Seeing Savannah Sites

Trying to get up to speed on our new city is taking time, but it is time well spent.  If we have house guests, we want to have fun places and interesting sites to show them.  One way to get a well-rounded view of Savannah is to take one of the trolley tours. IMG_0247 You will hopefully get a beautiful day and a well versed guide!  Savannah is an intimate city and very easy to see on foot, but on your first day, you might want to get a general overall impression from the comfort and charm of a trolley bus, and then take it from there, exploring on foot.  Today dear husband and I set out to visit the Telfair Museum.

Telfair Academy

Telfair Academy

It is a wonderful place with much to recommend.  Not in the least that it overlooks a lovely Savannah square!  IMG_0246Almost anywhere you are in the historic district, you will find a square beckoning – Sit here!  Relax!  Watch the people!  Listen to the music (so often a musician will be there playing for your pleasure)!  There are three components and buildings to visit that are part of the Telfair organization.  When I know more, I will pass it on, but for a glimpse inside an old Savannah mansion, start at the Telfair Academy.  Right now, the exhibit on the third floor is

New York Accents: The New York Influence on Telfair’s Collections
JUNE 7, 2013 – JULY 6, 2014

I hope to share more with you in future blogs – all in good time.  Because as you know, I’ve now got a small place to plant and weed!  It takes time – more time well spent!  My little plot now has a few tomato plants and a pepper and some herbs. IMG_0215 I planted sunflowers on Monday evening, and they were germinated by tonight!  I’ve used landscape cloth to keep the weeds down, and covered with the mulch used predominantly here – pine needles. IMG_1293  Wish me luck, as it is starting to get HOT here in Georgia.  Oh, another reason to visit Georgia in June?  The farm stands that pop up are AMAZING!  Juicy peaches, rich, ripe tomatoes, sweet corn and boiled peanuts!!IMG_0250


About Jayne in Georgia

Wife, mother, and owner of pets much loved. Gardener of three decades, amateur photographer, ardent about art, antiques and books.
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9 Responses to Seeing Savannah Sites

  1. Pauline says:

    Moving to a new area is always so exciting! So much to do and see that is new, you will be having a wonderful time this summer. I am amazed that you have done so much on your allotment so soon, you have been busy!


  2. Cro Magnon says:

    Hot boiled Peanuts? What on earth is that!


  3. bittster says:

    I could go for a couple tree ripened peaches… mmmmmm
    The garden looks like it’s moving along. Don’t get too hot out there!
    ….I keep noticing the variegated canna in the background and love it.


  4. Dawn says:

    It looks like your new garden is off to a nice start! I’ve always wanted to visit Savannah. Thank you for sharing the sights! ♡


  5. Your vegetable garden is looking good! Sounds like all the plants are on steroids down there. We never did make it to Telfair when we were in Savannah but that’s a good reason to go back.


  6. Sunil Patel says:

    Hi Jayne, it sounds like such an idyllic, easy going place. It’s good that you’re getting out and finding out about you local area. We moved months ago and we’ve so busy that there’s been very little time to just explore and find those hidden treasures. No doubt they will be discovered in time, but I’m far too busy with the house and garden at the moment. Well done on getting started so quickly in your new plot, I’ve also planted a load of sunflowers in a new bed at the front, just to have something in flower.


  7. snowbird says:

    Goodness, I’ve never heard of hot boiled peanuts. It sounds like a very exciting time is beginning for


  8. Hello Jayne, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, Savannah looks elegant and very interesting. I shall follow your garden progress with interest.

    Jean x


  9. A tour is a great way to start to learn about Savannah. I get distracted by all the shops when we do tours on foot! Good luck with your gardening, and do listen to bittster and watch the heat. It can get dangerous with high humidity. I read through all your Savannah posts. The restaurant looked wonderful! I will have to try that one out the next time we are there.


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