09 April 2014

Georgia In Springtime

Oh my, I just had the very best time in Georgia last week,

so much fresh air, sunshine, family time, Wyatt time.

Some lovely day trips spent with some of my very favorite people

one of my dear daughters and my little grandson.

Is there anything more precious than family...

Do you spy our Little guy Wyatt here?

He moves very fast and he really isn't into photo shoots of any kind!

He is a perfect blend of thinker and mover.

And naturally smelling, touching and enjoying flowers...

I was thrilled when Amanda told me she had a day trip planned to

Callaway Gardens, a gorgeous 6,500 acre resort complex located in

Pine Mountain Georgia.

I felt as though I had stepped through a secret door into this pristine,

magical and glorious blend of lakes, hills and flowers. 

We rented bikes and toured the park on them-so much fun!

First Stop the Butterfly Garden.

One word amazing- 

We saw butterflies in all stages and even emerging from their chrysalis.

These butterflies have a good life here at Callaway Gardens,

This is their lunch....

I even had a huge blue butterfly land on my shoulder and necklace.

I think he liked my colorful wardrobe...smile....

Wyatt has his eye on butterflies-this must have been pure torture for him

to have sit still with all these butterflies fluttering about-oh Grammy-

or I should say- Mimi-Wyatt's name for me now...so sweet!

These butterflies live a well protected life inside this glass conservatory. 

Next stop the azalea garden-truly a feast for the eyes, heart and soul.

Blazing color around every turn, 

a beautiful day,

beautiful memories.


Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.


  1. Jemma,
    Your day at the Callaway Gardens looks so peaceful and lovely. This is a great picture of you and your daughter and grandson. I would have loved to have seen the butterfly garden, as I always try to get a picture of them, but they fly away too quickly. I'm so glad you got to spend time with your loved ones. There's nothing like it, is there?

    Have a sweet day.


  2. What a beautiful place! Very cool that you got to see the butterflies.

  3. I'm so glad you had a nice trip. I was born in Georgia, but I left there when I was about six, so I don't remember a lot about it but what I do recall is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. I'm glad you had such a nice trip and a wonderful time with your beautiful daughter and grandson. What a beautiful area you got to visit!

  5. Looks like a perfect day to me! What a great time with your daughter and grandson!

  6. Well Calloway Gardens is beautiful - the butterflies are beautiful - I am so glad to see a beautiful picture of you - you are beautiful - and that little guy is the most beautiful thing of all.

  7. You and your daughter are beautiful ladies. And that Wyatt is a honey. I went to a butterfly conservatory once in MA, and they were flying all around my husband. It was so much fun!

  8. Oh Jemma, what a delightful time it must have been for you. You look absolutely adorable! And is that your daughter? Also very lovely. And the little one is a living doll. Ohhhh, SOOO much fun. Susan

  9. The gardens are lovely but I am always enchanted when I visit the butterfly house at Calloway! Looks like you had a wonderful time!

  10. Dear Jemma, I'm happy for you for the great time with your family. Beautiful pictures.
    Have a nice weekend. Lots of love ... :-)

  11. It sounds like you had a very good time...Wyatt is so cute. Have a great weekend!

  12. I actually love that picture of Wyatt hiding behind the flower containers!

  13. Jemma, what a lovely post.. The flowers are gorgeous and your grandson is adorable.. You and your daughter are both beautiful! Have a happy week!

  14. What wonderful photos and a great way to tour the gardens. We went there when we were traveling around looking for a place to retire. I would love to go back again. The butterflies are amazing! Enjoy your week and have fun ! Hugs, Diane


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