As you can tell, I have this thing about taking lots of pictures of flowers.... lol!
Have a great weekend, everyone!
This is a picture of the Castillo de San Marcos. Being in the "bay", which isn't really a bay, offered a great perspective on taking pictures of downtown.
Here's a better shot of downtown and the shops.
Pop passed away first, he broke his hip and got pneumonia. I really never got to say goodbye to him and that still haunts me today. I loved him dearly and still miss him. Here is a picture of me and him at (I think) my 3rd birthday. Side note - that's my mom behind me at the counter.
Grandmother died in 2002. I remember the weeks prior to her death well. I had gone to visit her several times the last few weeks of her life. My sister and I went together along with my parents and by ourselves also. We talked about times growing up, recipes, and life. Grandmother said one thing she said to me a couple of days before she died that has stuck in my mind. "Don't let yourself get old." Grandmother was the best and I miss her everyday I wake up.
One thing that was very special about our trip was I got to see my great grandparents grave. John Terrell Huff and Lady Rebecca Stripling Huff. I love my great grandmother's name. Lady Rebecca Stripling sounds like something straight out of old England.
Anyway, that was my weekend.
Thanks Laura for letting me post. I love you, sweets!
Drew captured my parents perfectly in this picture. I am forever thankful to him for one of the best pictures of my parents.
Drew, I wish I'd had the opportunity to know you better. I am not proud of the fact that some of your friends knew you better than I, your family. I am glad, however, that I had the time we did at Nannie's funeral. Our trip in the woods was one I'll never forget. I hope I see you again.....
Here's the "Momma" hosta. She started out as small as the babies, but apparently she loves that darker corner of the bed. It is quite shady there and it stays cool and pretty moist back there. Apparently she's loving life...she's promised not to abandon me once the kiddos go off to school.
In the background are my Black-Eyed Susans. In the foreground are some Evening Primroses. These also came as small little split offs from my Mom's plants. They were so small and fragile and sad when I got them...now look at those guys! They're growing like crazy. The Evening Primroses will have to get split after this season - I have another patch (below) that's equally as big. These Black-Eyed Susans will have to get split up as well.
Here's an over view of the garden. The Monkey Grass in the front will need to get split after this season too. It's amazing to me how this bed is taking shape. In a couple of years it will be so full and gorgeous.I planted about 4 different kinds of daylillies, foxgloves, a mounding periennial of some sort, and another purple periennial. ha...I'm such a great gardener aren't I! I should have kept those darned tags from the nursery!
I am feeling a bit better today. I have been trying to get in to see my doctor for well over a week and finally was able to wriggle my way into a spot that opened up this afternoon. I am hoping that I can get my meds all worked out and get back to feeling "normal" again.
The gardening this weekend helped. I was able to focus on something else and walk away with a real sense of accomplishment. Right now I do better when I can have some kind of concrete results to show for my work.
Hope you all have a great Tuesday!