October 5-9, 2013
We divided our ride back to Georgia into 2 days with an overnight stop in Tupelo, MS. We headed out thru the Ozark Mountains. Ruth, this is for Ken. We both quote Ken often..."happy wife, happy life". This was a jewelry store advertisement!
Dover enjoyed riding with me...she sure pays attention to where we are going!
We arrived at our home when we are visiting here...Pine Mt. RVC Outdoor Destinations and were so excited to be escorted to site 192...our favorite! But there isn't a bad site in here!
Even Sally took a romp in the grass...
Sunday we were off to visit our youngest daughter and family. Alice was due any day...actually any minute I must say. We were glad to be back before she delivered. She had just finished playing 18 holes of golf with hubby Josh when we pulled in.
Monday, she had a false alarm about lunch time so it was back to the golf course for another round. Tuesday, turned out to be the day...we welcomed Raelyn Grace Moon to our family.
Joe and I have also been busy with appointments. So far we have had bloodwork done, had our flu shot, had our teeth cleaned and checked, I had a mammogram and bone density test and a visit to the girlie doctor, and today we had our eyes checked and have new glasses coming next week. WHEW! That's a lot and its only Wednesday! Tomorrow is the dermatologist and Friday is vet appointments for Wrecks, Jack and Dover!
Sally and I managed to get a walk in Sunday afternoon...
Some Canadians are already headed south! I heard this huge flock of geese before I saw them...
The maple trees are just beginning to change color...so pretty!
The goldenrod is in full bloom. It is well known for its healing properties and its edible!
I did find a gardenia bush or two...oh the sweet smell of gardenias! Gardenia bushes are evergreen. They do thrive in high humidity and bright light...this is the perfect place!
I have always loved the grasses. These were by the pool area and taller than me (I am 5 feet tall).
The longleaf pine is found in central and south Georgia...growing in excess of 100 feet.
Shortleaf pines also grow in our area. I love the perfect little cones...great for making wreaths and garlands.
|Side view of the office|
And then there is the magnificent southern magnolia! Research says that magnolia trees appeared before bees and that flowers evolved to encourage pollination by beetles. Fossillied specimens have been dated to 20 million years ago. Magnolias, an evergreen, should be planted where the lowest branches can grow to the ground. The creamy white, fragrant flowers bloom in the spring...no pictures of those beauties, sorry!
But they do produce bright red seeds in the fall. These seed pods or cones begin to form in the center of the bloom and develop until mid-fall.
The birds love the seeds!
Well, that's our week so far...
...and what an exciting week it has been!
Until next time, take care, and...
|Joshua and Grandaddy|
enjoy the view!