Monday, June 21, 2010

The Emerald City



Take two
Upper
Mid-Western 
gals
and plop
them down
in the Southern
USA
in the summer
93 and humid
and.....
they melt
they wilt
they droop....
They drink
A LOT of water!


{Note to Southern
ladies:  How do you
do it?}


After a precious
two days of being
together by ourselves ~
One day traveling,
one day seeing the sites
of Savannah,
I got my girl nestled in 
at her summer art program
for the week.


It was hard
to walk
away.


Now,
I have one southern
summer day
on my own
before a dear friend
from Chicago flies
in to play for 
three lovely days!


Although it is
HOT, Savannah is
one of the greenest
cities I've had the pleasure
of visiting.


I will leave you with
some cool photos
of this scorching
{brulant/abrasador/rovente/brannhet}
but beautiful city!










There's Emerald City! Oh, we're almost there at last! At last! It's beautiful, isn't it? 
Just like I knew it would be! 

~ Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz


48 comments:

paige said...

you are going to have a fabulous time!!
i just replied back to an email to you only to loose it before it sent..ugh.

yes, we live in atlanta. & it sure is hot down here, huh!

i named my first born Savannah, after that gorgeous historical town.

your photographs are beautiful
& your sweet girl is beautiful too

xo

Olive Cooper said...

Yes it is Hot here! I live two hours away. Your daughter will have a wonderful experience at SCAD! We have a relative who attented there. The city is pretty...I like the historic squares. Enjoy!

xx,
olive

Elizabeth said...

Oh how pretty! That old art school building looks so cool!
Never been back south but I do here it's hot!
Have a wonderful time! Good luck!
Your in my prayers!
Elizabeth

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

I live in Georgia, so I know what you're talking about! Savannah in the summer can be unbearable! But it is the most gorgeous city, with it's moss laden trees and beautiful homes. You'll have an amazing time! Just drink lots of sweet tea, don't wear makeup and whatever you do don't wear pantyhose or spanx!

Donna

A Vintage Chic said...

Beautiful, Suzanne! I wish your daughter well...it's hard to leave them at school, isn't it? Strange to just walk the other way......it's so wonderful, though, to think of how much they'll grow from the experience.

Savannah looks so beautiful--absolutely emerald! I've never been, but I'd love to go! I hope you have a fabulous time with your friend!

Julie

Teresa said...

Oh!
What a sweet post!
Is this your daughter?
Is she an artist?
My brother is an artist!
He almost went to art school in Savannah!
Did you go to the Lady and Sons to eat!?
I'm going to feature Paula's famous hush puppies this week!
Made them last night for a crab dinner we were invited to!
Oh why does the air have to be soooo thick in the SoUTH?
I don't miss that thick air one bit!
Hard to have a GOOD HAIR day in that hot air!
Now...I do love this version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow!
I do believe I could just type and type and type as I ramble to this music!
Happy Happy Happy Day!
xoxoxoxo
And let me just say how much I look forward to your sweet, sincere visits to Blooming on Bainbridge!
you are a dear!
xo
There...the song is over...I will go now.
Oh...what is this sweet song? ;o)
I believe I like it too! ;o)

lisaroyhandbags said...

What a beautiful place! I've always wanted to visit there and it's definitely on my list. I can't believe how green and lush it is for a place that's so hot! I'm sure it's bittersweet leaving her behind but it's an opportunity of a lifetime! And time does fly... xx

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Awww, it's sort of a bittersweet time, isn't it?
But the pride you're feeling surely makes it more sweet, I would imagine. :-)

Suzanne, your pics are GORGEOUS!
And I cannot wait to see what sort of trouble you get into the next three days!

Hugs,
Anne

Julie said...

Yes, Savannah, the romantic city, and don't forget Charleston SC the historical old landmark down near there... and HOT HOT HOT yes...
Whew...Hotter than NC for sure... HUMID...I went to school in Columbia SC..I swore I would never ever live down there. But oh what history. yes, hope you enjoy yourself. What a gorgeous part of the South. and yes, keep drinking. feel up your thermos or Nalgene bottle with ICE!!! And drink lots of sweettea with lemon too!!!!!!!!!!! (yes it's one word down here) lol Looking forward to photos... Hugs.

Jeanie said...

How awfully lovely -- and how talented your lovely daughter must be to be at the design school. Such a lot of history and your photos are gorgeous. Never been to Savannah, but it's on the list!

Thanks so much for your comments on Marmelade Gypsy!

Beach Combing... said...

How exciting for your daughter to be in this historic and absolutely lovely city! Love the photos, the old architecture, magnolias, dogwoods...

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your photographs are lovely. You are ushering in a new chapter in both of your lives. I've never been to Georgia but you've made me want to visit.

My Yellow House said...

As usual, another lovely post. How lucky your daughter is for this opportunity. She will have an amazing time. My parents just moved to the Savannah area and my stepfather will be working at the College of Art and Design...small world. It's the most romantic and beautiful city I've ever been to. I love the brick walkways and all the flowers that peek through the gates everywhere. Have a fun time!
Sarah

Ms. Bake-it said...

What an exciting time for your daughter! You are going to have a fabulous time! Savannah is a beautiful and historic city. There is so much to explore. Your photos are gorgeous!

~ Tracy

FrenchGardenHouse said...

So beautiful! What a great trip, picturing you and your friend exploring all the fabulous spots in that beautiful city together. {in tank tops} xoxo Lidy

Low Tide High Style said...

Enjoy yourself in the beautiful city of Savannah! And now you know why iced tea and lemonade were invented...along with flip flops and sundresses!

Kat :)

Fearless Nester said...

Love the images you shared with us from Savannah. And I'm so excited for your daughter! Sounds like you will have plenty to keep occupied with in that gorgeous city. ~Lili

traci said...

oh it is beautiful. someday i will go there. enjoy your time. how fun that your girlfriend is flying down. can't wait to see more photos.

Jennifer Rizzo said...

It looks gorgeous! I hope you have a fabulous time!

Vonda said...

Oh Suzanne! Art School for your daughter. Don't we all dream of going to art school. She is living her dream...oh my! I love your post about her budding passion.
I am a mid-west girl too. I would have to spend every day near the water.
I would fly down to Savannah just to spend a day with you. Enjoy!

Kerri said...

What an exciting time for your daughter, and although it will be hard to let her go, I'm sure you'll enjoy visiting her there! Savannah sounds very much like Brisbane - hot and humid in summer, but lush and green. Loved the tour! K xx

The Stylish House said...

Suzanne,
What a lovely post and exciting adventure for your daughter! I have always dreamed of visiting Savannah. Your photos are wonderful.
Thank you for posting my daughter Heather's story to your sidebar. Hopefully it will bring the miracle we are praying for.
Hugs, Cathy

Linda said...

I hope you have a wonderful time, Suzanne! I lived in Savannah as a girl~ your post makes me want to return there and see it as an adult...

Marie said...

What a beautiful place! Such a blessing to be able to spend time there, hot or not!

Flaviana said...

Hi Suzanne
these photos are amazing, such a beautiful city! Enjoy your break in the heat, humidity or not I envy you a lot now!
xxx Flaviana

Modern Country said...

I want to thank you for your lovely comment Suzanne ! It was the nicest thing to say. Great way to start my day ! :))

I have never been to the USA, but this country seem to have so much different to see, learn and experience. I hope you will have a wonderful time. You images are filled with so much atmosphere.


Warm greeting from Norway,
Aina

Mara said...

Hi dear Suzanne!!! I hopw you're having a great Southern holiday!!! These pictures are amazing! I love all this green!!

Hugs!
Mara

Alisa said...

Beautiful photos Suzanne!
Savannah is near the top of my list of cities still waiting to be visited.
A big congrats to your daughter! What an amazing week she will have!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh Suzanne, that's awesome! You know we live right outside of Savannah, it is indeed a lovely city (though sweltering), I hope you have a wonderful time! XO!

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

Hi Suzanne!
What a small world this is! (Has your sheet spray arrived yet?! I hope so.)
Thanks again!!
Best,
Anita

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

When I drove the dogs to get groomed this morning, I saw that the temperature was 83 degrees. Before 8 a.m.! I love green, in all its forms.
Brenda

pretty pink tulips said...

Suzanne - I can see the Savannah Tourism Guide wanting that post! :) It's a beautiful, beautiful city (not too big, not too small) and your pictures are amazing!! Have you been to Elizabeth's (the restaurant) yet? Maybe in honor of your daughter - you can do it when you come for parents' weekend! Enjoy these coming days. Elizabeth is going to thrive in that creative environment. She's going to do GREAT!!! And....so will you! xoxo, Elizabeth

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh how wonderful! I love Savannah. Welcome to my world of heat and humidity, but at least you have beautiful surroundings. Such gorgeous photos. Congrats to your daughter on the art program. It's so lovely to be so young yet already have some direction in your life. Enjoy your time with your friend. Sounds fabulous! Best wishes, Tammy

Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hi Suzanne - what an amazing experience for your sweet daughter. I have never been to Savannah even though not being really all that far away. I have wanted to go for so long and now your great post has urged me to make it happen. So glad you girls had a great time. Yes, the South isn't kind on the hair or make-up. Finally after 3 years I'm adapting.
Safe travels to you x

The Tin Rabbit said...

It is a beautiful city! It's so hot here too...in east Texas!

koralee said...

Oh sweet friend....I have always wanted to visit this little piece of Heaven on earth they call Savannah...looks like you are enoying every single moment. Hugs. xoxoxo

My Grama's Soul said...

Sweet girl....how do you think all those Southern Beauties stay that way (O:(O: HUMIDITY!! LOL

Have a wonderful time.

Jo

Zaira said...

Such a great place, Suzanne. I'm discovering a lot about the States, many wonderful places to visit. I wish I would not be so scared of flying..... Have a lovely day my friend xoxo

The Zhush said...

Your daughter is starting off on an amazing journey, and what better place to do it than this gorgeous and clearly inspiring city!? Clearly she gets her artistic eye from you, amazing photos here!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I'll be visiting Savannah for sure, it's just a matter of time!

fairmaiden said...

That is such an exciting opportunity for your daughter. I would have a hard time leaving her there too.

Lara Harris said...

Wow! Looks gorgeous there! I've never heard of SCAD...will have to look that up! Have a great time!!

hometown girl said...

what a sweet post, oh i'd have had a hard time too.......your photographs are lovley. xo susan

kasey said...

it's hot and humid all over the midwest.
uggh.
sweet photos girl.
xo

Anne said...

Thanks for those beautiful pictures! My daughter considered SCAD when looking at art schools, but opted for SMFA instead. I always rooted for SCAD, just to be able to go to Savannah to visit. Enjoy these few days to yourself in this wondrous place. To survive southern heat and humidity-- wear comfortable shoes (your feet and hands may swell), drink lots of ice water with lemon, skip the make-up and fussy hair-do's, and get used to prespiring!
xoxo,
Anne

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

When I lived in middle Georgia I would travel to Savannah about every 3 months just to meander and explore. Sigh. I miss it so.

Best wishes to your beautiful girl. Sniff. It's hard.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Another charming post Suzanne.
My oh my, verdant lush Savannah! I've only read about it before and now can see it. Quite beautiful.

My heart understands your emotions at this time.
Lovely to have your friend arriving to play with.

Kathysue said...

Your daughter is not only talented but beautiful. What a great smile!! Kathysue