Small towns in Georgia often have a sweet charm all their own. Rutledge is one such town. Years ago, red cabooses were on the backs of trains. (Cabooses were used on all freight trains within the USA until the 1980's. You may read about them here.) This red caboose was transformed into an ice cream shop years ago, but they connected the caboose to the building next door and it is now a small cafe which serves sandwiches and salads. Very nice place for lunch if you are in Rutledge, Georgia. After your lunch, you could go to Rutledge Hardware store. The owner, Paul, has lots of plants that you can grow in your garden and also lots of seeds inside too. In fact, the store is crammed full of so many things, you could spend hours just looking! (I asked Paul to get some parsnip seeds in, I hope that he does!)
If you are lucky, you might be invited to one of the homes in the area, someone who raises cows and keeps a garden too. Can you believe that the two calves in the photo above were just born Wednesday of this past week? They grow so quickly! (Audrey, I thought of you when I took this photo!)
You should have heard all these blackbirds, some of them are red-winged blackbirds and you can see the red wings if you look closely. There is just something really lovely about a cabbage growing in a field, but you know I asked if I could take it home with me, and now it is in my fridge, ready to be cooked!
The pineapple is growing in a greenhouse but the plant was rooted by just placing the top of a pineapple in some water, and then it was re-planted in healthy soil. Now, Kay in Hawaii, this pineapple might be an everyday thing for you to see, but it is a wondrous thing to see in February in Georgia! That cabbage and pineapple must be really good for you, anything that beautiful must be healthy for you. Hope you are all keeping healthy and happy these days. Keep an eye out for beauty!