I am enjoying the rich climate of Florida. Holidays are indeed a nice diversion.
Today, we encountered the former Mrs. President, Mary Lincoln. Poor, dear soul, she has not yet recovered from the death of our dear President Lincoln. She wears black to this day, and keeps her drapes pulled at all times.
The spring air is moist and humid here, but the seaside is refreshing. We have taken rooms at large, comfortable place in land in Jacksonville. I do believe we will stay a good while.
Trust you are all fairing well, looking forward to seeing you upon our return.
Now, I was not the designer, nor creator of this lovely dress. Credit goes to Willow (model & designer.) I just had to post it, as I love the large Ostrich feather hat and the velvet necklace. As you can see from this painting from 1875, this style of necklace was all the rage.