Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Simple Pleasures

I'll confess right here, I"m a garden shop junkie. I am already a frequent flyer at local garden shops in Mt. Brook, Crestline, Homewood and Southside. Now I can add, my Forest Park neighbors, Shoppe Birmingham. I'll remain true to all of them, but right now I'm loving the photo ops (not to mention the gifts) at Shoppe Birmingham. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017


I have a lot to be thankful for this day. I've just returned from my trip to Paris and as much as I wish I were right back there, I"m very thankful I'll be joining friends and family over a lovely meal that was easy to buy for and prepare. If you are an American in Paris, you can get most of your favorite items at Thanksgiving in the Marais, but you will pay the price! My ex-pats friends, Randy and Steve tell me the new Costco in Paris has been a game changer. It's really not so much about the food, but the fellowship and taking the time to reflect on our blessings.

For my American readers here and across the globe, I wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

These Guys

Just arrived at Sweet Peas Garden Center in Homewood, these guys made me smile.  Put a candle inside and you have instant Christmas spirit!

Sweet Peas Garden Center
2829 Linden Avenue
Homewood AL 35209

Land o Cotton

Forgive my absence! I've just returned from a fabulous 8 days in my beloved Paris. I'm weary but have so many photos and good memories. If you'd like to see those, please visit Paris Through My Lens. 

Meanwhile back in Alabama, cotton picking season has just past. I found this photo taken at a cotton field at Auburn University a few years ago. I'm a city girl in a cotton field is a sight to behold!I think cotton bolls are very photogenic.