One of my favorite magazines is Garden & Gun, and I am so happy that I can check out copies of it from our magazine area in TCPL! This southern culture magazine is great for those who hunt with bird dogs or like to fly fish, but as neither of these activities are hobbies of mine why would I like it? Well, first there are articles and ads featuring beautiful hunting dogs. For example, the Dec 2014/Jan 2015 issue’s cover is a picture of “Bo,” the winner of the 2014 and 2013 Bird Dog National Championships. He is a very handsome English setter, and what’s unique about him is that pointers are usually the top bird dogs at these contests, not setters. The same article showcases the top field guides in the country (one of the top fly fishing guides is female-yay!). There is also an article in this issue about a back country ranger who has just retired. His ranger duties covered 521,000 acres with more than 800 miles of trails in the Smoky Mountains, and his area of expertise was finding people who were lost. The last person he found before he retired was a little boy who had been lost for three days. Garden & Gun issues are chock full of articles about restaurants, travel, music, art, new products and book reviews. In addition, I really enjoy the regular short pieces written by contributor Roy Blount, Jr. And for some reason, I have always been a sucker for gorgeous ads for expensive products that I would never indulge in, and this magazine definitely has them. Almost makes me want to make a trip to the South!