The blog enjoyed a visit to Foothills Nursery & Herbs near Mt. Airy on Saturday, and as a result has begun to entertain the idea of dwarf Japanese maples in containers on Jon's deck and Susan's patio. This little lamp was photographed during Thursday's walk. We stopped to inspect a sad, "unsafe to enter" house on Country Club Road. The house appears to have been abandoned for some time, but the delicate little lamps on either side of the front door hint that someone thoughtful once was happy to live there.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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