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...]

Pumpkin Mania

Is it pumpkin mania where you live?  I am amazed at the beautiful fall displays that folks around town put together to welcome the season.  My next-door neighbor always goes all out... her cute vintage tricycle is always decked out for the season... I couldn't resist the straw fox I found at … [Read more...]

Parterre: Bettie Bearden Pardee’s Garden

Before my trip to Newport in June a friend recommended a book to read in preparation... I read it cover to cover more than once and was so excited when I found out that Parterre, Bettie Pardee's garden, would be included on our tour. To get there all we had to do was walk through the hedge from … [Read more...]

Settling In At Seaside

We made our way down to the Florida panhandle and settled in at Seaside yesterday.  Daughter and friend accompanied us from Jackson, number two son and sweet Jenn arrive tonight from Maine and number one son and friend arrive tomorrow. It's been quite a while since we were all here together but … [Read more...]

Neshoba County Fair

If you've been hanging around here for a while you will know that every summer, just when the temperatures have hit their peak, we make our way to the Neshoba County Fair.  A decades old tradition, the Fair is an annual gathering held in Neshoba County near Philadelphia, MS (which is where Mr. … [Read more...]

Black Point Inn

We spent the last few days enjoying the beautiful... plantings around the Inn are amazing... rhododendrons are in full bloom... view from the front porch... where there has been a lot of porch sitting... welcoming planters flank the entrance... floral arrangements in and around … [Read more...]

Porch Sitting

One of my favorite neighborhood porches is just around the corner from me and Cammie and I walk by it at least once a day.  When we come to the jasmine covered trellis she inevitably stops and looks longingly toward the shady welcoming spot.  One day this week as we happened by and Cammie stopped to … [Read more...]

A Pretty Party

I ran by a friend's house briefly on Wednesday afternoon for an end of the year happy hour for my luncheon club and it was a pretty party!  Wednesday evenings mean choir practice for me and so my visit was brief but I knew you would enjoy a few photos of her beautiful home... I loved the … [Read more...]

Graduates and Mothers and Gardens

How much more could a weekend hold with graduates, Mother's Day and pretty gardens to visit? We had a fun-filled crazy weekend full of all three! Daughter is finished with classes at Ole Miss (they will not give her the "piece of paper" until the 400 hour internship is complete and so we will go … [Read more...]

Gardens of Madison County

One of our local schools has as its annual fundraiser a tour of several gardens, Gardens of Madison County.  I had not been in a few years and so when a friend called I hopped in the car and set off. A longtime friend's garden was included this year and so I was happy to get to see what her green … [Read more...]