For some unexplained reason the azaleas around our house have bloomed better than ever.
In the past two months we have had summer like weather in the 80's for a day or two followed by freezing temperatures the next few nights.
I was sure every bud would cascade to the ground.
But alas, we returned from Hillsborough to find.....a Spring wonderland right in our own yard.
For those of you who don't know I came to Coker and South Carolina to find.....tah dah... The Old South.......had Gone With The Wind. My sweet husband built me my very own Tara; we had rocking chairs on the veranda BUT no darkies arrived with mint juleps.
What I did find were the nicest most real people EVER! I found grits (Yummo) fried okra (I even like it stewed) Collard greens (my husband can put a hurtin' on some collards) fried Squash that will make you slap your Momma . Biscuits to die for.....I do declare....I had never even eaten a biscuit until I came here.....now that is child abuse if I ever heard of it. Or cornbread! How bad is that?
So when people make fun of the South......Frankly, my dears, with food, flowers and friends like this, I don't give a damn!