and they provide the prelude to the larger japonicas that begin their show in December.

25 October 2008

Camellia time coming

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Lone Quark @ 8:15 pm

This Alba Plena is my very favorite camellia.  I like the tight double blossom and its penchant for blooming on my birthday.

Alba Plena Camellia

Alba Plena Camellia

8 October 2008

Piggy-back – Asmara Style

Filed under: Travels — The Lone Quark @ 11:36 am

A little Fiat hitches a ride in Asmara, Eritrea, in 1969.

Piggy-back in Asmara

Piggy-back in Asmara

6 October 2008

Waiting for Fall

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Lone Quark @ 3:12 pm
Japanese Maple

Japanese Maple

The title of this post will seem a bit strange to people in most of the United States, but here in the Red Hills of North Florida, fall is a hope and not yet a fact.

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