The Beauty of the Butterfly

    “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”  ~Maya Angelou        For more Weekly Words to Live By, visit Notes from A Cottage Industry~ and  A Southern Daydreamer for more Outdoor Wednesday inspiration~

Savannah Shadows

I’m joining Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday. These photos were taken on a recent trip to Savannah, Georgia. You can see more Savannah photos here. Visit  Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday~

Yountville

Y is for Yountville This week’s letter assignment is the letter Y. I thought I’d bring you along with me to Yountville, Ca. where we visited in April. “The Town of Yountville, renowned for its world-class restaurants and award winning chefs, has earned the unofficial title of ‘Culinary Capital of the Napa Valley’. From French, Italian, Pacific…

Paint

          “Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.”  ~Danny Kaye          Lots of paint on the lake this past weekend, in the form of fun and color. . .                    …

Relaxation

  “Tension is who you think you should be. Relaxation is who you are.”  ― Chinese Proverb     For more Weekly Words to Live By, stop by Notes from A Cottage Industry~ And visit  Hey Harriet for Shadow Shot Sunday.     Hope you find some relaxation in your holiday weekend! Happy 4th!

Paula Deen’s Savannah Style, Part II

Paula Deen’s Savannah Style **** by Paula Deen and Brandon Branch I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. (This is part two of this Edible Review~ I ended up with more photos and content than I planned. If you missed the first part of this book review, look here.) More…

Paula Deen’s Savannah Style, Part I

Paula Deen’s Savannah Style ***.* by Paula Deen and Brandon Branch I’m joining Jain with my Edible Book Review at Food for Thought, where pages from your book magically mix with the kitchen and your camera. We recently spent the weekend in Savannah, Georgia, which you can read a bit about here. I returned with plenty of photos of this historic Southern city and several new…

X-tremes

    X is for X-tremes       This week’s letter assignment is the letter X.    I thought I’d share some X-tremes we have run across on the lake. Starting with some X-treme Homes. . .                                          This…

Patriotism

    “You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4th, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from…

Weathervanes by the Water

    W is for Weathervanes         This week’s letter assignment is the letter W.    The history of weathervanes can be traced all the way back to 48 BC, to the Tower of the Winds in Athens, Greece. An octagonal marble structure, that contained a huge weathervane in the shape of a Triton, a…