Friday, April 19, 2019

THE JOY OF SPRING


Around Town
Antebellum Homes and Spring Blooms



Spring in the south comes early and with March the transition begins. First, leading the way for spring as early as February, like this year, my favorite flower the daffodil bursts forth with it's happy yellow bobbing head. 
As the weather warms the gardens begin to blossom and trees begin to bud. I love the flowering ornamental pear with its white blooms. By mid or the end of March comes the cherry blossoms and dogwood. And finally, the glorious azalea blooms. It is officially spring.

A few weeks ago around town gardens were blossoming with spring's beauty. I decided to take in as much as I could on this beautiful day. Come along and let me show you around my town. Be warned, photo overload!









The Jemison-Van De Graaf Mansion 





A gift of Cherry Trees

Sharing a love for these beautiful cherry trees, a gift from one of Tuscaloosa's sister cities, Narashino, Japan






Sorry, I only took a photo of this side of the history of the house














The
Dogwood
Tree







The Battle-Friedman House and Gardens

The house was built in 1835 by Alfred Battle and his wife, Millicent Battle. The house grounds include the only remaining documented antebellum garden in the state. -Wikipedia



















Across the street
 First Presbyterian Church 





Our son and daughter in law were married here




























Pink Dogwood







University Club











Where our son and daughter in law held their after rehearsal dinner and wedding reception







President's Mansion (University of Alabama)

A historic Greek Revival style mansion on the campus of the University of Alabama. It has served as the official residence of university presidents since completion in 1841. The structure narrowly avoided destruction during the American Civil War, making it one of the oldest surviving buildings on campus today. The mansion was added to the National register of Historic Places due to its architectural and historical significance. 
   -Wikipedia









 Camellia's are still blooming
















If you are still here thank you. I hope you enjoyed touring the gardens of these lovely antebellum homes. Just a few of the many homes around town but you get the idea. What better way to celebrate the new season than a glorious garden tour. Thank you for your visit, I hope you will leave a comment, it's the only way I know you stopped by.