He Is Risen Indeed!

A showstopping image – but really just another day in a beautiful location, where one day is as beautiful as the next. Each day is different, but all are stunning! This is an exciting day, Easter morning (well, depending when you’re reading this)… an exciting day of hope and blessings.

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A beautiful location…

This is one of our favorite places ever. The grounds are gorgeous and they go on forever. The people are genuine and so nice. Some of the guests become friends which is one of the best parts about this wonderful place. The first day we arrived it was a heavy misty rain. I was fine with it. We left Charleston where it was hot and humid and arrived to this magical place where it was cool (fireplace going!) and utter perfection.

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Anticipation… part of the getaway experience!

Anticipation. You know, if you have a getaway planned months ahead -that wonderful feeling of anticipation. Looking forward to wherever it is you may be going. Anticipation makes you happy. It gives you hope that a break is coming soon, where you can getaway and become one with nature or sit and relax or go bungee jumping – whatever it is that makes you happy… is coming soon.

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Quick Sketch: Live Oak Tree…

I did a quick sketch using my iPhone the other day – just trying to capture its essence. The way the branches seem to be reaching out – almost as if in a fairytale. I just wanted to sketch the main part of the tree which intrigues me ever single day. I left out the leaves and the Spanish moss, which as I look outside is blowing in the wind (as I write this).

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Azalea Season in Charleston, SC!

Azaleas Blooming | Charleston, SC

I know I’ve posted a lot of azalea/flower images the past few weeks. Charleston is nearing the end of a prolific azalea season – which has been tremendously cheerful and full of color. I love when azaleas are mixed with palms – the perfect combination. Many other plants are budding now and will soon take the spotlight. Can’t wait…

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It’s almost spring in Charleston!

White blooming azaleas…

Spring has almost sprung. – can you believe in less than a week it will be spring. It feels as if winter just began. Spring in Charleston, SC is very close to summer. The upside? The stunning array of blooms – and soon the unbeatable scent of everything from shrubs (ligustrums!) and wisteria… not to mention gardenias and everything else that will be blooming at once. #bestofthebest

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Live Oak Trees & Azaleas Blooming in Charleston, SC

Winter in Charleston, SC

It’s been a hard winter. Hee hee. Yes, this is winter in Charleston, SC. It seems as if spring (and pollen) come earlier and earlier every year. It is beautiful with so many flowers blooming. Soon come the scented plants – the ligustrums, wisteria, gardenias, jasmine, etc. It can sometimes be like the strongest candle – and it’s just the outdoors. I do miss when it’s gone.

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An Unexpected Burst of Color | Charleston, SC!

I love unexpected pairings of plants in containers. Something I wouldn’t have thought of, to mix strawberries and pansies, yet look! It’s beautiful. It helps to visit different design shops/nurseries to get ideas for spring plantings. I know everyone is chomping at the bit to get out and play in their yards. Right now the azaleas are in full bloom and they are stunning! I woke to 67 degrees as I write this and it’s going to heat up to the 80’s. It’s. Still. February. Also as I write this the northeast is expecting their biggest snow storm of the season.

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Grand Live Oak | Not what you expect!

Magnificent, right? The power and strength this tree shows is amazing. The massive circumference is mind blowing. It looks like the Angel Oak, but it’s not – and it’s in a location you wouldn’t expect. Not at all. I’m so thankful when historic trees are preserved. Their importance is incredible. I cannot imagine how long this tree has stood proudly in this location. Oh, the stories it must have heard…

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