1. 1.
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
  2. 2.
  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Monday, May 19, 2008

Bellingrath Gardens--A Great Place to Start Estivating

If you want someplace to begin your annual estivation, start by saying "Hi, ya'll!" to get you in the mood for southern hospitality and style. On Monday after Mother's Day, hubby, Sarah, and I traveled I-10 to Mobile, Alabama, and visited the jewel of the South (at least in my opinion), Bellingrath Gardens. We usually go there when the azaleas are in their glory in early to mid-March, but business in Illinois kept us away.

A little bit of interesting history about the garden and its founders. Please click on the picture to enlarge it for easier viewing.

The sun was bright, the day was warm, and we had the gardens almost to ourselves since it was a Monday and not a holiday.

Lucky for these two imps, nobody in authority was nearby to put a stop to their antics.

Don't believe everything you hear in the news about oil companies. Regardless of what the media claim, they really are not evil. Exxon-Mobil provided some much-needed funds for building and maintaining the boardwalk. There was significant damage to the structure after the last few hurricane seasons.


  1. Looks beautiful there!! Lucky those 2 didn't fall and hurt themselves!!

  2. Looks like a fun trip and great weather! Thanks for sharing the gardens.

  3. Let's Plant, you're right. It is beautiful. I took at least a hundred photos that day. Maybe I'll post some more later. Yeah, I have my hands full with those two, but they're both too big to spank, and they just laugh at me if I try to restrict their privileges. ;>) I should probably have put a disclaimer with the pic: Don't attempt this stunt at home. May cause serious injury.

    Sarah, thanks for the visit. I hope you come down this way from Maine sometime and get to see the gardens for yourself. At Christmas time, they decorate the whole place with fantastic light displays and open up for nighttime walks through the garden. It's truly magical.