Savannah on my mind – Thursday March 27, 2008

  Lovely weekend, it was. Mine was shorter than Lois and her friend’s Beat and Hilda, though. They galivanted around for 5 days straight, using our place for a landing pad at night. I did go with them to Savannah on Saturday. Since you already know that spring is in full bloom here, it is probably pointless to tell you that Savannah was beautiful, and that the weather was beyond perfect.

I forgot to take my extra battery along for my camera so I didn’t get as many pictures as I could’ve.



We had full intentions of eating at Lady and Sons (Paula Deen) but they were booked full. Lesson learned: if you want to eat there for Saturday lunch, then you probably have to get in line by 8 or 9 in the morning. We were there by 11:15 and the only reservations left to take were for 8:45 that night. So we gave up hopes of that but were directed to another southern buffet taking place at The Pirates House. Great food although I don’t know how it compares to Lady & Sons since I’ve never yet been there.

I didn’t get a picture of all four of us so here are a few at the restaurant. They know I have a xanga site and that the possibility of showing up on here was pretty high so unless I get sued, here are the pictures:

Hilda, practising posing for portraits (not really)

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Beat, getting a grip on her sweet tea

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Lois, regaling us with stories from her Thai trip.

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Southern comfort food, L to R starting at the bottom: BBQ pulled pork, macaroni pie, collard greens, chicken pot pie, sweet potato souffle.

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Sweet tea good enough to make you cry

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An “painted” version of the sweet tea.

We took a leisurely stroll along River Street.
Georgia on My Mind

This trumpet player kept everyone quite entertained!! Unsuspecting people would walk past him and he would play a short tune to them.

Curly, red-hired lady: Tomorrow for Lil Orphan Annie
A rainbow tied-died shirt: Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Young Couple holding hands: Here Comes the Bride
Lady in pink shirt: Pink Panther Theme

Most people would be nearly passed him before they realized they were the center of attention. It was pretty funny seeing their reaction!

We did a little bit of shopping. You can’t forget the candy stores there:

Doesn’t it want to make you cry, seeing all those perfectly good calories sitting there, as you walk coldly past them, leaving them sit on the shelf.

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More perfectly good calories.

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Last, but certainly not least, pecan pralines that are too delicious for words.

On to Forsyth Park… continued the photo session there with Hilda and Beat. There were at least 2 weddings getting ready to take place. We had passed one square where a wedding was happening, and they had 13 couples in their bridal party.

I wish I could say I got this stunning picture of the fountain, but alas there were always lots of people around and by the time the area cleared out a little, my battery died. So, an old b&w version:


Gorgeous Easter Lilies:

Painted versions

Photo version (sounds kind of funny.. a photo version of a photo  )

Alas, even pretty days must come to an end. And fun weekends also have an end. But there’s always more to look forward to.

Our Easter program went well Sunday night in spite of having only 2 practices. It was so much fun singing again!!! Calvary’s Love was my favorite.

Calvary’s Love, Calvary’s love
Priceless gift Christ makes us worth of;
The deepest sin can’t rise above
Calvary’s Love.


Hope you all had a blessed Easter!

Spring is springing – Friday March 21, 2008

 up all around us. Lots of beautiful flowering going on right now. Bradford pear treas, azaleas, dogwood, wysteria and other budding trees and nameless (to me) bushes.

For your viewing pleasure


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Seems to me this one should be named “confetti” or “streamers”

 This little fellow seemed to be smiling smugly in the Schrock’s back yard.


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May your day be sunny and bright and filled with God’s beauty!!!