“Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice.. That’s What Little Girls are Made of”

For over twenty years I have called Alabama my home, and how blessed I have been with wonderful friendships that have carried me through all of life’s journeys.  Karen May is once such friend!  I have watched her joy in planning the weddings of her daughters, Courtney and Lauren.  And, more recently, she has taken […]

Dreaming of Daffodils

While in Mississippi last weekend, I couldn’t resist photographing the glorious abundance of daffodils which are making their spring debut.   After a long, cold and colorless winter, daffodils sing of hope of joy!  Their sunny blooms, although short-lived, just make the day seem worry free and brighter.  In my last post, I pointed out […]

A Mississippi Spring – Reflections on Gardening, Family and Friendships

Spring is definitely in full bloom in my hometown of Pontotoc in north Mississippi.  I spent the weekend there enjoying the glorious weather while capturing some of the early spring blooms with my ever ready camera. Another highlight of the weekend was visiting with some of our life long friends who were especially close to […]

Spring into Color with Easy Floral Design

When the first tiny vibrant  confetti blooms of  forsythia appear along with the delicate Bradford Pear, plum, and cherry blooms of the season, I just naturally get inspired to start bringing some of this grandeur inside.  While at the same time, all of the new garden center additions, give me inspiration to start redoing garden […]

In Praise of Spring!

What a difference a week makes!  With temperatures in the low 70’s lower Alabama is experiencing a true taste of spring.  While perusing local garden centers and on my daily run this weekend, the vibrant busts of wondrous spring color forecasts the promise of spring and new life… I spotted a few azaleas just starting […]