Sunday, May 24, 2009

On the Road Again

Well we just returned home this afternoon from taking mom back to AR. I miss her already. We had a great visit and now my house is quiet.On the way home yesterday we took a detour to the Memphis zoo. This was a horticulture exhibit they had that was so pretty.As we traveled thru the delta you can see the mighty Mississippi is still out of her banks a little. Luckily some of the farmers have been able to plant unlike a couple of weeks ago. This is a very young rice field. Sorry for the blurriness, it was raining and the picture was taken out of the window. See the levees in the field, that helps control water on the rice.This is a field of winter wheat that is about ready for harvesting. I loved looking across the field at all the colors.As we were driving along we came across a big touring bus pulling this small trailer. We're big Jimmy Buffet fans. It looked like a trailer full of merchandise. We weren't sure what was up with it but would like to have followed it wherever it went. Unfortunately we had to come on home. Oh well maybe next time.


25 comments:

Mildred said...

Pretty picture of you and your Mom. We like Jimmy Buffett too - how interesting to see that trailer.
Enjoy your day tomorrow.

Darla said...

Great photo of you and your mom. Treasure your time with her. That trailer was quite interesting....

Terri said...

It sounds like you had a nice visit and that it didn't last long enough! :)

Milah said...

That's a good picture of you and your mom. I'm glad you two had a nice visit. Was that bus heading north? Just curious.....

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Susie, That is a great picture of you and your Mom. I know you miss her.

We haven't had any rain (other than sprinkles) all weekend. The rains went west of us ---so I'm sure you all drove through it...

I'm sure you enjoyed the horticulture exhibit at the Memphis Zoo. NEAT!!!

I like Jimmy Buffet also.. My fav is one with Alan Jackson (It's 5:00 Somewhere)...

Have a great evening --and Memorial Day..

Hugs,
Betsy

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Sounds like you had a nice visit, I bet she enjoyed her time with you. It's interesting to see what it's like in other places. I'm sure those farmers are glad the water is going down now.

Dorothy said...

Hi Susie,
Nice picture of you and Mom! Hope you get to have many more vistis.

Jacquie said...

You don't see many rice fields here in the Ozarks.

Glad to hear you had a great visit with your mom. Have a great rest of the weekend!

Susie said...

Milah the trailer was headed south, I think.

George said...

We also enjoy the Arkansas scenery west of Memphis, even though it does seem flat compared to east Tennessee. It's too bad you didn't have time to follow the trailer -- it would have been interesting to see what was up.

Lanny said...

You and your mom look absolutely lovely! I can't imagine having to live so far away from my mom. When she was alive my mom and I always lived no farther than about forty minutes (except for college). It must really make your time together very very precious.

Got that soggy field feeling myself but hopefully this week of sunshine will finally cure it.

Elise said...

We have had perfect weather here. No rain amd cool temps with lots of sun. I love your picture of you with your mom. Very nice!

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Susie, loved the pics--the one of yours with your Mom. And the views--- always love the views from distant lands. I think only a few states grow rice in your country?
The trailer looked interesting. And so colourful too! Thanks for including the photo of the Mississippi river. I hope you have a good week.

Becky said...

So glad you and mom had a GREAT visit!!! She said she loved the zoo and hadn't been since we were little.

Lovin' me some Jimmy Buffett too!!!

perennialgardener said...

What a nice photo of you with your Mom. I'm glad you had a nice visit with her. :)

deedee said...

Your Mom is beautiful! You should frame that picture - it is precious.

Daisy said...

Hi Susie! I'm glad you got to have a nice visit with your mom, and I can understand why you would miss her now that her visit is over. The time goes quickly, doesn't it. I love the photo of the two of you together. Happy Memorial Day to you! :)

Roses and Lilacs said...

That trailer looks like a party on wheels;) I've visited Mississippi several times but never been as far west as the rice growing delta.
Marnie

Meadowview Thymes said...

Thanks for the pictures Susie. I have never seen rice fields--really intereseting.
I know you and your mom had a great visit!

Kelley said...

I went to the Memphis zoo over the weekend. It was really nice. My little one really had a blast.

Deb said...

so glad you got to spend time with your Mom...great photo of the 2 of you...you have to love Jimmy Buffett...

Jessica Morris said...

What beautiful scenery!

My mum lives far away and I hate when she leaves after a visit too! Glad you had the time to spend with your mom.

Thanks for stopping by, I laugh so hard I cry every time I read or hear the story about my husband, and I have read/heard it TONS of times!! :)

Naturegirl said...

Margaritaville and Jimmy Buffet suits me just fine! Love the sound on this post!! Brings me back to beachy sunshine days!...Wheels turning round and round..humming away!! Dancing around the PC..bye now! smiles NG

Miss Sandy said...

Fun road trip. I'm glad you had a wonderful visit with your mom.

A. Joy said...

Gorgeous picture of you and your mom!