This post doesn't tell a story. It's just a gift of pretty things. We all need more pretty in life, don't we?
Anna brought me back a silk scarf/shawl from China. I love it! I wore it on Sunday. So sheer, so light, it's delightful.
Roses waiting in the grocery store to be bought and loved.
PomPom, these bright ones are for YOU!
Anna picked up some cute things in China. She enjoyed the bartering, and prices were low. This backpack:
This hairbow. It's actually cloth sewn on a bendable wire, wrapped around the head, and then the two ends are twisted once to form the bow. Kind of a hair version of a twistie-tie.
Knock-off Toms, also from China:
We still have Knock-out roses.
We've noticed the pecan trees are hanging very low this year. They're loaded with nuts, big ones, and lots of them.
For those blog readers elsewhere unfamiliar with pecans, here's a cluster on the tree, each with its hull on.
The green hull dries and falls off (usually), and here's the pecan nut itself. The shell must be cracked off, and the nut meat is soft, sweet, delicious. The correct Southern pronunciation of this nut is like this: "p'kahn," with the emphasis on the second syllable.
Ferns thrive in the moist, cool area near Toccoa Falls.
We stopped by two Whole Food Stores while on our trip because we don't have one anywhere near our home. I noticed their raw soap display -- very pretty!
These soaps were topped with all manner of dried flowers and seeds. Pretty to look at, but I wouldn't want all that floatie stuff in my bath. What do you think? Should I put some on top of my bars?
I was hoping to find some good tea at Whole Foods. I did find a lemon zinger box. Adam has been wanting lemon tea.
Isn't this an interesting tree? It's here in Oriental.
Should I end with a picture of the sunset sky last night?
It's like clotted cream.
Or ... perhaps ... a little puppy, tired from travel, snuggling with daddy.
Next I'll take you on the Great Tea Hunt, which began at Whole Foods and continued across the Southeast! (kind of)