Gideon helps Aunt Jesse open her present.
On Monday the 28th I packed up and left early the next morning to go to Mississippi to meet up with Darryl. He was staying in lovely town of Columbus, Mississippi, Birthplace of Tennessee Williams. This town has scores of beautiful Antebellum homes and the week we were there they were celebrating their Pilgrimage, the time once a year when people open their homes and gardens for tours. Below is a small sample of some of the beautiful homes in Columbus.
This home is called “White Arches” circa 1857. An eclectic mix of several different types of architecture. As you would drive by these pieces of living history you would see southern Belles sitting on the porches or walking in the gardens. They were volunteers from the Air Force Base. I am sitting in front of the Barrister house, the bed and breakfast where we stayed. This is Jackie who co-owns and operates the Barrister House and also manages the gardens at Homewood, Circa 1836. Darryl and I in front of the pool and gardens at Homewood. The house is there but the gardens are designed to show off the stone artwork from Nigeria Africa.
The front of Homewood.
A close up of the stonework at Homewood Gardens.
And the Barrister House. Circa 1832.