When we left our corner of PA, the crocuses were blooming, and the temps were milder, but the grass was still brown and dry. We actually had two small grass fires in the prior week - one near the wood burner, and one by the incinerator. It was pouring rain when we pulled out of our driveway.
|There's a Primrose coming up too!|
Down South, it was full on Spring. The trees were blooming, with tiny green leaves sprouting, and many Spring flowers were in bloom as well. The days were sunny, with temperatures in the 70's and near 80...things we haven't seen at home since November!
We stopped at our favorite "Museum" on our way South, the Frontier Museum in Staunton, VA. We didn't have long to visit before it closed for the day, but we visited the English and German farms, as well as the Irish Blacksmith's shop, the 1800 American school house and farm, the 1700 log cabin, and the Native American village.
|Playing a game at the|
|Writing on slates in the|
|Twisting linen at the English Farm|
|Playing the German scheitholt|
|Near the Governor's Mansion|
|Gunpowder stores |
at the Magazine
|The Public Gaol|
|The Wigmaker's Shop|
It is so good to be home! I am finally feeling better, but now poor L seems to be the next victim of the Raging Virus. JP and myself are recovering from inadequate sleep in a Hotel bed, and from the loss of L's special blanket, and one of our pillow cases during a visit by Housekeeping. Once the rain lets up, I need to head to the garden!