Yes I have had quite a hiatus. I forgot how busy springtime is and now with the boys in all kinds of ball, it is even busier:) But the fun kind at least. I do have lots of potential posts rolling around in my allergy-hazed little head but I have to find the time to actually create them.
Meanwhile I have been enjoying how beautiful Flo-town is in the spring. I have been randomly taking pictures with my new phone because I just get caught up in how pretty all the flowers and greenness and azaleas and my very favorite, the dogwoods.
This is a picture of a house on Coit that I never realized how pretty it is until I had to stop the car and stare at this gorgeous dogwood. Look at the contrast between the color of the house and the dogwood blossoms!
I really just can’t get over how pretty the drive is down Cherokee (that is a road through Florence, right by our house). With the wisteria hanging down and the azaleas of all different kinds of colors and then there are all kinds of other flowers and trees blooming that I am sad to say I can’t name, but they really do brighten my day. Any Anne of Green Gables lovers out there? Well I loved how Anne called the road to her house “The White Way” because of the way the trees arched over the road and when they bloomed the entire road was covered above in white. It has been a while since I read it but driving down Cherokee is a tiny bit the way I imagine that “White Way” to look.
When we first were married I was not incredibly impressed with little ole Florence and not super excited about the thought of living here for a long period of time. We were married in December and when March hit I started to warm up to this place as the dogwoods bloomed and by the end of April I was pretty much smitten. I really had never experienced a dogwood tree and so they just took my breath away:)
Below you will find a few more pictures taken around our house and down the street. Just so beautiful! I tried really hard to get a picture but it required getting stopped by a certain light at a certain point and it became a little dangerous so if you live in Florence and you are driving down Cherokee from Irby toward Five Points…just before you get to the light at Edisto, look to your left and you will see the most beautiful white and purple hanging flowers and there is a dogwood thrown in and some azaleas nearby… Wow…right now that is my happy place:)
So look around this weekend while you are driving, in Florence or wherever you are and be amazed at the beauty around you:) It’s good to be back!