The temps are supposed to drop into the 20's Farenheit tonight, and a hard frost is forecast for the southern areas. This feels like home!
The azaleas are blooming, in spite of the cold weather. Why do I love them so much? They are amazing to stand up to this cold weather and still look stunningly beautiful. In spite of how fragile they appear, they're really tough!
This afternoon, Kendall and I started out to walk across Forsyth Park for a trip to Kroeger's for salad stuffin's, because Karen is coming for dinner. I gave out about half way there, could feel my ankle cringing again, baby that it is! So, I walked carefully back home and Kendall went shopping without me! After she came back with the groceries, we called a cab and make a wine run to Johnnie Ganem's. A few bottles of Prosecco, a good white pinot grigio, a luscious merlot and my Bailey's with a hint of coffee and we're good to go!
Forsyth Park is only a few steps from here, and it is still as luscious and sprawling as I remember it. I'm really blown away that a city would set aside 20 acres of prime residential land for a beautiful park. That's city planning at it's finest! I never tire of looking at the expanse of green lawn, the parade of local colour in the park and the gorgeous old trees swathed in Spanish moss...
After a delicious potluck kind of dinner, a bottle of the Spanish version of Prosecco and much talk with no action about a decadent dessert for me, we talked about the new business that Karen and Vincenzo are opening here in Savannah. We also commiserated over our Slowtrav friends who are dealing with weather issues delaying or canceling their flights to Savannah. That's such a sadness for me, because I was so looking forward to seeing them again. I feel blessed to be safely here and I hope that everyone else arrives safely and securely.
Tomorrow, we are going shopping!
No idea at all, just a day of wandering from store to store and then a nice lunch at my favorite Savannah Tea Room.
Sounds like my kind of day!
"This is not only the largest park in Savannah, Georgia, but it is the most active park in the city. Forsyth Park has great history and current success. It was created in 1851. It's amazing that such a large park would still exist and maintain its original size for so many years. It's 20-acres large, and while many other cities would have built businesses and residential areas on top of a park like this over a 150-year period, Savannah leaders made it a point to keep it in as close to its original form as possible."