Thursday, November 29, 2012

Birthday Month is Over…..:-(

First I need to say “thank you” to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday.  Every one of those comments made me smile.
My official birthday was Wednesday and my first gift was that my husband took the day off from work to spend it with me.  He took me out to breakfast and then we headed to Mobile, AL.
Lunch was at Red Lobster where I had this:
020
This is a seafood bowl containing crab legs, garlic shrimp, scallops, corn and potatoes.  Oh, my, this was good.  And because there was so much of it, I have half at home and I get to eat tomorrow.





From there we headed to Bellingrath Gardens, just southeast of Mobile.   Bellingrath is the former mansion and grounds of a one time Coca-Cola executive. 



042
Look at these Christmas Cactus’.  There were several of them, each over 2’ wide and in many different colors.


026
Here I am in the poinsettia garden.  This was just as we were starting what turned out to be a 3 1/2 mile walk through the gardens.






052





There were mums everywhere and the Christmas lights started coming on as we walked.


066
The lights were beautiful nestled among the plants,




111




And became more beautiful as it grew darker.





Christmas lights at the Chinese gardens in Bellingrath.


137
These pictures don’t do these displays justice and remember we walked  and walked through miles of lights.  It was beautiful and wonderful.








But don’t think I haven’t been sewing.
008
I have made 100 of these little 4 patches: only 92 more to go.  And, unfortunately, a second step in this Easy Street mystery comes out tomorrow.  Oh, my, I’m behind already.


Better get to bed so I will be ready to get back to the quilting salt mines tomorrow.
Good night!

2 comments:

Judy said...

Your pictures are wonderful! I hope you had a great birthday!! I decided not to add the stress of Easy Street to my plate at this time.

Wilma NC said...

Beautiful!! Hope you enjoyed your month, mine starts January first.