Almanac Sept 2017

For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together.  For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad. — Edwin Way Teale Soft thuds of September apples tap at the windows of [...]

A Slice of Heaven

Joe and Liz Kelleher keep the home fires burning in their hidden Green Valley ranch By Jim Dodson   •   Photographs by Amy Freeman   “This,” Joe Kelleher says with a wry little grin as he [...]

A Walk in the Garden

A long and vibrant life, and memories of a beloved white peony By Ross Howell Jr.   Amy Forbis sits in an overstuffed chair by a window that looks out on her backyard garden. The garden is [...]

The Soul of an Urban Farmer

Innovative Aussie gardner, Stephen Johnson, makes his mark on Greensboro’s Lindley Park neighborhood Next objective: The City at large By Maria Johnson   •   Photographs by Lynn Donovan   If [...]

Paradise Reclaimed

From a dozen hidden springs comes fabled Buffalo Creek, a once-troubled waterway along which generations of Greensboro folks have played ball, pitched woo, made their morning run or evening walk. [...]

Poem

Dear Sylvia   I wait for you here with my coffee cup and newspaper, and I watch the sea. The dolphins head up the beach, and in the evening scallop down. The force of their numbers through [...]

Wandering Billy

Rites of Passage Remembering old friends and places, and welcoming a new life to the Gate City   By Billy Eye “I know he’s a gentleman because I saw him come out of a room that said so.” — [...]

Birdwatch

Haunting Call of Summer’s End The plaintive song of the mourning dove   By Susan Campbell Doves are very much taken for granted, though they are almost everywhere we look. Their [...]

In the Spirit

Bar Staples Don’t come home without ’em   By Tony Cross This Month, I couldn’t resist sharing what I keep in my personal liquor cabinet — my home bar staples. I may be biased, but I’d say [...]

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