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Art is in the spring air

Published 9:28am Friday, April 5, 2013

“I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.” 

~ E.E. Cummings 

Snow was here on our first day of Saluda’s spring; yet April sings flower songs upon morning breezes, promising, promising.

A spring morning at Pearson’s Falls with early wildflowers starting to bloom and ice still at the side of the big waterfall. (photo by Bonnie J. Bardos)
A spring morning at Pearson’s Falls with early wildflowers starting to bloom and ice still at the side of the big waterfall. (photo by Bonnie J. Bardos)

Last week I took a peaceful drive out to Pearson’s Fall to take painting-study photographs for the “Four Seasons of Creativity” event and just enjoy the crisp mountain morning. I had the hike all to myself along rock trails, blankets of mulch, and enjoyed spotting tender wildflowers peeping out from wooly emerald moss. Overhead, a lone hawk soared as the falls, wearing lacings of ice on the sides, roared over boulders to the glen’s pool below.

Thanks to decades of good stewardship (since 1931) from the Tryon Garden Club, we are lucky to have this protected preserve so close by. There are no hulking McMansions ruining the quiet beauty of Mother Nature; just sounds of water and birds, soft greens of moss, patterns of stone and trees. My spirits were lifted, the camera and  hiking shoes got a little workout. A good start to spring!

Congratulations to Amy Copeland of Saluda Medical Center on Greenville Street. This is her 10th year with the center. We are so lucky to have the medical center here in town, along with a great staff. The center will host Introduction to Holistic Medicine Part V, with Nancy Shatto, NP from Saluda Medical Center, April 10 from 1-2 p.m.

Saluda School notes: Box-top collection containers are located in the Saluda Public Library, Saluda Post Office and Saluda Elementary School Office.

Saluda Community Land Trust (SCLT) has one more sign-up time for plots in the Robinson Community Garden on Henderson Street on April 10.  For information contact Marilyn Prudhomme at 828-749-9172 or Carolyn Ashburn at 

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