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...]

Hello Maine

I was so happy to say Hello Maine yesterday! Immediately after getting off the plane we headed straight to... Where we enjoyed a delicious lunch and live music - it turns out that we arrived just in time for the Old Port Festival! Checking into the hotel I noticed that they had prepared for my … [Read more...]

Walking In Memphis

While I was attending the Garden Club of America Zone IX meeting earlier this week I enjoyed a lot of walking in Memphis. I spent one night with a friend and loved seeing the gardens around her home... we enjoyed walking through the gardens at the Dixon Gallery... where the tulips were in … [Read more...]

A Stroll Through the Two Sisters Garden

I was lucky enough to be invited to take a stroll through the Two Sisters Garden last week.  My friend was taking her morning walk and gave me a call to see if I wanted to come by to see the native azaleas while they were in full bloom. I didn't hesitate... Named for the sisters who lived and … [Read more...]

Mackworth Island

Number two son took me out to Mackworth Island for a wintery walk yesterday... I was so happy to be spending time with these three... Mackworth Island was deeded to the state of Maine in 1943.  Former Governor Percival Baxter lived here and the island is now  home to the Baxter School for … [Read more...]

Icy Weather is Messing With My Plans

This was going to be a week chock full of activity here OPP until this icy weather came along to mess with my plans.  I put a halt to  my parents driving down yesterday and will reschedule all those plans.  My next move was to be driving to Atlanta tomorrow to attend a conference where I was to hear … [Read more...]

The Cutest Umbrella Ever

We have been getting more than our fair share of rain this past week but for me that is no problem because I have the cutest umbrella ever... it was a Christmas present from a friend... yep, it's Jack Russell Terriers doing a "downward dog"... I love it and it makes going out in the rain … [Read more...]

Maple Carpet

This fall I enjoyed a trip to Maine and loved seeing all the breathtaking foliage but this week I enjoyed walking around my neighborhood here in Jackson, Mississippi, and doing the same! The maple leaves are turning and falling... and creating a beautiful fall carpet... I hope you are … [Read more...]

Acadia National Park

Number two son took us on a great hike in Acadia National Park while I was visiting Maine last week. Not many words will be required as the foliage will speak for itself... there was already a carpet of leaves... colors are so vibrant... well marked trails... going up... if … [Read more...]

Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse

One of the things on my must see list in Maine was the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse.. This lighthouse is located at the end of a one mile long breakwater... The 19th century light is a popular spot for photographers and it is easy to see why... it was a little windy... A wooden … [Read more...]