Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Brisk but Sunny

The air is sharp and so are the colors of Spring! The forsythia is in all its bright yellow glory.




Also lighting up the landscape or at least the night landscape is a new light post near the parking lot in back of the inn.


I know it is not the most fascinating news, but I'm sure it is appreciated by anyone arriving at the inn after dark! It is one of several lights in our large off-street parking lot.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Spring Comes Marching In

I always look forward to the annual St Patrick's Day parade in Greenville for a number of reasons. Number one - I just love a parade. There is something about a parade, especially a small community parade, that is so joyous and full of local spirit. Number two - this parade marches right past our inn, so anyone here always has a front row seat. (This year I watched the parade from my 3rd floor quilt/art studio window.) Number three - it means it is finally Spring!


When Mark posted this picture on FaceBook, someone commented that that was an awfully long line for the chocolate shop and it would have been quicker if they just ordered their chocolate online!


Both the Greenville High School and the Cairo/Durham High School marching bands were in the parade.




Wouldn't be a parade without some festively dressed animals!


The parade line up is always topped off with an impressive line up of the fire department engines and trucks.



The next Greenville Parade is on Memorial Day. It's an even bigger parade and while it does go directly pass the inn, you can watch it go by just a short walk away a the main intersection in Greenville (Route 32 x Route 81).

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Crafting a Little Early Spring

Spring is definitely on the way, but until I can start picking fresh flowers from our gardens, I felt the dining room tables needed a little Spring sunshine in the form of silk flowers.


I didn't have any florist foam blocks handy, so I used some old spools of thread (of which I have plenty) to hold the flower stems.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Hot Chocolate Weather At Last

Yesterday we got about 6 inches of beautiful fluffy white snow. This is the fun stuff. It is so light and fly-away that you just want to start running and bounding around in it like a child! Next thing you know you're making a snow man and thinking of a mug of hot chocolate for when you come in from playing in the snow.

This winter has been sadly lacking in this frozen delight and it is likely not going to last for long (Saturday the temps are suppose to be in the 50s), so I'm going to enjoy it for all it's worth while it is here.

Here is a tour of our wonderland, as we took our dogs out for a romp in the snow around the inn.

This is our parking lot (empty of all the people missing this beautiful landscape).


Looking towards the pool and pool house.



Hudson, our water-loving Dalmatian, who has already been dipping his whole head into the snow.


Walking out on our back lawns, near the Cottage Rooms.



The Dawn Redwood tree (planted by the Stevens, who are the family who turned the property into an inn in the 1950s).



A Spruce tree that we bought as a live Christmas tree in 2005. We bought another one this year and in the Spring it will be planted near this one.



Back near the pool.