Shell St. James
Wanderer, but never lost. Reader, writer, teacher and student. The written word feeds our souls, but eat some blackberries now and then, too - they're good for you!
Beach season is in full swing! You’ve been dreaming of blue skies and sparkling waves, your toes in the sand, and the sun on your skin for way too long!
A Fawn Named June
A Baby Named June We woke up at sunrise on June 1st, and carried our coffee out to the back porch, ready to settle into our chairs and enjoy that special time of day. I find dawn and dusk to be so magical, and our remote property often gifts us with glimpses of wildlife
"In a Pickle" Etymology, plus the BEST Dill Pickle Recipe Ever!
Here in the mountains of western North Carolina, by early July my garden is in full swing Spinach season just ended, sugar snap peas and kale are winding down, tomatoes are ripening on the vine…but green beans, summer squash and cucumbers are coming in quicker than we can eat them!
The Top 3 Places to Live in North Carolina in 2021
Known as the Tar Heel state, North Carolina is the 28th largest state in the U.S. by area, and ranks 9th highest in population. The diverse geographical features, changing seasons and steady economic growth make it one of the most desired locations to live in America, year after year.
From Shock Value to Sustainability...Prince Philip Would Likely Approve
A Tradition of Exotic Fare In 1904, The Explorers’ Club was founded by Henry Collins Walsh to “unite explorers in the bonds of good fellowship and to promote the work of exploration by every means in its power.”
What You Need to Know Right Now About Kindle Vella
A New Platform At this point, you may have heard about the new Amazon reading platform opening to the public this summer: Kindle Vella.
Tazmanian Devil Comeback
On the Brink The ferocious Australian marsupial, immortalized, and somewhat misrepresented as an unforgettable "whirling dervish" cartoon character, has been teetering on the edge of global extinction.
She didn't even like frogs. Vera scowled down at the frog in her bathtub, the third one to appear in four days. He blinked up at her, seemingly unruffled by her lack of affinity for his species.