Category Archives: William Bartram’s Travels

Dishwasher Catharsis: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 46

Take a moment to Listen to William’s Words on Irises*: A Purging… A cathartic in medicine is a drug that purges the bowels. Who knew that the lovely iris, grown mostly now for its decorative beauty, possess a root that … Continue reading

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The Piscene Rainforest: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 45

Take a Moment to Listen to William Bartram’s Travels regarding the Broad and Oconee River: * Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee… Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee comprise a Piscine Rainforest of sorts, wherein the diversity of terrain, from mountains, to hills, … Continue reading

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The Journey to Augusta: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 44

Take a moment to listen to Bartram’s description of his Journey to Augusta: * A Massive Lake with Rain Predicted… Rick and I set off for a weekend in Augusta, with rain predicted. We took his camper and found a … Continue reading

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The San Juan River: Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 43

William spent a great deal of time on the San Juan River, or St. John River, of Florida, and much of his book Travels in describing his adventures there. But what did he make of the river itself? Take a … Continue reading

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Alligator Swarm! Beth’s Travels on the Bartram Trail 40

From laughing coots to monstrous crocodiles: Listen to William Bartram’s observations of an alligator swarm: * Seemingly Serene… The water seems so serene, the vegetation sheltering the trout so lush and green. Its hard to imagine what lies beneath the … Continue reading

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