My mother, Ashley Fox-Smith, her Aunt Edna and I visited David Atkins again this year and were again generously gifted with a pirate’s trove of heirloom bulbs. While the ladies in question got a wide variety of bulbs, I ended up with a bag of white ditch lilies or Hymenocallis. These are another of my favorite sort of bulb. They thrive in wet conditions so I know a good spot in the yard where they will keep their feet wet and likely be very happy.
We ended the day at Mammie’s Cupboard, south of Natchez, eating pie and tasty sandwiches. I enjoyed the day out in the weather, playing in the dirt of about 8 hours. And I also enjoyed the many inch thick meringue on the pie at Mammie’s. At any rate, I don’t have much else to say about the day other than that David Atkins and his whole family were again as kind and lovely as group of people could be. I probably used my camera less on this trip, but it was not for lack of pretty and interesting things to photograph.
Lastly, we took a trip to the remains of Forest Plantation which is sadly little more than a few columns and a grave yard. But, reading the dates and inscriptions on the tombs you could tell that the family who owned the farm had had an effect on the community far and wide.