Monday, April 26, 2010

Into the Wardrobe

Like Lucy from
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
I feel like I've opened
 the door
to a magical world....

Filled with castles
from the past.

The air is heady
with a profusion of flowers.

The subjects of
this realm can be

but always,

Nourishment comes in
many forms--

for body and soul.

we avoided a terrible
one of these.

Others in this fair land
were  not so fortunate,
and we pray for them
and those who love them.

Have you guessed where 
we are?

We are in Na.....

{No, not Narnia!}

Natchez, Mississippi!

Thank you for all of your
bon voyage wishes ~
they have meant 
so much to me!

Travel day, tomorrow.

Talk to you when I get home....
over the privet!

[Narnia:] [Tornado:]
[All others: Privet and Holly]


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WHAT A GORGEOUS GORGEOUS POST DEAR NEW FRIEND! I pray that you be safe, enjoy life out there with friends or family, and come home safely to report your excursions!

Looking forward to seeing you soon, Anita

If you get a chance before leaving, come by and see my white horse with blue eyes...

Julie said...

Beautiful post! What a wonderful photographer you are! Love your narration of your photos, as well...just perfect! So glad you're having a such a lovely time with your mother--save journey home!

Anne said...

Lovely post!!! Armchair travelling is one of my favorite pasttimes. Thanks for sending some of the beauty you have found in Natchez our way. Safe travels!

La Dolfina said...

Once you showed the tornado I figured it was Mississippi (I still love spelling it!
So glad you are out of harms way.
Your photos are amazing and the two of you look relaxed and happy. I just love this tradition of yours. Enjoy every minute and keep those beautiful photos coming!!!!

lisaroy said...

Your photos are amazing - I hope you've had a wonderful trip! : )

red ticking said...

you have such a lovely blog... scary tornado... glad you are ok...
blessings to you... xx

Andrea said...

Wow you are on a wonderful adventure! Safe travels:)

Cathy said...

What a gorgeous post with such gorgeous images! I am so jealous...ya'll look like you are having way too much fun! Is that a martini in your hand? Where is mine;)?

Be sure and take more pics...I want to see more!


Cat said...

Stunning pictures...looks like you are having a blast!

Alisa said...

Great photos! And so glad the twister steered clear of you and your mama!

Fearless Nester said...

Oh I just KNEW you were in the South, but I didn't even think of Mississippi! So glad you are safe, and by now even home! Those are some gorgeous images you took. What a great tradition you and your Mom share, both of you look positively radiant in those pictures! I'm partial to the drink your Mom had with the chocolate drizzle...yum! ~Lili

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

looks like a fabulously relaxing and wonder trip. Have even more fun tomorrow! XO

Farmgirl Paints said...

Great the surprise locale. Glad you were safe.

fairmaiden said...

I have no idea where that is...I will have to pull out a handy dandy map! Looks like a place of enchantment! So glad the tornado didn't whirl into your holiday.

Daisy Cottage said...

Gorgeous post!!!
Gorgeous YOU!!!!

Be safe in your journey - thank you so much for sharing with us!


ZAIRA said...

I'm glad to hear that you're ok darling!!! I want to know everything about you great mom-daughter trip!!! Hugs xxx

Cashon&Co said...

ahhh, the beautiful South. Enjoyed this type of "storytelling" post. it was fun. off to go read more of your fab blog!!!

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Natchez has always been a place I thought I would love to visit. I've never really been anywhere in the South. I love the way you tell a story and your photos are so lovely. I'm glad I live in California when I look at the photo of the tornado!

Honeymoon bed breakfast said...

The Mississippi has a lot of key attractions and sights for visitors and they provide a lovely sense of comfort and relaxation to visitors these are so eye catching and memorable pictures and i really like them all.

Margaret said...

First, you surprised me with your writing and now w/the photography. Love your well thought out choices of pictures and words. Looks like you had many memorable moments with your mom. mk

Anonymous said...

How relaxing, how beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

3 door wardrobe said...

Your pics are amazing - I hope you've had a wonderful trip: )