Charleston, South Carolina is a city filled with beautiful, historic homes. So many different variations of fabulous – some have a patina that developed over the years. You can see layers of what the building was originally constructed of – it’s just so interested!Continue reading “Patina – Charleston, SC!”
A Stunning Vase of Cut Flowers!
Flowers. I. LOVE. THEM. There is hardly a flower that I don’t like. Even more so now! This little bouquet was so fresh and bright, happy and alive. Visual perfection if you ask me 😉Continue reading “A Stunning Vase of Cut Flowers!”
Celebrating Memorial Day…
Memorial Day – a day to honor those who lost their lives in the ultimate sacrifice. Defending our freedom. So, it’s hard to say “Happy” Memorial Day – this is generally a day of BBQ, gatherings and good times, but while celebrating, please do take a moment to honor those who lost their lives while defending us. I will be thinking of them and their family and friends… 🇺🇸Continue reading “Celebrating Memorial Day…”
Forest Bathing 101: just. breathe.
I love a misty/foggy day, especially when it’s relatively cool outside. We recently spent a few days in Waynesville, NC – where we spent some much needed time away from devices and pretty much every other distraction. This photo captures the serene beauty of the day. No sunshine. #woohoo A nice thick fog blanketed pretty much everything. There was mist at times and a short thunderstorm one evening 💛- we fell asleep listening to the rain. #perfection What a treat! There is scientific evidence to prove that forest bathing is good for you… (Click to read the article).Continue reading “Forest Bathing 101: just. breathe.”
Rain or Shine, Sleet or Hail…
Rain or shine, sleet or hail (or even snow!!) – some places we visit are so special it really doesn’t matter what the weather is.- each has its own appeal. Our last trip to the mountains had a good bit of fog and it was lovely! I love cool weather (yet live in South Carolina) – the difference in temperatures between Charleston and Waynesville is mind blowing – especially for a 4.5 hour drive. I see why so many people love to visit the mountains. Of course the fog lifted and the mountains were glorious – what a treat!Continue reading “Rain or Shine, Sleet or Hail…”
To me flowers = happiness. Imagine my surprise when I stepped out of the dentist’s office to find a bevy of beautiful flowers. Woot, woot! #miniphotoshoot What brings a smile to me will bring a smile to another, so here’s your smile for the day. I don’t know what type of plant it is, but the color (and the combination of plants/flowers) was beautiful. Unexpected for sure. Don’t you love that?Continue reading “Happiness continued….”
A reminder to get outside…
An accidental iPhone image = a good reminder for me to get out and walk (or do whatever to stay active). Nothing is off the table. For instance, I’m a big sweeper. I love to sweep. I’m outside, it clears my mind and it’s rewarding – we have a big area to sweep, especially with constantly falling leaves/berries/blooms/squiggles/acorns/you name it. Another way to spend the summer is gardening (or in my case trying to keep mondo grass from taking over a path) – the stuff grows like crazy…Continue reading “A reminder to get outside…”
It’s Geranium Time!!
Flowers in Charleston, SC are plentiful right now. The colors delight the eye and the scent, ooooh, makes me so happy. People have been happily planting for some time now. Garden centers are packed (especially on weekends!) The geraniums are gorgeous and come in so many beautiful colors! I’ve always loved the geranium colors like salmon and light pink – in this image the blooms look red, but they’re more of a fiery fuchsia, which stands out nicely.Continue reading “It’s Geranium Time!!”
Happy Mother’s Day…Continue reading “Mother’s Day…”
It’s Spring! What to plant?
When the sun is shining (which it isn’t in this photo) – and the days turn warmer – who likes to head out to their favorite location to purchase flowers to plant? I think so many of us do. Flowers bring happiness and cheer (especially if you can snip a few to bring indoors!) – Our stunning orange violet is on its way out, sadly. It has been a bright pot of cheer all winter. (Not my garden pictured above 😉).Continue reading “It’s Spring! What to plant?”
The Grasshopper Lamp in Light with Shadows!
Light and shadows are two of my favorite things. I love to see morning or evening light hitting subject and creating a remarkable shadow. I especially love shadows on brick – the way our gas light has sharp outlines onto the brick certain times of day – and the way this lamp shows off it’s sleek design – all captured with shadows.Continue reading “The Grasshopper Lamp in Light with Shadows!”
Make that wish!!
I just said to my husband the other day – I NEVER see dandelions here in Charleston. I miss them. I remember seeing them growing up (much to my dad’s chagrin). The bright, happy yellow flowers were so pretty. Then I heard some people made soup with them… hmmm, I’ll pass on that one. But when “it” gets to the stage pictured above, the white fluffy things (ok, seeds) were the best part – because that’s when you take it, make a wish and blow on it, watching all the “little fluffy white things” blow in the wind like snowflakes.Continue reading “Make that wish!!”
A Portrait of Poison Ivy…
A portrait of Poison Ivy. It’s so vital and healthy looking. It seems to really thrive wherever you find it. It’s easily transferred onto you either by touching it directly, brushing against it and then touching clothing, or walking a dog who walked through it and then you pet the animal. Misery ensues. You’ll live through it, but it’s no party. If you happened to touch it by mistake and need to know what to do, follow these steps:Continue reading “A Portrait of Poison Ivy…”
Another Monday in Paradise!
Out on a walk and saw this stunning specimen – not sure what it is, but it’s beautiful – especially looking up through the tree branches. #alwayslookup The sky is blue, the air is warm, but not hot. It’s a great time of year with so many people outside taking advantage of the low humidity. Charleston, South Carolina in the spring is perfection.Continue reading “Another Monday in Paradise!”
Always. Look. Up!
Spring in Charleston, South Carolina – nothing better! The sun is warm, the shade is cool. It’s a lovely time of year usually with less humidity. This particular day was very clear, the sky was the bluest blue and the buds on a tree were a lime green. From the street the buds looked like pom poms.Continue reading “Always. Look. Up!”