Pretty Flowers and TMI?

Happy Saturday! What do you have planned today? Our plans lately have been up in the air so we haven’t scheduled anything, but hopefully that’s about to change soon. I’m working on reading my way through the books I’ve collected the past few trips out. I don’t usually get much time in, a little in the morning, a few pages at night and that’s about it. But hey, it makes a book last longer, right? So who cares? Curious… What’s do you think of when you see this image?

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Cemetery View – Charleston, SC

Bethany Cemetery | Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC is full of beauty. So many places to photograph. It’s heaven, especially if you love taking photos. The architecture, food, overall city in general, the water, the beaches, the animals and even the cemeteries are fabulous subjects/places to photograph. Charleston, SC is quite old and with the history brings grand trees, spanish moss, elaborate monuments and photos that look like days gone by…

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Cigar Factory – Charleston, SC

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!

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Loving the Silvery Greens!

Photo taken at Elizabeth Stuart Design – Mt. Pleasant, SC

Lately, I’ve been paying attention to plants and flowers used in window boxes wherever I go (like the one pictured here). Different plants that I like, or things that look nice planted together, color schemes, etc. I like the white, green and silvery greens in this planting. In the end we chose…

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Some like it hot…

When I saw this photo, my first thought was “Some like it hot”, ha ha. I love the varying colors of pink, the pink in the bright light, the pink in the folds of the flowers, darker, mysterious and stunning. This is reminiscent of a tissue paper flower that kids make in grade school. I love the dark on the right – it grounds the image in my opinion.

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A Different Perspective

Looking up towards the heavens

I cannot tell you how thrilled I am with the advent of phones that carry the most phenomenal cameras ever! Who would have imagined? I am one who would lug a big camera around every vacation, trips downtown, and anywhere scenic. (Thank you, Fred, the real one that lugged the camera for me). Now, I simply grab my phone and create the most beautiful photographs. It makes us all amateur photographers. #icantstop #dontwantto

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Happy Plants Thriving In The Sun

Spring Flowers – Charleston, SC

Pretty flowers, aren’t they? These were in a flower box as I passed by at a store we frequent. Their flowers are gorgeous and this was no exception. We recently planted a flower box at our house (stay tuned for Monday’s post). We used trailing petunias, mint, French lavender and a tall plant with green and interesting small purple flowers. It’s only been planted a few days but is growing like crazy! It looks happy, whew!

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A Walk on the Wild Side 🐊🐍🦅

Birds Hanging Out in the Tree

Morning walks are the best. Especially if you get moving about the time the sun hits the golden stage at sunrise (or at sunset if you’re not an early riser). There is no better color than that of sunlight on anything. Just look at that amazing blue sky and the sculpture like shape of the tree. #beautiful

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What to read? I’ve got a stack of books!

The book lineup right now…

Who loves to read? I’m curious… of those of you who love to read, how many of you grew up reading? I cannot imagine not wanting to travel to faraway places from wherever I am. Reading offers such an escape. It enlightens you and makes you a better person I think. Books can make you compassionate, well traveled, knowledgeable no matter what time in history, or it can simply transport you to another time or place. Whether that place is the beach or different countries.

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Marshall Point Lighthouse – Port Clyde, Maine

Marshall Point Lighthouse – Port Clyde, Maine

Beautiful, right? Gorgeous sunsets! This is one that I only caught the tail end of – yet still… so much beauty in one area! The islands, the water, the working (and playing) boats. The fabulous Marshall Point Lighthouse with so much history. Does it look familiar? Have you seen the movie Forrest Gump? This lighthouse was in the movie

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