Southern Alabama Living

Reflections on cooking, farming, parenting and other aspects of our uniquely Southern lifestyle in Lower Alabama

Froze Up Southern Folks

The Alabama Gulf Coast is one of the prettiest places there is and a popular destination for thousands of over-wintering Snowbirds each year. Not us. We layered up and took ourselves on a little retirement recon trip to Missoula, Montana.

Pumpkin Girls

Mum’s the Word

It’s hard to think Halloween when it’s hot as Hades Anne Shirley once said that she couldn’t imagine a world without Octobers. Well, that’s just dandy if you live far enough north for October to be autumnal.

Atlanta Weekend

I flew to Atlanta this weekend for the Decatur Book Festival, which is a pretty big deal. Here are some of the things I noticed along the way.

Redbird

A Message from Above… There’s a lovely legend about cardinals. Some folks believe that when a redbird lights nearby, it signifies a message from Heaven.

Living: Pondside, LA

I wish I could sketch. I long to capture the beauty, the tranquility that surrounds me as the sun sets on this Louisiana June day where I’ve kept watch over my daughter as she recovers from surgery.