Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wanderings: Southern Comfort

Bell Jar-kmsitko

As I write this, it is Mother's Day and my hubby and I are so very far away from our home and our mother's back in Virginia. So we went to this delicious restaurant here in L.A. called Larkin's. If you live in Los Angeles and you need some southern comfort food, Larkin's is the place to call home for a night. Inside this cozy old Craftsman house there are tables made from colorful old doors. And the outside patio area has picnic tables surrounded by lush landscaping, fooling you into believing you are in the heart of the South.

After scarfing down a southern-style biscuit (the closest to a proper biscuit we've had out here in SoCal) and the yummiest sweet potato pie, we had at our disposal homemade sweet tea and lemonade, served in real mason jars! Those jars make me miss my grandmother and her canned corn, green beans and her sublime apple butter!

Being transported back home for the evening made me yearn for more visual reminders of the charming South. As always, the POE collection provides just what I am looking for.

Enjoy y'all!

Country Church, Bath County Virginia-Deep Creek Studios

Georgia Field-poofny

B.B. King's Blues Club-charismaphoto

Gothic Woman-Aztek721

Front Porch-MadHouseMauly

French Quarter-pneuma

Cemetery Sunrise-DarrylGlade

Charleston Steps-curioush

Atlanta Skyline-thepurpleshamrock

A Doomed Man's Last View-ScooyouPhotography

Waiting for My Coffee-chiecarroll

Sunrise 3-JoannBristol

Michelle Campbell-Zurek is an artist/photographer from the east coast who is wide-eyed and smitten with the crazy town called LA. When not on a quest to capture light and stop time, she can be found painting and ingesting gobs of sweets & tea. All are welcome to stop by the Urban Junkies Artist Lounge, as well as Michelle's photography shop, art shop and website.


readingsully2 said...

I live in the South. YOu have done a wonderful job selecting gorgeous photos. :)

Ann Wilkinson said...

Michelle, I want to hang out with you! When I come to LA, I'm calling you and we're going to Larkins! Great photo collection. You always pull together the best, and I love reading your posts!

UrbanJunkies/zuppaartista said...

thanks for reading guys! and for your sweet words!

ann, that would totally rock! i would SO love that!
we will definitely have to hang out when you come to la-la land! :)

Charisma Design said...

What a great collection of images, I feel honored to have one of mine as part of the collection.

Thanks again!

Hilary said...

Way cool grouping, you really captured a distinct feel here.

(and not just because I'm in in -- thank you for including my Charleston Steps photo!)

Jennifer Aitchison said...

I love how you always take us on a trip with your picks. These are all really lovey.