Auricula Theatres

I ran across a little blurb about garden designers Isabel and Julian Bannerman and the auricula theatre they recently had made for their garden...  Photo cred Well, one look at that and I was quickly searching for more information! Apparently auricula theatres were a must have … [Read more...]

Christmas Cheer

I had one of those days this week when I needed to be in three places at once!  I felt myself getting frustrated so I slowed down to breathe and gratitude took over.  I realized how lucky I was to be included in three festive occasions and so I loaded up the sleigh and headed out for some Christmas … [Read more...]

Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion

I ran down to the Governor's Mansion this week to help with planting some daffodil bulbs.  A friend and fellow gardener has been instrumental in planting and tending a cutting garden for Mississippi's first family for a while now.  Volunteers from the Garden Club of Jackson meet regularly to keep … [Read more...]

Celebrating Our Generations

The Greater Belhaven Foundation annual celebration Celebrate Our Generations was a huge hit! This year's party was held in the home of a second generation Belhaven family... It is wonderful to see my neighbors children returning to the neighborhood where they grew up to raise their own families. … [Read more...]

A Pastoral Setting in Bridgewater

I was thrilled when Juanita Kennedy, of Kennedy & Co. Real Estate, called to talk about the possibility of OPP paying a visit to a very special listing in Bridgewater. The property brochure's headline is certainly accurate:  A Breathtaking Private Pastoral Setting in Bridgewater. Antique iron … [Read more...]

Walking Around Oxford

I'm up in Oxford this weekend to see the Ole Miss Rebels play a little football and I always bring my walking shoes so I can enjoy walking around Oxford. After some rainy weather the temperature finally turned cool.  Pretty leaves made for a pretty walk... we paid our respects to Mr. … [Read more...]

A Formal Garden in Knoxville

I'm going back in the archives to a formal garden in Knoxville that I was able to enjoy a few weeks ago while attending a Garden Club of America President's Council... the grounds were really spectacular... I loved the folly... charming porthole openings... it was comfortably … [Read more...]

Feeling Like Fall in Quebec City

Things were really feeling like fall last week when I visited Quebec City... folks were out in full force and it was difficult to get a picture without capturing another photographer at work... decor ranged from a simple pumpkin on a doorstep... to a dressed up stair rail... to a full … [Read more...]

Fences On Friday From Montreal and Quebec City

Hello everyone!  I am back in business now that I'm #backonpinehurstplace! so how about a few fences from my recent Canadian adventure on this Friday... Episcopal church in Montreal... I loved the natural fence this cafe created around an outdoor patio... outside the Basilica Notre Dame de … [Read more...]

Blount Mansion

While I was in Knoxville this week one of the special places I got to visit was historic Blount Mansion... The center section of the house was constructed in 1792 by William Blount... His wife insisted on the "proper wooden frame house", in other words, no log cabin for her!  The local Indian … [Read more...]