Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Vacation on St. Simons Island

For our vacation this year we decided to visit an old favorite; St. Simons Island. On the way, we stopped over in Savannah where I went to college and spent a day there. For dinner we went to the Pirate's House which was memorable for it's history of harboring pirates if not for the quality of the food. (I guess you can't have everything *G*) Anyway, we also wandered the river front and took a Trolley Tour around the city before heading out to St. Simons.

Ahoy Matey!

Savannah Sweets

So THAT'S how they make salt water taffy.......

Caroline, always willing to offer a hand!

Look, another Garrett was here!

In St. Simons we rented a house and my Dad, Ben, Kristin et al were able to join us for a few days spent fishing, golfing, touring the lighthouse, and visiting Jekyll Island.

Keeper of the starfish......

I think all in all it was one of the nicest vacations we've had in a long time. Can't wait to see where we go next year.....

Whale climbing....

Cooper, CC and Garrett on top of the world, well the whale anyway!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Dog Days of Summer

Here are just a few current pictures of my summer garden. Right now, my favorite thing is my dahlias, they are fabulous!!! There are a few other things going on as well......

Jumannji Clematis
really clematis is supposed to bloom in spring time, I guess this guy is confused?

"Red" Butterfly Bush with a Clearwing Hummingbird Moth visiting

Prince Noir Dahlia

Lavengro Dahlia

Datura: Angel Trumpet in pink