26 June 2017

Shem Creek Boardwalk

Shem Creek Boardwalk, Mt. Pleasant, SC   
Walking the boardwalk at Shem Creek park is like an instant vacation. Shrimp boats, kayaks, stand up paddlers, fishing and dolphins bobbing in the creek.

25 June 2017

Pitt Street Bridge

Pitt St. Bridge, Mt. Pleasant, SC   
Say "Oh" what a beautiful morning. The forecast predicted rain but I had a delicious brunch at Water's Edge on Shem Creek and a walk down to the end of the Pitt St. bridge and got home before I heard the rumble of thunder.

24 June 2017

Walk with me - Bogard St.

Bogard St., Charleston, SC   
 Join me on my morning walk on Bogard St. Let's catch up with the changes!

When I first moved to Charleston it would not have been on my regular walking route but now it has well known restaurants - Trattoria Lucca, George Art gallery, D'Allesandro's Pizza, a new restaurant opening called Chubby Fish, the Catfiddle St. project, students moving in and out and a variety package of new and old homes.

23 June 2017

Edisto Mattress Swing

Mattress Swing, Edisto, SC 
The mattress swing on the side of the road is a familiar sight on the way to Edisto Beach. This is the most festive I've ever seen it. I am never sure of the etiquette - am I supposed to donate a couple bucks for the photo op? I'd be willing to but since I am never sure, I grab a shot and zip away.

Here is a link to some of the story: Edisto Mattress Swing. Sounds like it started when hubby had to sleep outside :)

22 June 2017

Ketch up!

Burger Hut, Hollywood, SC    
Ketch-Up! You'll Relish the Flavor!

Pull up to the cutest little burger joint around in Hollywood, SC. It even comes with a religious message. "Taste and see that the Lord is Good". Fittingly, I was there on a Sunday and it was closed. 

21 June 2017

Edisto mystery tree in it's summer glory

Edisto Mystery Tree, Edisto Island, SC   
The Edisto Mystery Tree is decked out in it's summer finery welcoming visitors to the island. I always look for it and try to grab a shot.
The tree stands a stone’s throw away from where Highway 174 intersects with Botany Bay Road. It’s nothing more than a scraggly little thing, but for generations it’s been decorated by locals and vacationers all throughout the year. During the peak summer months, it is commonplace to see beach chairs, sand pails, flip flops, Independence Day decorations, and a host of other items hanging from the tree. Like the seasons, the tree changes along with them. While the tree is ever-changing, the real mystery behind the tree is that nobody knows just who started the whole thing to begin with. In fact at one point some rebellious youths uprooted the tree and hauled it away, but lo and behold, some mysterious benefactor planted another similar tree in its place. Whether it was the same person who planted the original tree and started the decorative tradition or just a local who couldn’t stand to see the festive plant disappear, it appears that the Edisto Mystery Tree is not going away any time soon.

20 June 2017

Tool Collage

Vintage Tools, Summerville, SC 
Old doors and more! Vintage South in Summerville has all kinds of vintage odds and ends and it's hard to resist stopping by to see if they might have a fancy door handle or cast iron skillet that you didn't know you needed.

19 June 2017

Church Photo in Lieu of Attendance - Holly Hill

Holly Hill, SC   
Remember this sweet chapel in Holly Hill, SC? It is for sale for $199,900. Buy it. Invite me over.

See real estate ad here: St. Ann's Catholic Church

Back alley color

Charleston, SC  
Mural Monday! This was a colorful find. I used to live in a historic Charleston single house and often felt it was the thick layers of paint that held everything together. Happy Monday, kids.