Friday, March 20, 2009

Happy First Day of Spring!

"I love spring anywhere,
but if I could choose
I would always greet it in a garden."

~Ruth Stout

A Tour of Nottoway Plantation

Our guide to the beautiful Nottoway Plantation
was the sweetest little elderly lady.
She spoke with a syrupy, southern accent as she told
the most fascinating stories of the mansion home.
We could have listened to her all day. :-)

"At the edge of the sugarcane field stands the majestic Nottoway. This historic and architectural jewel was completed in 1859 by a wealthy Virginia planter named John Hampden Randolph for his wife, Emily Jane, and their eleven children. Nottoway is the largest remaining antebellum mansion in the Southern United States and splendidly rests along Louisiana's Great River Road in White Castle, at the heart of Plantation Country."