Sometimes the monotonous can become the highlight of the day. We were heading across the Ashley River Memorial bridge. As we were crossing the bridge after whatever errand we were running I saw the sky. Whoa. So stunning! This photo was taken coming from downtown Charleston, headed to the West Ashley side of Charleston (west of the Ashley river).Continue reading “A February Sky in Charleston, SC”
Who Knew? So many pretty berries on a Yew!
We were out on a walk, phone in my pocket and as we walked by this Yew, the berries hanging over the fence in a multitude of colors was fascinating to me. I don’t recall seeing all these different colored berries in the past. Sometimes it’s the little things that really stand out. #beautifulContinue reading “Who Knew? So many pretty berries on a Yew!”
Featured Artist: Leslie Pratt-Thomas (Upcoming show at the Dare Gallery in Charleston, SC!)
Leslie Pratt-Thomas. Many of you know her work. Leslie is a talented artist located in the Charleston, SC area. Art is a big part of people’s lives – it makes the world a better place. In addition to Leslie’s innate painting skills and ability to capture this area so perfectly, she is such a nice person. Kind, and interesting – you will look at her paintings, and be reminded of an area, or a memory and smile when you think of the artist who painted it. Leslie has a following clearly because her work is gorgeous and is a nice reminder of the Lowcountry. Did I mention her exhibit which starts this Friday, November 5, 2021?Continue reading “Featured Artist: Leslie Pratt-Thomas (Upcoming show at the Dare Gallery in Charleston, SC!)”
Celebrate Good Times!
I cannot believe how quickly time goes by, you may have heard me say that a few times this past week. But it’s true! So if there is something you’ve wanted to do, make plans to do it. I know with COVID it’s not the time for everything, but you can use this time to PLAN for when this extended pandemic is over!Continue reading “Celebrate Good Times!”
Many years ago we made the move to an older subdivision in Charleston. We live in one of the first neighborhoods developed (outside of the peninsula) – developed around 1926 – Our home was built in 1931. Due to the depression I’ve read that the neighborhood was started but there was a lull due to the depression. It was not built out until after World War II.Continue reading “Happy House!”
Life can turn on a dime – take the time now…
It was another steamy day in Charleston – but our late afternoon (evening) walk was still quite pretty. You can almost see the humidity in the air. This is an older street lined with large live oak trees and they’re stunning ALWAYS, but the bright pop of the crape myrtle blooms against the backdrop of oak trees certainly was beautiful! I love the light coming through the leaves. #wow I am oh so thankful for the way yesterday ended…Continue reading “Life can turn on a dime – take the time now…”
Raw Bar – Charleston, SC
We were at a downtown Charleston venue for our Godson’s wedding rehearsal – and as we were on our way to the car I snapped a few photos. It was a beautiful evening so there were good shots to be had. As it always is in Charleston, South Carolina.Continue reading “Raw Bar – Charleston, SC”
Oak tree blowing in the wind…
These grand oak trees are everywhere in Charleston, South Carolina. They’re stunning, magnificent and oh, so striking! I’ve written about them many times. They have the Resurrection fern that grows on many of them. Look at the trunk above and see the crunchy brown looking fern attached to the tree, that’s a resurrection fern. If it rains it is stunning and bright green. Once the rain is gone and the tree gets dry it turns brown and crunchy again.Continue reading “Oak tree blowing in the wind…”
Cigar Factory – Charleston, SC
This is the old Cigar Factory in Charleston, SC. Just look at the dark brick! It’s an impressive building that has stood the test of time! This stunning building was constructed in 1881 as a cotton manufacturing facility – it also survived the Earthquake of 1886 and in 1903 was leased to the American Cigar Company. At one point they made 1.5 million cigars each day!Continue reading “Cigar Factory – Charleston, SC”
High Five to Roper St. Francis Healthcare!
“We’re Here For You, As Always” – was posted on a sign on one of the pillars in the parking garage where the COVID vaccines were being administered. I have to give Roper the highest of accolades when it comes to stepping up and getting people vaccinated (without even getting out of the car!), and doing so in a calm, extremely organized way. HIGH FIVE, Roper St. Francis Healthcare!Continue reading “High Five to Roper St. Francis Healthcare!”
Wysteria Blooming – A Sure Sign of Spring!
Wysteria, plentiful here in Charleston, SC. The aroma that drifts through the air is enticing. If you’re walking down the street it will stop you in your tracks and make you search for where the heaven scent (pun intended) is coming from! Wysteria is a vine (that you need to keep in check). Spring is when it shines in all its glory!Continue reading “Wysteria Blooming – A Sure Sign of Spring!”
Spring has sprung!
Well! Winter went by quickly, don’t you think? We’ve had buds on trees and shrubs for a while now. It’s so beautiful to see. I like Spring, it’s a pretty time – the scents wafting from the various plants smell divine! It can be pollen filled, but still beautiful!Continue reading “Spring has sprung!”
A Window Sunset…
The sky was actually much more vivid than this. I took this photo inside looking out, it was late so there wasn’t much light on the window. I love the darkness around the window, but with the grids and the tree. This was a quick changing sunset, absolutely spectacular!Continue reading “A Window Sunset…”
Chicken Coop In The “Hood”…
Cool chicken coop. Cool chickens. A beautiful chicken walked by and I didn’t get to my phone in time. So no photo… This was on a morning walk. I love running across the unexpected. In Charleston you can EXPECT to run across the unexpected, usually in the most unique way possible.Continue reading “Chicken Coop In The “Hood”…”
Sunrise or sunset? I love them both equally. If you owned a home where you could see a stunning view of either, which would you prefer? Sunrise or sunset? I think I would pick sunset, because then I would never miss it! We are up early, but there is always the chance you could miss it…Continue reading “Stunning Sunset!”