in the South is pretty spectacular. We just made a great loop through Louisiana to Mississippi to Arkansas and then back home. My wife, devotee of natural beauty, went to Garvan Gardens in Hot Springs when we stopped off there. As our ostensible aim was to see the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn, I stayed in the room and studied the scriptures, called by some The Daily Racing Form, hoping to divine the intentions of the gods of the track. We were both rewarded, she with an aesthetic experience of the first order, I with some good tickets on a round-robin parlay. She took pictures.
In Mississippi, the dogwoods and wisteria and such were all over abloom. It was a fine trip.