We also remembered to look around us for some of the beautiful scenery on this property.
When we first moved here, we visited to find out about gardening in coastal Georgia, which was very helpful! We'll have to try to visit again later this summer when their lotus patches are in full bloom - just stunning!
We didn't come away with plants, but rather with two beautiful pottery mugs, something we have collected since we first met 25 years ago.
Later that evening, we decided to go to our favorite restaurant on the beach, since we found it closed the other evening. It was warm and the atmosphere was much like early summer. We realized that our winter had been so cold that the last time we had eaten there was in early December with my dad!
Flash, our trusty friend was keeping us company while we ate...
And afterwards a short walk on the beach. The sand still felt cold on our bare feet,
and the water still colder, but there were a few brave souls (children mostly), who played in the ocean.
And now a few photos from around our neighborhood, where things are finally starting to bloom.
Our ornamental pear tree is more beautiful this year than we've ever seen it. I think it loved the longer and colder winter. Can you see our tiny little kumquat tree in the foreground?
My good friend, Jennefer, who lives across the street from us, has taken a few pictures of the birds at our bird feeders in the pear tree. Aren't they beautiful?!
And this photo of a different kind of bird heading into the sunset... Thank you for sharing these, Jennefer!!
Wishing you all a great start to the week. I'll be visiting your blogs and also getting back to my art! Can't wait!!