Category Archives: William Bartram’s Travels

Ephemeral: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 59

Take a moment to listen to my reading of William Bartram’s Travels describing “mountain vegetable beauties….”*   Change The only constant is change. As I write this, the last of summer lies heavy on the land. The little plants that spring up in … Continue reading

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Terebinthine Pine Forest Morn: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 54

Take a moment to listen to William Bartram’s words describing dawn in a longleaf pine forest: * A month in motion: Thanksgiving month saw my husband and I in motion. Visiting 4 Georgia state parks in our trusty travel trailer, … Continue reading

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Streams Murmur in the Piedmont: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 52

Take a moment to listen to Wordsworth’s words from his poem “Ruth: Or The Influences of Nature”, inspired by William Bartram’s book Travels. * A Youth from Georgia’s Shore… “ There came a youth from Georgia’s shore— A military casque … Continue reading

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Franklinia Altamaha and the Paw Paw: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 49

William Bartram’s Seed Gathering Excursion It is only thanks to William Bartram, and his Father, John Bartram, that the Franklinia Altamaha, or Franklin Tree, survives. John Bartram discovered a grove of it growing on the banks of the Altamaha River … Continue reading

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Mountains Piled Upon Mountains: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 47

“Not to be exceeded anywhere…”Speaks William Bartram on the Appalachian Mountains. Take a moment to listen….* Sublimely Awful… William was traveling outside of Cowee Vale, near Franklin and Highlands North Carolina when he climbed these mountains and saw the sublimely … Continue reading

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