Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Great Day to be Innkeepers

People ask us all the time if we always wanted to be innkeepers. The truth is, we have no idea how we decided to embark on this particular journey. What makes each day special is knowing that we make each day a great day for someone else.Over the past couple of days, we had really wonderful guests. It seemed like we had been friends forever and this morning we spent 3 hours talking. It was hard to see them go. Did I mention that they are illusionists? You can check out their website at Josh and Lea do extreme illusions and stopped in Americus for a little R&R between shows at state fairs. They are headed to Alabama for the National Peanut Festival in Dothan. If you are headed that way, make sure to catch their show.

We had a little rain and the temperature has dropped just a little. I had a phone conversation with a very nice lady asking me about the garden. I decided to take a few more photos displaying the season. Kim has not trimmed the vitex, yet. They are like crape myrtles in that they will bloom again if the seeds are trimmed.
The hollies by the pond are just full of berries.
Today, the confederate rose is full of flowers. Were you aware that the confederate rose is a hibiscus?
The knock-out roses are gorgeous right now.
One of the three varieties of lantana in the garden.
As you can see, the fig tree is still producing figs, but, we have not had any remain on the tree long enough for us to eat one.
In this close up of the Chinese flame tree, the "flame" looks like a huge pompom.
The insects totally devoured our canna tropicana plants this summer. They are finally recovering.
This is a view looking up into one of the pecan trees. The green pods are the immature pecans.
The sasanqua in front of the house just started blooming.
A sngle gardenia is blooming at the porch entrance.
Another lantana variety with berries.

Looking towards the pond from the porch, the knock-out roses are beautiful.
Every season brings its special magic to the garden. As the weather gets cooler, the camellias and the sasanquas will be joined by the paperwhites. If you didn't know, the American Camellia Society is located about 45 minutes from Americus at Massee Lane Gardens in Fort Valley. It's a great place to visit when the camellias are blooming.
Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.


Lea and Josh said...

We are sitting in our hotel right now... wishing we were back in our Veranda room :(
You guys are just the sweetest and we really enjoyed our time with you all!
Thanks so much for your kind words about us-- we feel exactly the same about you and Kim!
As I wrote in the journal, besides the great conversation, we are already missing the great food (although I have my leftover brownie muffin ready for a midnight snack!) and comfy bed. ps: I'm also missing the bathtub!
Hope to see you all again soon...
Lea and Josh

Americus Garden Inn Bed and Breakfast said...

Friendship is such a wonderful and magical part of life. Thanks for sharing your special magic with us.