04/4/17

Soldiers, FireTrucks, and a Yellow Car

Soldiers, Fire Trucks and a Yellow Car, oh my!

Spring …………love it!

Spring Festivals……………….love, love, love them.

The loveliness of spring is all around town and the Cottage on Greene, 

despite the sad faces of the Azaleas damaged by the last punch of winter.

The prettiest little town in Dixie came alive this past weekend with visitors attending the Spring Festival.

My first ever  

Antique Fire Truck parade…

 

 

As the fire trucks rolled out of town, gunfire erupted downtown.

It was the beginning of a reenactment of the 1865 invasion of General William Sherman and his troops.

 

 

The battles continued down to the river where soldiers had set up camp.

 

 

 

Yes! Women fought, on both sides, in the war.

 

 

Smoke from the just fired Cannon

Old St David’s Church built in 1770, was used as a hospital in both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War.

 

Our time at the festival ended with a tour of the classic and antique car show and a chance to sit behind the wheel of this restored 1950 Ford.

Sigh…………I love Spring Festivals!

03/16/17

Spring, oh spring

Oh Spring,  spring

Where forth art thou?

Oh Spring, you were here last week. I took pictures of the evidence.

Azaleas in the yard at the cottage a little over a week ago.

And now this…………. picture taken today after almost a week of record breaking cold..

I can’t control the outdoor weather,,,, but, it can be spring indoors. That I can control.

 

An economical,  colorful  and fast way to decorate for spring. Plastic eggs.

And a plus….these eggs will be used for an Easter Egg hunt in April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One more night with freeze warning temperatures.

Oh Spring, spring……Your arrival Monday, March 20 will be welcomed with sunshine and a high in the mid 60’s.

02/8/17

Therapy

I read a wise quote………..”The best therapy is taking a break from the usual routine.’

Yes, with that definition in mind, I have had good therapy this week.

My usual routine for months has been focusing on what needed to be done at the cottage.

I needed it to be finished,…. although it’s never finished….,  and that happened last week, jut in time for weekend guests.

 

While a trip to the beach was not part of my therapy, I found other  ways to get out of the routine.

I browsed the fiction shelves of the local library, especially the large print, and checked out a book that promises to be good reading.

 

I wiped the dust off my water color supplies and started working on a couple of botanicals.

 

Working crossword puzzles, not the hard ones, is a good stress reliever for me. The easy ones  give a boost to my ego……making me feel smart.

Shopping hint…The Dollar Store is the place to shop for crossword puzzle books.

 

And this……. Hanging out with my sweet neighbor….Ms. Lena turned 86 in January.

Isn’t she beautiful!

Hanging out with Ms. Lena is therapy to the max. Although we only met 6 months ago, it’s just like we have always known each other.

We’ve all met people like that and having one next door ….how blessed I am.

 

 

We will be going back to the main house this weekend. It has been two weeks since we were last there. In the meantime, I am enjoying my week of therapy.