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About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth — as seen at Capitol Reef

With innumerable glimpses of this earth we live on, selecting one location has its limitations.  But Capitol Reef offers a spectacular earthly view not just on Earth Day, but every day:  rugged rocks rising tall from the earth; shades of … Continue reading

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Three Places to See in Bath, England — besides the Roman Baths!

Bath, England, known by tourists for its (well, of course) Roman Baths, but offers more to whet the appetite and treat the eyes.  Nestled in the county of Somerset in southwest England, Bath is a town famous for its creamy … Continue reading

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The Bard’s Beginnings: Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon

Surely no self-respecting English teacher (myself included) would return home from a trip to England without visiting Stratford-upon-Avon.  After all, this birthplace and home of William Shakespeare appears in British lit books and “bardly” publications that we share with students … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Dense

It’s only in early spring that Magnolia Soulangeana blooms in profusion.  But when delicate pink blossoms burst forth, that dense, full-on blooming is something not to be missed. As the first pink starts to show, I brave early morning chill to … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Magic: Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk 2015

Because so many people look forward to the Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk each year, we’re republishing this post featuring some of the amazing art from Chalk Walk 2015.  The 2017 event will be held at Market Square Knoxville on Saturday, … Continue reading

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It IS easy being green in coastal South Carolina!

Coastal South Carolina is greening up with fresh shoots of spartina grass on Daufuskie, sprigs of resurrection vine at Harbor Town, amd waterfront greenery at Palmetto Bluff.  Not to mention the greens of Harbor Town Links ready for the RBC … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Atop

When you ride through a new country, sometimes the only pictures you take are either blurry landscapes flashing before your eyes or architectural details atop buildings you see briefly seen from a back seat.  And in Romania, you can get … Continue reading

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Storybook charm: England’s thatched cottages

Not many household adornments ooze more charm than cozy thatched roof cottages, and there’s no better place to find them than in England.  A recent article in the Wall Street Journal called them “chocolate box cottages” because a photo of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

On the coast of South Carolina and throughout the Deep South, Lowcountry houses and live oak trees make good matches.  And sometimes you don’t see one without the other. Live oaks (so called because they are the only variety to … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Turquoise in South Carolina

We were traveling on the coast of South Carolina when Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack posted her travel theme for the week:  Turquoise.  Beach towns are filled with this cheery color, so finding photo-worthy shots posed no problem. At Harbor … Continue reading

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