Thursday, May 31, 2012

Canna Lily

This Canna if is in my daughter's yard.  I think I need to plant some of these!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cypress Swamp

I love everything about living in the Lowcountry but I think the cypress swamps are my favorite!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Halfway Creek Chapel

We were out at Francis Marion National Forest and just stumbled upon this old, chapel/church.  Halfway Creek Road is so sparsely traveled that when we passed this I yelled for Kirby to stop, which he did, and then he proceeded to back up all the way it took for him to react and stop! There was no one around to care if he did this!

  I can't find any history on this church or the connected cemetery but I did learn that there is a Halfway Creek Church in Wisconsin with a cemetery.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Do Not Feed the Alligators!

Being from the west coast, I never tire of things Alligator!  This is at Magnolia Cemetery.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Charleston Farmer's Market

Herbs, coffee, meat, veggies, bread, dog leashes, dresses, breakfast, flowers, pottery and skincare products - just a short list of some of the items you will find at the Charleston Farmer's Market.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beach Scene

I just couldn't resist this 'real life in action' photo.  And, though not a fan of tattoos, her little star is quite nice.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Drinking Fountain

Do you remember when we used drinking fountains all the time?  It really sounds disgusting to me now!  Drinking where hoards of other have.  Well, the birds don't seem to mind at all.  I am not a fan of pigeons but this one was so clever that I rather liked him.  There was just a bead of water escaping and he found it!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Folly Beach in the Summer

Typical of beach communities, Folly Beach becomes very crowded in the summer but is quiet in the winter.  This day was cloudy and cool for this time of year but the crowds were still there.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Can't See the Forest

I have to wonder how the early settlers even survived in the Lowcountry.  Even trees seem to grow like weeds here and the forests are so thick you can't walk through them.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

St. Matthew's Lutheran Church

Viewed from Marion Square

 St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, founded in 1840 by a group of Germans who wished to worship in their native language, quickly outgrew its original building at Hasell and Anson Streets in Charleston. 

The congregation moved into its current building in 1872.  The small congregation could never have envisioned its growth to become South Carolina's largest Lutheran church at the beginning of the 21st century. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

High and Dry

We found this on Wadmalaw Island.  Do you think a hurricane put it there?  I have no idea but it could have just washed it right up on the island and there it stayed.  That was a nice boat at one time!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Butterfly Bush


Two almost identical pictures taken one year apart.  I guess I need to plant my own Butterfly Bush.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Great Swamp Sanctuary

Walterboro, SC gets a bad rap sometimes but there is much there that is beautiful!