Great Day in Miss Welty’s Garden

It was a glorious almost fall day this week as I headed up the street to Miss Welty's for a little weeding and let me tell you the garden was glorious...     Hyacinth bean vine has overtaken the arbor...       I do miss the silver moon rose that graced this … [Read more...]

Needlepoint Love

I found myself making a quick trip to Raleigh, NC, last weekend to be with my cousin after the death of her father.  It was good to be together even under the sad circumstances and I'm so glad I made the trip. You know me, I try not to wast an opportunity! As soon as my plane landed I headed to a … [Read more...]

Another Kentucky Garden

I'm pulling another garden out of the archives from earlier this summer when I visited Lexington, Kentucky...     The home, gardens and surrounding farmland were created and cultivated by the husband's grandfather...     the gardens are … [Read more...]

Flower Mart

While I was in Nashville assisting daughter with her latest move I finally made it into Flower Mart...     This cute shop is at the corner where I turn to arrive at her apartment.  Each and every time I visit I vow and declare that I'll make my way in there for a little retail therapy … [Read more...]

Historic Lexington Home and Garden

I'm throwing it back to the beginning of the summer when I visited Lexington, KY, to attend a meeting of the Southern Garden History Society.  There's a trove of treasure to share from that trip and I'll start it off with this historic home and garden...     The house, built in the … [Read more...]

On The Move

I have been directly involved in five moves this summer - count 'em, five!  The final installment was daughter's move to her first solo apartment in Nashville.  Luckily the event coincided with the great Eclipse and I was able to enjoy being in the path of totality!  It was amazing! Here's a little … [Read more...]

A Sunday Surprise

A friend invited me to attend a Sunday afternoon service at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Bolton.  A musical offering was on the schedule and I decided it would be just the thing to do.  Mandy Spivak, an adjunct music professor at Mississippi College, would be performing and I had no clue who she … [Read more...]

A Chance Encounter

I had a lovely chance encounter last week on a flight from Dallas to Jackson.  What, you might ask, is so exceptional about that?   Well, for one thing I usually try to avoid airplane conversations.  This is not about being unfriendly, I'd just rather spend the time with my nose in a book than … [Read more...]

More From Birmingham Botanical Gardens

I just have to revisit my walk around the Birmingham Botanical Gardens... so many pretty arbors... loved the Japanese garden... koi in the pond were amazing... I'm always on the lookout for pretty fences and gates... and the lanterns were beautiful... Keep in mind that we … [Read more...]

Wicker Handbags

All the end of school and graduation pictures have me thinking of summer and what says summer any better than a wicker handbag... I must admit the animal themed bags are appealing... Elephants seem to to be very popular... the snail nail is a cutie... Here is the bag for Kentucky Derby … [Read more...]