Architect A. Hays Town in Mississippi

Yesterday I attended a History is Lunch lecture, courtesy of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, given by Todd Sanders.  His topic was the Mississippi Architecture of A. Hays Town, who is best known for his Louisiana creole style residences.  However, he spent the first part of his … [Read more...]

Why Write About Eudora Welty?

As I was considering subject matter for the Welty on Wednesday post for this week, I asked myself - Why are you writing about Eudora Welty in this blog?  This is sort of an ah-hah moment for me, surprisingly!  I have been contemplating why I am drawn to exploring Miss Welty's life.  Yes, I love … [Read more...]

Eudora Welty Exhibit at Ogden Museum of Southern Art

It is time for a weekly installment of Welty on Wednesday!  A Eudora Welty photography exhibit at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans provided the perfect reason for a trip! My daughter and I  packed and headed down I-55 for a visit with friends, a little shopping and dining,and of … [Read more...]

Welty on Wednesdays

I was not able to volunteer in the garden today, so I decided to let you know about a new exhibit recently unveiled at the Welty Museum.  The exhibit coincides with the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. The exhibit will be on display in the Visitor's … [Read more...]

Naming My Blog

This column inspired the name of my blog, On Pinehurst Place, it is one of a pair that grace the entrance to the boulevard section of Pinehurst Street.  I live in Jackson, Mississippi in the Belhaven neighborhood The area was far north of what was the downtown hub of the city until after the … [Read more...]

Wednesday at the Welty Garden

I am back in the garden at the Eudora Welty House Museum as a volunteer (Cereus Weeder), now that the seminar class at Millsaps College has come to a close.  A group of garden volunteers meet regularly on Wednesday mornings to weed, plant and generally take care of things in the garden at the Welty … [Read more...]

Sweet Peas in the Garden

Headed out this morning for class at the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.  The Great Topics Seminar I am taking at Millsaps College met here for an opportunity to view some items from the Eudora Welty Archives.  We were given a tour of the building and instructions for using the … [Read more...]

Easter Entertainment

Here is my puppy, Cammie, on Easter Sunday preparing to entertain our house guests with a little music...    I guess that she did not think we were doing enough in the entertainment department... It looks like she is almost ready...   She is so much fun and I have my middle … [Read more...]

After the Storm

This photo was taken a day before a catastrophic hail storm hit my Belhaven neighborhood on Monday.  The hyacinths are in full bloom surrounded by pansies and verbena that had already established and begun to bloom.  I am so happy that I took the time to make some photographs in my garden just … [Read more...]