24 February 2018

Daffodil Heaven

Salters, SC   
My friend Brandon captured our imagination by posting a picture of this beautiful abandoned farmhouse sitting in a field of daffodils. Wow. Who could resist a drive in the county to tiny little Salters, SC to find it just out of town on Highway 521?

I did not go inside but he contacted the owner and discovered it is for sale for $100,000 on two acres of land. I don't need to buy it but someone will. I hope they leave the yard full of daffodils.

West Ashley clean up

Clean up team! Charleston, SC  
The West Ashley United facebook group under the leadership of Laurie Lechner rallied neighbors for a clean up morning primarily along Glenn McConnell parkway. Wave as you go by! Thanks to Boy Scout Troop 79 for lending a hand!

21 February 2018

John C. had a rough weekend

Marion Square, Charleston, SC   
I hope that dinosaur had good dental hygiene! 

20 February 2018

Observation Tower

Observation Tower, Magnolia Gardens, Charleston, SC   
You can't go wrong in any season but the scene from the top of the observation tower (puff, pant) will look completely different in a few weeks. The golden brown marsh will turn green and the trees will be alive with birds. Take a turn through the camellia garden and climb on up!

19 February 2018

Dramatic blue!

The Quarters on King, King St., Charleston, SC   
Oh, I like this renovation! You may have guessed that I like blue. This is so pretty. Checking the link for The Quarters on King lets you see inside. Book a room! Invite me to check it out!

I deliberately bought a new dishwasher from Best Buy knowing that they were willing to do deliveries on weekends. I found the one I wanted, bought it, paid for it and was all ready to select my delivery date when the cashier said they don't do weekends anymore. Aaaargh. So today I had the dreaded 12 - 4 window to bring work home to do while I wait for my delivery. Doncha think that someone would care how difficult it is for most of us to leave work? Meanwhile - they were prompt and efficient and I have a pretty new dishwasher. Lets get some dishes dirty!

18 February 2018

South Easter Wildlife Festival - 2018

SEWE 2018, Charleston, SC   
It has been a few years since I bought a ticket and attended the South EasternWildlife Exhibition. I often simply wander through the free areas but this year I bought a day pass and enjoyed it. In my memory Sunday was often a wind down day when it was slower paced but not today! There was plenty of action, dogs and kids everywhere and the vendors and artists seemed to be doing well.

There is such incredible talent at this show - I love the bird carvings and art work so spent much of my morning at Charleston Place Hotel. The free shuttles offer rides to the different locations so I walked to Gaillard for the marketplace and then hit Brittlebank Park and Marion Square.

14 February 2018

Valentines Day

Valentine's Day, Charleston, SC   
I have connections! Every year I send an email to Randall Dukes and he summons a beauty queen to serve as an honorary volunteer on Valentine's Day. We've met one beautiful young lady after another.

Our guest this year was Sara Burd, Miss South Carolina Global US and she was a delight. I was exhausted after walking all over the hospital and she did it with heels on! She brought a lot of smiles and posed for so many pictures. Thanks Sara! 

12 February 2018

Postcards from Charleston

Eat Your Grits, Love Your Mother
Just for fun! I should have saved it for Mother's Day. 

11 February 2018

At loggerheads

Daniel Island, SC   
I keep forgetting to post this picture since I actually took it on Christmas day. I spotted this scene in a park on Daniel Island and it caught my eye since I am not usually in that area. Fun spot for kids to play.

It's a dreary day in Charleston today but not as rainy as I expected so I've been doing some yard clean up for spring. There are already little buds on the hydrangeas but the colder than normal temps have done a number on plants that normally make it through our winters.

Happy Sunday kids!