I’ve been quiet for quite a few days and what do I have to say…blooming marvellous. Or blooming marvelous if I use the American instead of British spelling. I’ve been on holiday – or, once again, on vacation as they say in the US – in Savannah, Georgia.
Every day my children and I walked around downtown Savannah – also known as Savannah’s Historic District. And everywhere there were blooming flowers.
Whether in the garden of a historic home – such as the Owens-Thomas House above.
Or by the stairwell of a home.
And in a side garden.
Or brightening the view from a window.
On a street corner.
Even in an alleyway.
Or in window boxes in front of a hotel on the main shopping street.
All these flowers I captured on my camera as I wandered through Savannah’s streets. For some more glimpses have a look at my previous post on this Southern city.
There’s something about the beauty of flowers that eases the soul and puts a smile on one’s face. Makes you forget the harsh winter you just had. Unfounded cruel words fade away when you look at the colours, the pistil and delicate petals on a flower. Mehmet Murat Ildan said, “In matters of healing the body or mind, vacation is a true genius!” And a vacation surrounded by flowers – even in an urban setting – is blooming marvellous.
Blooming with a bit of marvellous.
Well these are both blooming and marvellous! Just so much colour – how lovely to spend time there, living there must be a joy. Best you were grinning like a Cheshire Cat seeing all these happy colours!
(and of course thank you for joining in!)
It really is like walking through a living jewel box with the colours and flowers everywhere. And I get to keep visiting it as my Mum now lives there!
Beautiful! I’m hoping for some marvellous colour in my garden. It’s all looking a bit green at the moment x
Sounds like you’re having a wonderful holiday Kriss! Love your choices of words for #WotW and it’s fab that you’re all feeling the positive effects of time away as per #ThePrompt. Gorgeous photos too 🙂
Thank you! Savannah is such a beautiful and small city that you can’t help but feeling positive walking through its streets.
Farmer's Wife and Mummy says
wow what beautiful photos. Isn’t it lovely how flowers can make you feel better by just looking at them. I love them up the stairwell #WotW
After so many months of snow it really did make a difference seeing all the flowers. Thank you for your lovely comments
Mhairi Little Hands says
Beautiful photos of beautiful flowers. Spring is definitely in bloom there.
Simply gorgeous. Look at that colour and sunshine, I’m feeling a pang or two of racy right now as I look out at a dull grey sky! I hope you’ve had a wonderful time x
Izzie Anderton says
Sounds as though you’re having a wonderful holiday. Here’s to warmer weather and fabulous flowers to cheer us up.
Merlinda (@pixiedusk) says
So pretty. If you have those blooms around you everything seems to be wee bit better =) thanks for sharing #theprompt
Hellie's Corner says
The city gardens are certainly doing a great job there, blooming lovely 🙂 and can you spare a bit of that heat and send it over here, thanks.
Hope you’re having a lovely holiday and i love your photos – it makes me want to go out and find lots of pretty flowers!
Morgan Prince says
Some really beautiful photos there! There aren’t so many blooming flowers near me but I’m looking forward to the next few weeks when they all ought to be. You’re right too, a vacation/holiday is wonderful. 🙂 #PoCoLo
Sarah MumofThree World says
Beautiful flowers, beautiful photos and beautiful children! You can really see the sunlight in the photos too – you can just tell how warm it is.
Not jealous at all while I stare at the rain!
Sam @ And then the fun began... says
Once again I am finding Savannah a joy to behold via your posts! Such a lot of gorgeously pretty flowers – I especially like the planting at the bottom of the stairwell – so quaint and pretty! Definitely a healing holiday with all those beautiful sights. #theprompt #wotw
Karen Bell says
Ah, so beautiful. It’s wonderful when you start seeing flowers everywhere pop up. Lovely photos
Beautiful photos! We’re still waiting to see blooms, and I’ve enjoyed a touch of spring admiring yours! #PoCoLo
Fabulous word for WotW
Kim Carberry says
Beautiful photos and gorgeous flowers…..So so bright and colourful x
Sara (@mumturnedmom) says
These photos certainly ease my soul. After a very long winter, it is wonderful to finally see some colour. You are right, a holiday in such surroundings cannot help but refresh and recharge. Thanks so much for linking to #ThePrompt x
How beautiful, blooming marvelous indeed. I have some flowers in my garden which have just bloomed, I only moved in last Autumn so it’s all new and wonderous for me.
Lou's Lake Views says
Oh how beautiful and what a welcome sight after that horrid winter we just had! Think I might just hang out here for a little longer!
Leanne @suggys.co.uk/Leanne says
These are just Beautiful Hunnie… Its very Blooming you are… I love the Roses!! I can just smell them from here 🙂 #HDYGG
It’s always a delight seeing your lovely photos! Thank you for sharing these.
sharon powell says
Sounds like your having a eat holiday. Lovely photos, love flowers in bloom x #WotW
The Reading Residence says
Wonderful word, and it all looks so beautiful there. Glad you’ve had a marvellous week x Thanks for sharing with #WotW
Gorgeous pictures, what a lovely looking place. My Mother in Law lives in Florida, and I have always thought we should fly to Georgia and meet them there to make things a little different! Hope you had a lovely time! 🙂
Tracey @ Mummyshire says
Your photography and snapshots of the beautiful weather is enough to replenish the soul! Hope you had a lovely time x
VaiChin @RamblingThroughParenthood says
Absolutely beautiful! Nothing adds cheer like flowers in bloom. Glad you had a lovely holiday #theprompt
Verily Victoria Vocalises says
Absolutely stunning Kriss. You have taken some beautiful photographs 🙂 Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x
Blooming marvellous indeed! Fabulous colours! #wotw
Faded Seaside Mama says
That looks like a really pretty place to visit. So lovely that so much effort and care is taken to keep it looking so beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photos!
Gorgeous colours, definitely blooming marvellous! x Mel