Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Spring in Mississippi

My weekend in Mississippi was filled with reminiscing and catching up with old friends. I had not been there since I moved to Florida three years ago. Over the years when I have gone back to Clinton, I have stayed with my college Sunday School teacher, mentor, and friend, Jackie. This time was no different. Since it had been three years, Jackie and I had a lot of catching up to do. On Saturday, my friend Jackie and I moved from one room of her house to another telling stories, talking about books, talking about what God has been teaching us, catching up on the mutual friends we have stayed in touch with over the years...and well, you get the picture.

Speaking of pictures, you would think I would have had one taken of the two of us, but like I often do I forgot. I did take a stroll through her backyard on Friday before Jackie came home from work and between torrential downpours. I forgot how beautiful Mississippi can be in the Spring.

I forgot how much I enjoy the Azaleas. Since it is only a seven hour drive, I have a feeling this will be the first of several visits back to my college stomping grounds.


Pat said...

These are so pretty but not sure if they are better than Bluebonnets...whatcha think???
I dug all my azaleas up last year but this is the time I want to run out and plant some new!
Glad you had fun,

mjm said...

Pat- Bluebonnets are so unique and different. It is hard to compare them with anything. Of course it has been a while since I saw them.

I am making a list of all the things I would like to plant once I find a house here...azaleas might make the list, but I have definitely decided on a Bradford Pear Tree and the Flowering Cherry Tree. :)