Hello April!

March blew out with some rain and wind. I left for Atlanta and Asheville on April 1 for one giant art date with my friend Patti, the SnowQueen. We had been planning this “Birthdaycation” for a year!

It took me ten hours of driving to get to Patti’s. The next day we drove 3 hours to Asheville and checked into our home away from home, Watauga Woods, a cozy, comfortable airbnb.

Patti had a beautiful bedroom with walls painted by our hostess, Brenda and I had a hideaway on the sunporch… my treehouse room with three walls of windows and plants all around.

There were restaurants nearby, big beautiful homes with flowering front yards and towering trees and a little lending library!

When were weren’t roaming around Asheville galleries, art studios, bookstores and restaurants, we were on the porch with our own little art fest going on…

Immense fun!

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Nature, art, water – A vacation to soothe the soul…

Every year we try to get away camping one last time, before it gets really hot and the every-afternoon thunderstorms start rolling in. This year we were celebrating our 44th anniversary. It sounds surreal to me to be saying this, 44 years with one person… but it’s been wonderful and it’s definitely worth celebration! It’s how we say good-bye to the month of May… We swam in warm Gulf water, went for long walks along the beach, kayaked with dolphins and enjoyed sitting outside under our own personal Owl Tree!

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