Friday, March 23, 2012

Sunny Weekend on the Deck

We welcomed deck weather last weekend.

Jackson napping in the shade. It was 84F on Saturday!

Marco keeping watch for Bumble Bees and Flies, lol!

Sunday morning breakfast on the deck!

Pollen Season 2012!

Pollen season is apon us!!! A warm winter is sending pollen counts soaring to record levels in Georgia. Officials say a record high pollen count of 9,369 particles of pollen per cubic meter was measured in metro Atlanta on Tuesday.
The area is filled with red eye and runny nose faces for those who suffer from allergies!

Tornados Again

Our warm spring weather has produced some interesting weather. Last week the family huddled down the basement as severe thunder storms produced several large tornados close to us.

Heart Attack Bush 2012

Coupled with our warm weather and early spring my heart attack bush is really putting on a show!

Valentine Day 2012

Roses for my beautiful Valentine.

Saturday at the historic town of Roswell, GA.

A few Saturdays ago we took a walk around the Old Roswell Mill area located oddly enough in Roswell. GA. It was a beautiful afternoon as you can see. For those who revel in history, Roswell’s Historic District offers 640 acres of vintage homes, historic sites, museums, monuments, churches and cemeteries, with 122 acres of area listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Laurel/Ivy Mill

These remains are located on Big Creek near its confluence with the Chattahoochee River. The woolen mill was burned by federal troops in 1864, during the Atlanta Campaign. Women operatives of the mill were sent north after Roswell’s capture so that their skills would not benefit the Confederacy. The mill stood from about 1855 until 1864 and then was rebuilt


Chattahoochee River Crossing

Roswell founders had to cross the river in carriages, wagons and on horseback. Confederate soldiers burned the bridge to slow the Union’s advancement on Atlanta.


Front of Laurel/Ivy Mill

Beautiful old southern home.