Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Architecture, Art and Corn Bread!


The thing about
travel
is this:
You come home
changed
a little bit
every time.


From the things
you see


taste


and experience.


Even after
three days
back home,
I find my head
swimming
with images
of that lovely
Southern lady
known as
Savannah.


The architectural
details
astound in
that fair
city.....







And I really
miss
the 
food!!!




Had both of these at Cha Bella.....YUM!
In honor of
that Low-country
cuisine
that I enjoy
so much,
I wanted to share
with you my
-not-so-
top secret
best ever
{heavenly!}
corn bread recipe.


And a poster
my daughter
created
for the ASPCA
at SCAD University's
Summer Seminar
for high schoolers,
here:



A mama's
got to brag
a bit....
And have her
cornbread,
too!

Thank you for
all of the
wonderfully
kind and supportive
comments that 
you have left about
this trip and
my daughter's
art journey.
I am trying to
return the call,
between laundry,
baseball games
 and the
rest
of my life!


xx
Suzanne


[all images P&H, except:
cornbread: Google
salad & risotto: Cha Bella]


Sunday, June 27, 2010

No Place Like Home


My daughter and
I returned 
home
from Savannah
last night.
It was an
amazing and
special week
on so very
many
levels.


But before
I can write
more 
about that ~
I've got to
take care of
loads
of
this:


So, while
I'm busy doing
laundry
and bills
making lists
groceries
camps
doctor appointments

I will introduce
you to some 
of the little
things that 
I missed
right here
at home....


Hello cozy bed


What's cooking, pantry?


I've missed you, comfy chair!
{And my little dog, too!}


Shower, you know me 
so well.....


Books, you
read my mind....


Teapot
Four o'clock
you and me


All of the
pretties
that sing to me....


.....Like my vintage
trophy collection.....


.....And gifts from
nature I like
to scatter around...

But
the things
that I missed
the most
weren't
things
at all.


It was 
them.

 Oh, but anyway, Toto, we're home. 
Home! And this is my room, and you're all here. 
And I'm not gonna leave here ever, ever again, 
because I love you all, and - oh, Auntie Em - 
there's no place like home! 

-Dorothy, The Wizard of Oz

[images:  photo 1 flickr {click for info}
others:  P&H]

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Moms Gone Wild


Two moms
three days
no kids or hubbys
beautiful city


Where do 
you start?

Big Southern
breakfasts


trolley rides


walking tour


plenty of
these


and
these


No
alarm clocks
no
laundry calling
no
meals to make....


Squares that
beckon




shops that
wink and nod
ya'll come in......


Late nights


 and wine


Talk talk talk
and
talk
some more.


Okay, not
so
wild.


But
wonderfully
liberating--
nonetheless!

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