Monday, March 11, 2013

Time For A Change of Scenery

Dear friends, you have reached the right place. It is I and this is, in fact, Mimi Mine blog. Some of my friends and family know me to be  somewhat impulsive and, I am afraid, also a little compulsive. Honestly, I cannot seem to leave things alone sometimes. Just when you think I'm behaving, I go and change things around. Well, this isn't the first time and, in case you are wondering, it might not be the last and, yes, I have changed the look of my blog. It started with just one little step into the water and before I could stop I was walking out a little farther and suddenly, I was swept away into the tides of change. That about sizes it up, it really does.

 Believe it or not, there is some method behind all this sudden madness.  It was as if I was looking at someone else's blog every time I signed on. The content was mine, if you get my drift, but the appearance was not. Granted, the previous look of this blog was colorful and gay and I love bright and cheerful and am known to be quite upbeat most of the time and I like to keep my posts as uplifting as possible. However, the previous look felt somewhat busy and, honestly, not my style. The simple truth is that I wish for you, my visitors, to feel relaxed, peaceful and undistracted when open my door and step into my little world. Can you imagine a sweeter state of mind and soul than that of taking a stroll under those enormously beautiful and sublime Southern Live Oak trees, positively dripping with wonderful moss? Better still, why not just spread a blanket, lie back and linger. Drink in the beauty and tranquility of that awesome place on a lazy, hazy summer day! 

These wonderful and very old trees are located on Saint Simons Island, Georgia, where my husband and I spent a few days last summer. We love to visit the Golden Isles, as they are called, and Saint Simons is one of them. It occurred to me that you might enjoy a few more photos of this wonderful island filled with history and romance.

Below is the old Christ Church at Fort Frederica, one of the many gorgeous places to see on the island. It appears that I was a little tipsy when I took this one and I suppose I should have worked with it a little more before posting.

The Christ Church near Historic Fort Frederica

This sign marks what was once called Broad Street at the Fort.

Broad Street in Historic Fort Frederica

This is Glenn and me standing near what remains of the only building left standing from the original days of the fort. Another picture shows a canon as was used to defend the fort hundreds of years ago. If you are a history buff, you will love learning the history of this place and the surrounding areas which make up the Golden Isles.
Ruins at Fort Frederica

Canon Used to Defend the Fort

Glenn stands in what was once called the Alley. 

The Alley at Fort Frederica

Heading back on over to where we stayed, at the beach and village of Saint Simons, here we have the Light House. We stayed at the Inn at the Light House. It was located right across the street from the Light House and we enjoyed it there. Each room had a unique decor and each was totally different from another.

Saint Simons Lighthouse 

Saint Simons Light House at Night

This pelican is obviously a regular at the pier on the island and a truly amusing character.

Friendly Pelican

                                     Sunset on the ocean taken from the Pier at Saint Simons on a cloudy and beautiful last evening 

Sunset on the ocean at high tide on Saint Simons Island

There are so many marvelous places to visit and enjoy in this beautiful world of ours if we will but open our eyes to behold the blessings we have been given.

Saint Simons Island is such a place and is a place to go if you are in the mood for some history with a dash of romance!

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