Fences on Friday

I spotted some pretty fences walking around Bar Harbor this week... Shore Path provides a perfect place to walk along the waters edge and you also get to enjoy the pretty properties along the way... A glimpse of the Tudor house built in 1902 for a grandson of John Jacob Astor... Dahlias … [Read more...]

More from Maine

It has been a beautiful week for exploring more of Maine with the family... Pretty fountain downtown Bar Harbor... Obligatory lobster happily consumed... Does this give you any idea about the kind of temperatures we are enjoying... Although the days are warm enough to enjoy some down … [Read more...]


I'm so excited to spend a week in Maine with my family... Since number two son made Maine his home base a couple of years ago I've fallen in love with this place... Visit after visit I never tire of walking the Eastern Promenade in Portland... Beauty abounds... Queen Anne's lace as … [Read more...]

A Sweet Little Party

A group of friends gathered this week to raise a glass and wish a happy birthday to a friend. The table was laden and looked so pretty that I snapped a few shots... It's not a birthday without cake... And we did raise a glass... What are you celebrating?... … [Read more...]

Flower of the Month

A couple of years ago I brought home a paper cup full of seedlings weeded out of the garden at the Eudora Welty House and Garden Museum and they are still thriving here OPP... Cypress vine or Cardinal vine or Maiden feather - whatever you call it I love it... It blooms from summer til frost … [Read more...]

Dining Al Fresco

Let's face it, dining al fresco in Mississippi in July is tough but when you know you're headed to Maine in a few days the thoughts of outdoor dining become much more appealing... I got a little lost in Pinterest just thinking about it... Those dahlias... Green and white check love... Or … [Read more...]

Out and About in Nashville

I traveled up to Nashville to see daughter over the weekend and we had so much fun out and about in Nashville. I was excited to finally have dinner at Husk after trying to get a reservation each time I've been here this past year... The restaurant is located in a beautiful home that is listed on … [Read more...]

Sissinghurst Part I

I realized that taking you along with me to Sissinghurst was going to require more than one post when I air dropped 58 photos over to my I pad!  It is hard for me to choose a favorite but I believe that of the gardens I toured in England this spring Sissinghurst is the winner... I knew that I … [Read more...]

The Incredible Story of Caroline Ferriday and the Ravensbruck Lapins

A recent listen on Audible has me reading everything I can find about the incredible story of Caroline Ferriday and the Ravensbruck Lapins. Let's begin with author Martha Hall Kelly's journey to Ferriday's home and garden, Bellamy-Ferriday House in Bethlehem, Connecticut... Ms. Kelly had read an … [Read more...]

A Little More Chelsea Flower Show

There was so much to see at the Chelsea Flower Show that I am still trying to process it all! Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday was definitely a huge influence... Creativity in creating display gardens was amazing... Get me to the church on time... Horticulture heaven... Ah, the David … [Read more...]