Madingley Hall, gardens and health. (8/18)

via Madingley Hall, gardens and health. (8/18)


Author: invitationtothegarden

Just short of fifty years of holy matrimony, I am blessed to be a mother of two and grandmother of seven. Much of my writing speaks to the culture and tradition of the Deep South, where I spent the first thirty-five years of my life. This past summer of 2017, I began my third – or is it fourth? – writing career, this time as a blogger with I’ve just completed a memoir of my mother and our relationship, soon to be published. As a poet and essayist, I’ve published both online and in print media. Last year I was awarded the Tom Pier Prize in a Yakima Coffeehouse Poets anthology, and I’ve completed two chapbooks about Old Florida, Oyster Shells and Yellow Clay Road. Recently some of my work appeared in the online version of All We Can Hold and the tenth anniversary anthology from LiTFUSE. I have written two Bible commentaries and a biography of Paul the Apostle, Firebrand for Christ. In 1999 I retired as a feature writer and news reporter for the Yakima Herald-Republic and The Central Washington Catholic, where I was also copy-editor. During my undergraduate years at Florida State University, I majored in English literature and creative writing, and minored in history.

2 thoughts on “Madingley Hall, gardens and health. (8/18)”

  1. Thanks for sharing, Jo! As I’ve said before, I only ever get to ‘visit’ gardens through photos and posts such as these… sadly, except for common flowers and trees, I don’t know plants. It was interesting to note what some of the plants and flowers I come across, by name only in novels and poetry, look like.

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