Spring: first with a bang, then a wimper

This early Spring season has been interesting. First with 80-something degree days, and now with more normal 60 degree temperatures. If anything, the warm weather was a great reminder of how fun running can be in the summer. It’s nice to run without a shirt on. The warmth also brought some early plant growth, and I went out on the trails at work the other day to see what was growing. The first picture is of a fiddlehead fern. More specifically, it is a Christmas Fern (Polystichum acrostichoides).

By |March 31st, 2011|Photo, Photography|0 Comments

It’s Hard To Argue With Spring

But lately it’s been a mix of Spring and Summer. Our Spring started with temperatures in the mid eighties. It was a shock, and an odd start to the season.

It was great to sit on the deck and watch the leaves grow on the trees daily. I’d say within a week the trees went from barren to almost full. It was amazing. Sweeping the pollen off of the deck, though, wasn’t the best.

By |April 16th, 2010|Photo|0 Comments

Quick Basil

It’s hard to believe this  basil grew so quickly. I might need to transplant this soon. The parsley, however, is another story. It’s barely growing, and though I started some more seeds, they’re not doing a thing.

By |April 15th, 2010|Photo|0 Comments


I went home over the weekend to have Easter dinner with my family. I had a great time and ate some great food. My mom gave me some flowers, which I put in a planter that had some kale in it over the winter.

It’s been pretty hot lately, and even got up to 91 yesterday.

By |April 7th, 2010|Family, Photo|0 Comments

Spring Hiking

I went hiking in the Paris Mountain State Park on Saturday. It was a beautiful day, and the warmest we’ve had so far this year. The trees were still bare, but it was nice to get outside. Apparently half of Greenville (and their dogs) thought the same thing. It was busy on the trails, which is always  a bummer. I hiked about 5 miles. I would have known exactly what we had hiked, but my Garmin 305 gps decided to stop working altogether that morning (looks like I’ll be returning it to REI in Atlanta this weekend).

By |March 22nd, 2010|Photo|0 Comments

Spring Is Soon

I went to IKEA the other weekend, and I grabbed some basil and parsley. I started the seeds on Sunday the 28th, and this is what the basil looks like as of yesterday.

When I woke up this morning, it was 50 degrees outside so I decided I’d ride my bike to work for the first time this year. I miss riding my bike.

I’m glad winter is on the way out and I’m ready for warmer weather.

By |March 9th, 2010|Photo, Work|0 Comments

A Little More Like Spring

The weather has been warm enough for me to drive with the windows down (and consequently, with the music blaring) lately. It’s been nice, but I expect a couple more wintry weeks before we really start feeling spring around here.

In other news, I’ve applied for a thousand jobs anywhere from Washington D.C. to Savannah and everywhere in between. Still haven’t heard back from any though. Searching for jobs is one of the most demoralizing tasks I can think of.

By |February 23rd, 2010|Photo|0 Comments

Oh No, Not Again

I’m struggling to keep updating this website, which is sad. Not because I think it’s all that great, but because I don’t really spend a whole lot of time on it in the first place. I’ve been splitting my time between a few things lately.

I just went live with a website I was creating for Total Soccer Academy. You can see it here (though it’s live, there are still changes to make).

I’m also working on recreating the blog I had while I was on my 2005 bike tour from Kentucky to Wyoming. I have all of the old blog entries posted, about half of my nightly journal entries posted, about 1/3 of the photos posted, and a pretty shoddy design. I hope to finish everything in the next two weeks, and at that point I’ll post about it on here.

The weather lately has been rough. Yes, I’m talking about the weather. I’m ready for spring.

By |February 10th, 2010|Design, Photo|0 Comments