I walk in circles around my garden quite a bit and sometimes I walk in circles around the house just checking in with beloved belongings!  The samplers caught my eye recently and I realized again just how much I love them. Samplers began as examples stitched by needleworkers when they saw a stitch … [Read more...]

Scout Guide Jackson Launches Volume II

I was thrilled when the invitation came to celebrate the launch of The Scout Guide Jackson: Volume II... I have loved getting to know editor, Kristin Allen, as she has brought The Scout Guide to life here in Jackson... Cathy Joyner, owner of Bliss, Kristin Allen and me enjoying the launch of … [Read more...]

Middleton Place

Come along for some armchair travel with me to Middleton Place, one of my bucket list gardens...   Middleton Place is a National Historic Landmark and home to America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. The Garden Club of America has called the 65 acres “the most important and most interesting … [Read more...]

A Walk In The Welty Garden

I ran by the Eudora Welty Garden yesterday to capture a few garden photos before another rain sets in and thought you might enjoy seeing the garden coming to life after a long winter... the camellias are amazing... daffodils out in full force... french hyacinths are a favorite of … [Read more...]

Woodlawn Plantation Needlework Exhibition

  America's oldest and largest needlework exposition is currently underway at Woodlawn Plantation in Alexandria, Virginia, and I would love to be able to view the exhibit in person! Since I will not be able to make the journey this year I have contented myself with drooling over images of … [Read more...]

Blenheim Palace

I have been listening to The Churchills by Mary Lovell on Audible this week and I couldn't help but stop and look for some images of Blenheim Palace, home to the Dukes of Marlborough since about 1705... I thought you might enjoy a bit of armchair travel with me! John Churchill, the first Duke of … [Read more...]

Vatican City

If you read along here then you will already know that I just returned from a trip to Italy.  I saw so much that it is still overwhelming to me!  My children keep asking me what my favorite part of the trip was and I am hard pressed to answer. I'll start where we began our tour, at Vatican City. … [Read more...]

This and That from Italy

If you follow along here then you may already know that I am off on a trip getting to know Italy! my first stop - The Vatican... The scaled model above gave me a sense of how big Vatican City really is but nothing could have prepared me for the beauty of this place... the balcony I have seen so … [Read more...]

The Unicorn Tapestries

A letter from Eudora Welty to John Robinson written in July of 1944 led me to The Unicorn Tapestries displayed at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. I love reading the letters which Julia Eichelberger has selected and edited in Tell About Night Flowers Eudora Welty's Gardening Letters. In this letter … [Read more...]

Portland Head Light

While I was with number two son in Portland over the weekend I enjoyed going over to Cape Elizabeth and visiting the Portland Head Light. Portland Head has provided protection for the Portland area for many years.  In 1776 a group of eight soldiers were posted there to warn citizens of approaching … [Read more...]