Thursday, September 12, 2013

Summer on the Gulf

The lazy days of summer are soon behind us. I can already feel the difference in the air here. The humidity is subsiding, thank goodness; and there's that shift in the sun that seems to always be directly in your eyes when you're driving. Oh, and the school buses are out with a vengeance. Ahhhhh, fall is here, kinda. This will be our first, and perhaps last, autumn at Riverside. I'm good with it. I'm actually getting excited about moving back to the NE, kinda. lol

What have you all been up to? I've been happily river sorry with a little bit of this and that on the side. The hub, Dar and I went to a first Friday art crawl in Fairhope in August. We started the night at the Eastern Shore Art Center  where I fell in love with this artist, Angie Bolling. This exquisite piece was made for her Grandmother's 100th birthday. Are you dying? I am. What a priceless creation.

There have been double rainbows over the river.

I fell in love with gingers after taking a class at the Mobile Botanical Gardens where they happen to have had a pop-up shop selling all types of beauties. Linda invited me to sit in with her on the "Plant Sex" session which turned out to be absolutely fascinating. Of course, the bonus was the gingers!

The hub and I have made a couple of trips to Pensacola. Here on Pensacola Bay, the brown pelicans seem to be in the midst of quite a school of fish. They were dive bombing!

Of course, after one of those trips to Pensacola (or should I just say Joe Patti's), we had BBQ skrimp. Yum.

Lovebugs are in season here. Ugh. At least they're little and they don't bite or anything like that. Just a pain because there are just so many of them. Now I know what those little dead black bugs are when we normally get back down to Riverside after Christmas. Finally, I know. Yes, that's another ginger.

The teenager and his girlfriend came down from DC and brought me this lovely Adirondack basket. I have never seen one before. Now I want MORE! lol They are gorgeous. 

And, this is for you Kell--Frankie on his way back to the river with poppa driving. He sits up so proud in the front seat. Funny little dog. 

Well, that's about it for now. Happy Fall, y'all. SO ready!
Labels: Dogs, Flowers, Riverside



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