I arrived back yesterday morning, on an overnight flight from Miami. So back to work today, although I still feel a bit jetlagged!
Mother lives in"The Village", a pleasant retirement community in Gainesville. I liked her new flat. One project for the week was to set up her new Ipad - email, Facebook etc. When I left she was already up to 11 family friends!
Everyday, I had a walk around the estate for exercise. This is the "Gin Lake". The area was a plantation in the mid 1800's, and this was the site of the cotton gin, where the cotton had its seeds removed by machine. The weather was hot and humid; you can see the Spanish Moss (a bromiliad, I think).
There were a number of waterbirds, including flocks of these white ibis.
During the week we went to the quilt shop in Trenton where I got some plain fabrics, and I also went to the quilt show in Jackonville. The speaker for the day had been taken ill, so the stand in was Teddy Pruett, who talked on the history of Southern quilts, and how to identify them - right up my street. More on the quilt show and the talk in another post.