I am packing, whoop whoop on my way to Charleston, SC tomorrow to drink in the beautiful surroundings. My sweetie and I took a vacation there back in the 80's and somehow I don't think a lot will have changed. The South, especially the Charleston area is so proud of their heritage that they maintain, not tear down and rebuild like so many areas do. We Americans do have a habit of getting rid of the old, sometimes before it's time, and building something bigger and in some eyes better. We don't restore like England and many parts of Europe do. I know it must be terribly expensive to restore, which is probably why glass and steel have replaced stone, wood, and granite. I am off to enjoy some of our American heritage and hopefully capture some southern springtime beauty.
So today I am happy that the suitcases are filling up with springtime clothing, not boots and wooly mittens and hats, And speaking of suitcases....before I went on my trip to Phoenix in January I purchased some new luggage. The old stuff was heavy and awkward, I upgraded to lighter and with those 360 degree turnaround wheels, it was heaven on wheels, really. So in this case, it was a good thing to get rid of the old and go with the new.
And speaking of new, my little mums are still looking as new as they did yesterday. Linking to Sarah Carletti's Macro Monday even tho this isn't truly macro it's close enough...!!
Ho hum, we are predicted for snow tonight and tomorrow morning, putting Spring on hold, once again. I feel like one of those hampsters in cages running on the wheel that never goes anywhere, just keep seeing the same things over and over again. But as I filled the bird feeder today for the last time until I return, I spotted a little feather on the ground. I picked it up, brought it into the house and set up a little springtime vignette. Now the bird's nest is one that the cardinals nested in last year that I recovered after they fled the nest, the eggs are leftover Easter candy from last year that resemble eggs, heh, I am all for making the most of what you have on hand and since the birds are not quite nesting yet, it's the best I got.....but the feather is fresh from the front yard.
Sadly I have to set up my own Spring vignette for Spring to be present here. But I know it will come, like the little Engine that could, I know you can, I know you can.....
"Every man is rich or poor in proportion between his desires and his enjoyments." ~ Samuel Johnson
Have a great week, everyone!! Probably won't be around much until I return from Charleston.
Until next time....