Discovery Days

Discoveries in Fairhope, and I met the artist, Nall.

June 29, 2020

We have been visiting Fairhope, Alabama for years. We usually stay in the Hampton Inn right in the middle of town because we love being able to walk out of the hotel and be right in the middle of everything…so different than where we live, where you have to drive to go anywhere. We arrived…

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The Willow Tree: On a Sunday Drive!

June 2, 2020

Our family has always enjoyed taking Sunday drives…even when they are not technically on a Sunday. Our kids know (now) that when we say we are just going to go for a couple of hours there is a real possibility (probability) that it may turn into three or four hours. When we take these drives…

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Discovering the Beaverdam Swamp

April 2, 2020

This discovery happened last week, right after it had rained heavily. Well that could describe almost every week this year, couldn’t it? It has been a very long time since we have been here; the kids were…kids.

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Sharon Johnson Park

March 10, 2020

My Discovery Day happened at Sharon Johnson Park in New Market. We have been there many times over the years for one reason or another, since we live out in that general direction. I don’t know when this happened, but a little old fashioned “settlement” has been added; it must be fairly recently as it…

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Gold Sprint Coffee

February 25, 2020

We watched this little white building on the corner of 9th and 1st – just a block from Lowe Mill undergo a transformation from something that looked like an old shop of some kind into a cool new coffee house. Every week I’d drive past and we would try and guess what it was going…

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Marathon Discovery

February 11, 2020

This week my Discovery took place in Nashville. I’m a fan of the show, “American Pickers,” not just because of all the amazing things they find, but I really love the respect and appreciation the hosts have for what they find and the people they meet. I have been wanting to visit their Nashville store,…

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Downtown Discoveries

February 5, 2020

This week I took my discovery trip downtown. I drive through the downtown area on my way home from the studio at least once a week, just because. So this week I had an errand to run on Monday and decided it was a lovely day to see what I new sights I could discover.…

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Dedicated to Texture

January 27, 2020

This week’s post is more about a thing than a place, though I found all of these at the same place; The Preservation Company on Meridian Street. I mentioned them before, I think…. If you have not been there, it’s worth the drive to this old building which used to be the general store for…

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I love this stamp! A treasure from Hartlex Antiques

Hartlex Antiques

January 20, 2020

I’ve driven past Hartlex Antique Gallery for years and never gone in. I remember when they used to be in what was later Hobby Lobby and then something else, (I don’t remember what). It’s very nice, and much fancier than the antique stores I normally go to, plus I was surprised by the amount of…

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Roosters Crow Coffee Roastery

January 12, 2020

Don’t you love discovering new things? I know I do. Even if the thing (or place) is not literally new, if it’s my first time seeing or experiencing it, then it’s new to me. For some time now I have been intentionally seeking out something new at least once a week. I call it my…

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