Friday, June 21, 2013

We made it!

The boxes are unloaded and ready to be unpacked but we have  been playing and enjoying being together so I think they can wait a bit longer. I am going to leave you with a lovely photo of  the sun setting over the Sound and some sweet Southern words by "The Mississippi Magnolia", Patricia Neely-Dorsey.
Photo property of Groves & Groves Photography, Edenton, NC
If you want a glimpse of Southern life,
Come close and walk with me;
I’ll tell you all the simple things,
That you are sure to see.
You’ll see mockingbirds and bumblebees,
Magnolia blossoms and dogwood trees;
Caterpillars on the step,
Wooden porches cleanly swept;
Watermelons on the vine,
Strong majestic Georgia pines
Rocking chairs and front yard swings
June-bugs flying on a string
Turnip greens and hot cornbread,
Coleslaw and barbecue
Fried okra, fried corn,fried green tomatoes,
Fried pies and pickles too.
There’s ice cold tea that ‘s syrupy sweet,
And cool, green grass beneath your feet;
Catfish nipping in the lake,
And fresh young boys on the make.
You’ll see all these things
And much, much more,
In a way of life, that I adore.
Copyright 2008 Patricia Neely-Dorsey

For other beautiful photos in and around Edenton please visit Groves & Groves Photography

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  1. Stunning and joyous! Play away - those boxes aren't going anywhere. ;-)

  2. Congratulations on making it to your destination! When we moved 2 years ago in August, we would spend a few days unpacking and then an entire day of exploring and having fun. The boxes and getting settled kept beckoning, but it was truly so much fun to leave the chaos behind and just close the door on it for a day. I totally agree with the above commenter, those boxes are not going anywhere!

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my poem on your blog !
    It is greatly appreciated!
    Maybe you would consider doing a review of Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia in one of your future posts!
    Please let me know and I will gladly send the book !
    Again , Thanks so much !


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