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.