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TAG : April 2008

On The Garden Path: City of Lilacs

If the lilacs are in bloom, it must be May in Spokane, Wash., and if the roses are sparkling in all their glory, it has to be June. Even if you can't see them or touch them, the sweet smell is unmistakable. The city of Spokane is known as the City of Lilacs. Located in the center of town, ...

Garden Clippings: Planting Trees for the Future

How many times have you stood in amazement while gazing at the outline of a majestic tree? I'm not talking about the giant sequoias or other renowned trees of the Americas, but rather those that we pass by in everyday life.I find myself in awe at the generation before me that had the ...

Collecting Postcards

I've got a time machine that takes me across the seven seas and back to an earlier era. I can use it to see everything from animals to zeppelins. It lets me visit places as near as Akron or as far as Zanzibar.It's my postcard collection.Consider one of my cards showing a camel market in Aden, ...

Story Teller

Animal Sounds'What sound does a cow make?' Mrs. Dewey asked her kindergarten class.Little David was waving his hand in the air excitedly, so she called on him.'Moo,' David said loudly.'That's right,' Mrs. Dewey said. 'And what sound does a cat make? Alice, do you know?''Meow,' Alice said in a ...