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Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden

Quite a while ago I saw the video A Man Named Pearl.

A Man Named Pearl tells the inspiring story of self-taught topiary artist Pearl Fryar. It offers a message that speaks to respect for both self and others, and shows what one person can achieve when he allows himself to share the full expression of his humanity.

A Man Named Pearl

The garden was on NPR, too. Gardener Prunes A Topiary Paradise, NPR October 31, 2009

I was looking for a more interesting route back from Hilton Head Island and came across Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden. It wasn’t really on our way home, but now I really wanted to go and my husband is really easy going. Continue reading Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden

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A Soapbox at Marble Arch

Old Postcard of Marble Arch Entrance to Hyde Park, London

I am rereading The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. There is a conversation between Inspector Alan Grant and the hospital porter.

“Some people believe the earth is flat. Some people believe the world is going to end in A.D. 2000. Some people believe that it began less than five thousand years ago. You’ll hear far funnier things than that at Marble Arch of a Sunday…. You take it to Marble Arch on Sunday, and I’ll bet you’ll find followers aplenty. Maybe start a movement.” Continue reading A Soapbox at Marble Arch