From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Seen at the Hopkinsville Library

Life in Christian County,
Kentucky...




Hoptown Library

This profusion of flowers grows at the Hopkinsville - Christian County Library in a block of soil, surrounded by a bench and the walls of the building. The bed used to have a nice little dogwood tree in it, but for some reason it was removed and some puny, pointy shrubs were planted instead. They looked forlorn last winter, but this summer, flowers have filled the empty space, and indeed, have nearly grown over the shrubs and bench.

On a Hopkinsville forum that I read, there's been occasional discussion about whether the library is good enough. Like most libraries, it does the best it can within budgetary constraints. When I moved here, I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the facility and the scope of the collection. I was used to military and small town libraries that were much more limited than this one.


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3 comments:

Stef said...

saw you on twitter... thought I'd check out your blog! :)
Happy Friday!

LJ said...

This is lantana. It grows wild where I am from (Florida) but it can make a nice shrub or ground cover if it's pruned. It can become leggy if left alone.

I've been "lurking" for awhile here, but thought I'd take the plunge and comment! I enjoy reading your blog.

Genevieve said...

Thanks for stopping by, stef!

I'm really pleased that you enjoy the blog, lj. It makes my day. :) I'm glad you identified the flower. I've heard its name plenty of times, but I can never remember it. Maybe if I grew it sometime, I'd store the name in long-term memory.

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