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Monday, August 13, 2018

Enjoying the outdoors

Enjoying this pre autumn weather.  It feels as though it's right around the corner, the way the shadows fall and the weather is a little cooler today.

First moonflower to bloom.  They have taken forever to bloom this year.
It's up the side of house and I took it in the rain, so a little blurry

Little tea rose

Both are pretty in Steve's office window.

Henry Clay Inn in Ashland Va. looking all patriotic and I love the way it's decorated.

Rear entrance at Suzanne's restaurant.  Very pretty.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Happy Friday

Always nice to have sunshine, inside and out.  Happy Friday.

Few stragglers

My niece laid out this brunch for her future sister in law bridal shower.
Everything was so good and especially that yogurt with oatmeal and berries on top.

I made some scones and my sister cut up fruit and made a delicious quiche.   The scones are butterscotch,  white choc. chips with cranberries, and cheddar cheese and sage. 

til next time

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

City sites

Some pictures taken around Savannah Ga..  We didn't get around the area like we wanted as it was just miserably hot most days.  We took the trolley sightseeing tour around the city.

Factors row buildings surprised us when we first got here as they didn't seem to be but a couple of stories tall from Bay street.  They are really 5 to 6 story buildings.

Factors row or walk named for the cotton factors or brokers.  Upper level were offices and lower level were warehouses.
You can see the lower level is quite a way down

City exchange Fire Bell
small replica of the city exchange bell tower.  Dating back to 1802, this fire bell was imported from Amsterdam.

We stayed in on of the original warehouses.  Our balcony to the right.
The balcony to the left is Tubby's restaurant.    I enjoyed the  fried green tomato, bacon and tomato salad with feta cheese.. Delicious!
I have always had fried red firm tomatoes from the garden but never green before.

Steve had cheese grits and fish.

Cathedral of St John the Baptist

Mercer Williams House.. It was this house that Jim Williams fatally shot Danny Hansford in 1983.  Williams was tried 3 times and found innocent of all crimes.  Williams died in this house in the same room he shot Hansford.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil was made famous from this story being the main story behind the book.

I love ironwork and there is much of it here.

Many homes steps are set to the side of the entrance.

First African American Baptist Church

Trees dripping with Spanish moss.  Member of the Bromeliad family like the other known member,  the pineapple. Native to the Americas, the moss is neither Spanish or moss.  It grows in areas with a high level of moisture as it obtains it's moisture from the air.  Best not to handle it or be careful when doing so because it can make you itch from the chiggers that can be in it.

Monday, August 6, 2018


Finished the cover for my hassock.  I had it fixed to cover the whole hassock but no one liked it that way so I cut off excess fabric, added elastic and called it a day.

My reading for the evening
Happy Monday

Sunday, August 5, 2018

River Street

I posted about our trip  a month ago to Myrtle beach with son and his family but not about where we went after we left there.
   Steve and I headed to Savannah Georgia for 3 nights.  We have been to Georgia many times on our way to Florida but never really made it a destination to sight see and spend more than one night.
Savannah this time was a destination and so glad it was.
I guess we picked a hot time.  A good  time was had even though  the heat index made it very hot, but we stood it.

We crossed this bridge over Savannah river into Georgia.

Our inn for a few days

 River Street Inn
A refurbished cotton warehouse.  Historical is what we wanted for our stay in Savannah.    Located on Bay and River Streets.

A walk to our room

I took a close up of this wall sconce outside of our door because I would like to have a couple for myself and will need to start shopping.

The room is comfortable and plenty of space for us.  Lots of character and colonial southern charm is what I would say describes it.
A step inside

A short clip of our room

Beyond two large wing chairs with ottoman is an iron bed right beside the small balcony overlooking the Savannah river.

Sweet little balcony.

I was standing on the balcony when I took this one of the River walk.
A 201 year old hotel that was once a cotton warehouse. I love it.

Well back out to take a quick look around and get a bite near the river.

I like the feel of this place.  I heard there are ghosts, but I never heard or saw any.

First I have to see this sweet little library.  Cozy seating for reading a book from many offered as you can see on the shelves.

Some nice paintings of monuments in the area as we make our way down.
Of course there is an elevator but after the drive, we definitely needed to walk.

River street entrance

plenty of shopping

These cars came through each evening while we were here.

Historical ballast streets and steps

No not this time, too hot and steep.

After dinner, we sat and watched the sunset

sepia tone is nice too.

back with more another time