Blooming Hydrangeas!

I think all the blooming, scented plants in Charleston, SC are making a super comeback after the not-typical-for-us winter of ice and snow. It was a crazy (but fun) week, but many plants really took a beating. We were fortunate to only lose one gardenia!

Last year we planted a lot of liriope (aka Monkey Grass), hydrangeas, and Continue reading “Blooming Hydrangeas!”


Beach Sculpture by Mother Nature – Botany Bay (Edisto, SC)

Beach Sculpture by Mother Nature – Botany Bay (Edisto, SC)

Botany Bay – located in Edisto, SC is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled beaches that I’ve ever seen. From the moment you enter the Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management area you will be stunned by the beauty. Continue reading “Beach Sculpture by Mother Nature – Botany Bay (Edisto, SC)”

Backyard Palms

These wild palms pop up all on their own. They’re quite amazing – they grow quickly and provide wonderful shade not to mention the palm fronds are just beautiful – I love taking photos of them, especially with light shining from behind – look how it lights up the palm.  Continue reading “Backyard Palms”

Our Sanctuary!

Today is Memorial Day, and many of us are outside enjoying our backyards – I wish I could pass along the scent of everything blooming right now. The lagustrums (against the back fence and bordering our yard), the Confederate Jasmine (to the left of the buoys) – Ohmygosh!  Continue reading “Our Sanctuary!”

Pier at Brittlebank Park – Charleston, SC

Yesterday I wrote about visiting places right near you… well this is another shot of Brittlebank Park, located very close to us. I was surprised by just how nice it is! The gorgeous dock extends into the Ashley River. The covered area is a dream, off to the right is a floating dock. That funny building you see on the horizon – that’s the “round Holiday Inn” a landmark for many.  Continue reading “Pier at Brittlebank Park – Charleston, SC”

Lowcountry Beauty Right Under Our Nose!

View from Brittlebank Park, Charleston, SC

You know how it is… there are so many wonderful things to do right where you live, but have you done them? Many people have not, including us… So one day, after stopping at Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) we popped over to Brittlebank Park (literally across the street from DMV) situated on the water with stunning views to check it out –  There is a wonderful dock with a covered pier for fishing – although situated where it can certainly get congested (especially during events), we went at a quiet time, one man fishing, and it was beautiful outside! Continue reading “Lowcountry Beauty Right Under Our Nose!”

Looking up!

Miraculous, right? It’s amazing how flowers can be so vibrant, and look at that velvety texture – stunning! I’m not sure what kind of flower this is (do you know?)…

Continue reading “Looking up!”