Jo’s Monday Walk: Let’s Tip-Toe Through the Tulips!

Good mornin’ and welcome to the TULIPS! Last week, we took a little vaca and traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, one of my favorite spots to visit. We were making our every-six-weeks pilgrimage  to Cheekwood Gardens, because I wanted to catch the tail end of the Tulip display!  We had tickets for 11am on the Wednesday…

Friday’s Foods of the World: The Nashville Mall

I’m back from a  trip to Nashville, Tennessee and almost need a vaca from my vaca! But, on my travels I needed to do a little shopping in the Green Hills Mall…….. as I was taking a break, I noticed this fella! I’d say he was quite content, but didn’t need to bother with the food…

Thursday Doors: The Small Town Series; Carmel, Indiana

Today, for the Doorscursion, I am introducing you to another small town, this one in the Midwest. Carmel, Indiana, located in Hamilton County, just north of Indianapolis, is a paradise for the young and old. In 2012, Carmel was selected as the Best Place to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine and has maintained…

Just One Person From Around the World: New Orleans

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World! I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are…

Becky’s Square Challenge: Bright

Becky’s Theme for this month’s Challenge is Bright! Let’s see how bright I can be today! This is my favorite color in the garden……….any garden including mine! All of these beautiful flowers were found in the Orchid Conservatory of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens and were tagged with their names……..There were sooooooooo many I liked, I…

Six On Saturday: The Garden Gate

Good Morning SOSer’s! Today, it’s all about Garden Gates! These are photos from gardens in Atlanta, Georgia! Enjoy! I hope you have enjoyed the Garden Gates today! The instructions for SOS are easy. The photos can be flowers, vegetables, a garden design, whatever, as long as it’s garden related and posted on Saturday!  So, its…

Friday’s Foods of the World: From MY Back Garden!

Today, I am showing the treats for my Spring Garden Party, that was held in the “Good ol’ days,” not so long ago! Hopefully those days will be with us again soon! I am soooooooo lucky to have next door neighbors, who are both professional chefs! So, let’s watch them put the final touches on…

Thursday Doors: Hvar, Croatia

Are you ready for some sunshine? I am! We are setting off down the side streets of Hvar for our Doorscursion!  The island of Hvar, Croatia was my favorite place to visit on our Mediterranean cruise. To me everything about it was perfect…….the history, the  weather, the waterfront, the cafes, the restaurants, the people. As…

Just One Person From Around the World: Croatia

Welcome to Just One Person From Around the World! I have stopped watching the news….I have dropped all social media, except for my blog, which I try to keep to positive vibes…. there are a lot of folks in the world, who are everyday folks, just trying to provide food and shelter and love……….they are…

Six On Saturday: The Montana Garden

Good Mornin’ SOSer’s! No, we are not in the state of Montana today, but we are in the Montana Garden! You will not find this garden in the Gardens to Visit On the National Garden Scheme either! That’s the book that I send for: that lists the UK gardens, the date they will be open…

Thursday Doors: Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Today,  let’s do a quick Doorscursion through Manarola, one of the five cities on the chain in Cinque Terre! You can reach each city by train (a really fast one) in about 10 minutes each, by boat, or you can walk along the linked trails, which are part of the Cinque Terre National Park. We…

Six On Saturday: Chartwell, The Winston Churchill Home

Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, was built as early as the 16th century when the estate was called, “Well Street.” There was a well at the north side of the house called, “Chart Well.” “Chart”is an Old English word for rough ground. Henry VIII is reputed for staying here, when he was courting Anne…

Friday’s Foods of the World: St Ives, Cornwall

Today, we are looking for beach food! What is a better place than along the Boardwalk at St Ives! Find your place in the sun and pull up a chair! We are on Vaca! This is how you do utensils at the beach! And, this is what you drink…….mimosas……… Add, a big chunky, cheesy, cornish…

Thursday Doors: In My Hometown

Today, for the Doorscursion I thought I would show my little hometown, now, that it is Spring!  Lot’s of daffodils at the Withers Green Cottage! It was home to Professor Frank Ernest Callum by the mid 1920’s, but built by the Withers family…. This is the Icicle Cottage……..It is one of the best preserved and…

FOTD: The Waiting is Over!

We are looking forward to entertaining in our gardens! Bursts of Spring are everywhere! Here in our neighborhood gardens we see the Red Bud, Confederate Jasmine and the Pansies! Looking good! Cee’s Challenge is all about bringing a little beauty and color into our daily lives. Who wouldn’t be in favor of that? Challenge rules,…