On Saturday I pursuaded DH to take a road trip. We invited good friend Vanessa of Vanilla Lavender along knowing she would love where we were going! We took the back roads avoiding the busy highway.
The Spring weather was perfect. Trees were leafing out in that gentle, almost lime green, interspersed with redbuds in full blossom. White and pink dogwoods were just opening their delicate blooms. Along the country roads, we admired old wood-framed farmhouses and small red brick ranch style homes with gardens of overgrown azaleas, gnarled trees with ivy clambering upward, beds of tulips and creeping perwinkle......lovely overgrown 'secret gardens'. They beckoned to us beyond rustic hand built fences covered with twining Carolina Jessamine (a native Jasmine)......just beginning to show their bright yellow flowers.