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Cover Photo: ©2018 Lee Anne White

Cover Photo: ©2018 Lee Anne White

To hear the voice of Dr. James Southerland is to be transported back to my freshman year of college, to the World Civilization class that met in the Owens Building, now the Student Union Building, on the campus of Brenau University. Soft-spoken, thoughtful and always encouraging, Dr. Southerland was one of my favorite professors and he went on to become a fine academic administrator, as well. Although he retired a few years ago, it is still a treat to see him on campus and around town, and it is an honor to have one of my photographs on the cover of his memoir, Sharecropper's Son: A Journey of Teaching and Learning. Credit for the design goes to Christie Gregory.

The book has just been released, so I'm looking forward to reading about Dr. Southerland's journey--to hearing his voice and stories once again. Copies are available through the Brenau University  website

Bamboo Shoot

One of the little-known features on Brenau University's campus is its Bamboo Forest. Rediscovered a few years ago by biology teacher Louise Bauck, the overgrown forest was likely part of Dr. H.J. Pearce's Japanese garden. It is believed to have been planted in the 1920s when landscape architect Shogo Joseph Myaida designed several Japanese features on the Gainesville, Georgia, campus. The Bamboo Forest, which features timber bamboo exceeding a half foot in diameter and growing 50 feet tall, is located adjacent to what was once Lake Takeda--the focal point of Camp Takeda, a summer camp for girls.

I spent a bit of time exploring the forest this morning before rain set in. Thought I'd share a few of my shots.


All Photos ©2009 Lee Anne White. All rights reserved.