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...]

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...]

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Last week I enjoyed a walk through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens with friends... Roses were  going strong... Oh my, the oak leaf hydrangea were amazing... And even though they were just past their prime the carpets of hellebores took my breath... There were plenty of peaceful … [Read more...]

Putnam and Putnam

The timing is a bit off - I wrote this a couple of weeks ago but discovered it in m y draft box so obviously it was never published!  I enjoyed the event so much and really wanted to share it with you so here goes... I've been on the road and it's been a bit of a whirlwind this past week but I'm … [Read more...]

The Plant Gallery

A recent trip to New Orleans involved getting acquainted with some local garden shops.  Take a tour around this lovely shop, TPG, The Plant gallery... I knew that I had found a special shopping experience when I noticed... handmade in Italy...yes,please! how about an olive jar from the … [Read more...]