Bring Nature Indoors

Plants and flowers in the home can reduce stress, enhance creativity, bring clarity of thought, and boost your overall mood. We as humans have a deep connection to plants. The term of biophilia was brought about in 1984 to suggest that humans possess an innate tendency to seek connections with nature and other forms of life. Aristotle was one of many to put forward this … Continue reading Bring Nature Indoors

Christmas Lights: Are They for Celebration or Competition?

Ah, the time is upon us to begin preparations for this years’ Christmas season. As usual, the first thing on the Christmas agenda is setting up the Christmas tree. Decorating your home is a tradition for many families, including my own. The day after Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday), millions of brave souls will charge into the crowds to cash in on the deals that the … Continue reading Christmas Lights: Are They for Celebration or Competition?

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

As the air begins to grow cooler, excitement builds with the onset of the holiday season. Lights and decorations begin to fill the windows of South Georgia’s downtown shops, and the familiar sounds and smells of Thanksgiving and Christmas create an atmosphere that excites everyone’s inner child. In downtown Valdosta, one shop has elaborately decorated for the holidays, hoping to spread cheer and enthusiasm that … Continue reading It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

Capturing the Beauty of the Brugmansia

Spring has sprung, and it’s time for the trees and flowers to return to the full beauty that nature intended.  South Georgia is one of the best places to experience the seasons, as locals are able to see everything from plants in full bloom to bare trees and falling leaves. The Brugmansia plant is a flowering plant that, at one time, was native to all … Continue reading Capturing the Beauty of the Brugmansia