Last weekend Brett and I were away enjoying another B & B.
This time it was a gift from our youngest son. Apparently the boys think we need to get away and relax more and we are quite happy to do so :).
Driving along the country roads we turned the corner and were greeted by this beautiful bed of daffodils. In amongst the flowers an elderly lady was in the midst of picking a bouquet. We pulled over to tell her how lovely her daffodils were and she said, in her sweet Southern drawl, "come on out and pick yourself a bouquet". Not one to pass up an offer like that, I hopped out of the car and joined her. As we picked flowers, she told me that this peaceful farmland was her family homeplace. Her dad was born in 1904 she said with a little smile. Somebody else was tending the farm these days, but come June they set up a roadside stand to sell vegetables. Starting with tomatoes and corn and wrapping it up in December with collards. She reminded me that collards on New Year's Day was a big thing in the south.
She said that the new farmer did all of the work and she is the one to work at the roadside stand because she loves talking to the people. She also enjoys having her supper and watching people stop along her country road to take pictures. She shared that her daddy always loved daffodils and she knew it would make him happy to see people enjoying them.
My time with her was short. Much too short.
I could have listened to her for hours.
Luckily we had a bottle of water in the car.
Just right for a makeshift daffodil vase.
At the end of the day, the little bouquet made a lovely addition to our room at the inn. Sunday dawned rainy, cold and gloomy. So happy to have the scent of spring flowers there to remind us of warmer and sunnier days ahead.
Also happy to be reminded of my short visit with a sweet lady with an even sweeter southern accent.
Well, it's officially Spring!!
How's it looking out your window today?
Hopefully warmer and sunnier days are ahead for all of us.
Happy First Day of Spring!!