Saturday, September 28, 2013

Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina

October 2010 I visited Brookgreen Gardens in South Carolina.

Magnificent live oak trees with Spanish moss lined the walkways.

Reflecting pool with pretty blue bench invites you to take a break and relax.

Pretty wrought iron gates opened to spectacular pathways throughout the gardens.

October at Brookgreen with a hint of the changing season.

Wonderful color!

Sculpture accentuated nature at every turn.
There are 1,400 sculptures in the gardens.

This was one of my favorites.
Down another pathway.

Through another doorway.
Around another corner.


Whimsical and lovely!

Pretty palms.
Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina, a wonderful place to spend the day.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Who Dat's

While driving to LR, lunch time seems to happen at Bald Knob. I usually stop at Bulldog Restaurant, but on a recent trip I decided to try something different.
I have been to Who Dat's before but it has been several years.
I checked out the menu but opted for the buffet.

I was not disappointed. Yummy home cooking with a Cajun twist.
Creamy cole slaw, red beans and rice (double yum with a dash of Tabasco), corn bread dressing, bacon wrapped chicken, liver and onions and turnip greens.

Stuffed dead animals are not really my thing but if you are into that kind of d├ęcor Who Dat's is the place for you.

This elk was enormous.

For only $369 this crocodile head can be yours to take home!

Perhaps a colorful T shirt is more to your liking?


Dessert is included with the buffet.
Great stop for "home" cooking.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Farmers Market & Football

Last weekend the Razorbacks played at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. Saturday morning we visited the Hillcrest Farmers Market on Kavanaugh. I didn't have my camera with me but thanks to my phone I captured a few scenes from the market.

There were colorful flowers.

Vegetables of every color and shape.

Heirloom tomatoes!

Shoppers of all ages.

My favorite - sunflowers.

I left the market with honey, squash relish, bread and a free iris to plant in my garden.

Getting ready to call those HOGS!

We won the game and survived the 100+ degree temperatures.
Hope you had a good weekend.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Carroll Cloar - American Artist

Yesterday Jim and I went to see "The Crossroads of Memory - Carroll Cloar and The American South" exhibit at Memphis Brooks Museum of Art in Memphis, TN.

Cloar is a favorite of mine. He was born and grew up in the Arkansas Delta.
His subjects often were people and places he knew in childhood.

"The Crossroads of Memory - Carroll Cloar and The American South" is currently at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art.

On the drive home we stopped in Earle, AR to photograph several of the subjects in Cloar's paintings.
Above is Earle High School. 
"Marvin Bird's Almost Perfect Football Team" shows Earle High School in the background.

The Earle railroad depot is now the Crittenden County Museum.
"Waiting for the Hot Spring's Special" features the depot.

A couple of the paintings in the exhibit featured this statue.
One is named "Angel in the Thorn Patch".

It is located in the middle of a soybean field.
Fortunately the area around the statue had been recently mowed with a pathway from the road.

The angel is watching over the grave of Rev. George B. Washington.
Born December 25, 1864
Died August 30, 1928

It  is located north of Earle just before crossing the Lepanto River in the area of Gibson Bayou.
Cloar grew up on the family farm in the area.

The exhibit runs through September 15, 2013.
You can book a guided tour (which is excellent) or just go on your own.