18 April 2015

Colonial Lake poetry club

Colonial Lake, Charleston, SC 
 “Grow the lawn and mow the lawn
always keep the TV on,
brush your teeth and kill the germs,
poison apples, poison worms.”    

Tree in blossom

Backroads cottage, S.C.
This rustic cottage near Harleyville, SC has always charmed me but even more so today with this glorious blooming tree in the yard. I spotted a few of them with the dangling white blossoms. Who knows what they are?

Edit: Thanks to Randall's note in comments, this is a Fringe Tree. Beautiful!

17 April 2015

A splash of color in North Charleston

Patch Whisky mural art, North Charleston, S.C.
I have a fondness for murals and street art that incorporate existing structures into the art and mural artist Patch Whisky did that in this wall in North Charleston. You have to smile when you see this!

It is Friday kids! This is Volunteer Week so I have been hopping from one recognition event to another for the deserving group of volunteers I work with. I spent yesterday at Roper Hospital, today at the Lowcountry Senior Center and tomorrow the St. Francis Hospital volunteers party down. I still need to sign around 100 Volunteer Service hour certificates and my little car is packed up with event goodies.

16 April 2015

Lazing on a lowcountry afternoon

Bull St., Charleston, S.C.
Not a bad way to spend an afternoon. I might need to get myself one of these hammocks. Instant vacation!

Now that the magical season between Valentine's Day and Easter is over I guess I need to get back on my usual low sugar routine. Sad. I love oranges but it is hard to pretend they are Cadbury's chocolate Easter eggs.

15 April 2015

Bull St. sweetie

Bull St., Charleston, S.C.
Oh, it is just too darned cute. I've featured this one before but it looked so dreamy with the lush foliage and blossoms I had to grab it again. This is one of a pair of little cottages on either side of 74 Bull St.

Yay, it is nice to have a computer working again. It's raining so I can't really go for my evening hike. Time to flit around and visit all the other lowcountry bloggers and see what they've been up to.

14 April 2015

Nina & Pinta

Nina & Pinta, Charleston, S.C.
Have I mentioned that technology has not been kind to me lately? You name it, I've had problems with it - cell phone, phone systems, photo copiers, scanners, monitors and computers. Aaaargh. My wifi has worked so I've been able to sulk around online a bit with my tablet but my poor blog has been abandoned. The site is blocked at work of course so I couldn't even stay late and sneak a picture on. I still have to figure a few things out - not sure if I can find my old Lightroom package - sob.

Better late than never, these are the Columbus ships in the Charleston Harbor. I had this image uploaded and ready to go last week so they have already sailed on. We were missing the Santa Maria but still very cool to see these two ships and imagine what it must have been like for the sailors. I saw these ships many years ago in Charleston and then one time I was in New York city high up in the Statue of Liberty and looked out to see them sailing into the harbor. By now they feel like old friends. Sail on my pretties!

06 April 2015

Boring you with blossoms

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, S.C.
I hope I don't bore you with blossom photos at this time of year but Charleston is in her party outfit and difficult to resist. I keep an annual pass to Magnolia Plantation for biking and swamp walking throughout the year but Middleton is just as glorious. If you have a chance this is the time to go.

05 April 2015

Easter Blossoms at Marion Square

Marion Square, Charleston, S.C.
The masses of daffodils in bloom at Marion Square were a happy Easter surprise! According to the sing, they appear to be the work of the Charleston Parks Conservancy. Well done!

I hope everyone had a good Easter.

04 April 2015

Lake Marion paddling

Lake Marion, S.C.
It is amazing how much joy this piece of molded red tupperware brings to me!

I did not get to do the planned Edisto river kayak trip due to the flooded river but made do quite nicely with an overnight stay on the banks of Lake Marion, good eating and a paddle this morning. We stayed in protected areas since the water was a bit choppy in the open. I said hello to my favorite Osprey and this year's young family. It is good to have my children home and together.

Happy Easter!