22 June 2018

Back to the Future

Back to the Future, Charleston, SC
How do you like my new ride? I was at a Leadership training day with the theme Back to the Future and they found the right car for it. The owners raise funds for Michael J Fox Parkinson Research. 

21 June 2018

Pineapple Fountain

Pineapple Fountain, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC  
Waaa, waaaa, waaaaa. It is so hot I was tempted to take a dunk in the fountain with the kids.

It's a bad sign when this early in the summer it's already too hot to walk at night and I sit at home eating ice cream pops. Last night I did walk down through Avondale and taking a short cut through the community garden on Magnolia I was given a delicious warm tomato. Thanks neighbors!

20 June 2018

Family Ties

Family Ties, Vendue Inn, Charleston, SC   
I didn't make it to the opening reception so missed the live performances but finally got to the Vendue Art Hotel this weekend to see my friend and batik artist Mary Edna Fraser's show. This time she was joined by her daughters! I was dazzled by all the art on display in the hotel's gallery. 
Family Ties explores the "interconnectedness of a family of makers," featuring work from local artist Mary Edna Fraser and her daughters, Labanna Babalon and Reba West Fraser. This show is curated by Erin and Justin Nathanson of The Southern.

18 June 2018

Peach time!

Peaches, Eutawville, SC   
It is that magical time of year - when delicious peaches are sold at roadside market stands. The St. Julien booth is finally open with tomatoes, corn and peaches for sale. I am enjoying a perfect peach right this moment.

Albino Alligator Being Attacked at Donnelley Wildlife Management Area - ...

Albino alligators are extremely rare. Most are in aquariums. They are generally blind so not likely to survive long in the wild. That is why this video taken by my friend Rebecca Williams Connelly and her family at the Donnelley Wildlife Management area yesterday is so surprising. What appears to be an albino alligator of a decent size is attacked and eaten by an even larger alligator. Yikes! 

17 June 2018

Charleston Window Boxes

Window Boxes, Charleston, SC    
I had blossom envy admiring the window boxes on the peninsula this morning. It was wicked hot but the gardens were lush and colorful. I did spot tiny irrigation pipes to some of them which must help in the heat. They really are glorious.

13 June 2018

Welcoming the future of healthcare

SCRUBS Camp 2018
It is the time of year when we welcome high energy students interested in exploring health careers into our hospitals. They are a wonderful and brilliant group. I may not come up for air until Friday afternoon! 

10 June 2018

Ranching Lowcountry Style!

Tin can ranching, Hwy 15, SC 
This recent series of pictures are from a haul of goodies I happened upon on Hwy 15 near St. George, SC. I couldn't believe my luck. If someone spends this much time on yard art I can assume they want folks to stop to admire it. Wow. The cattle appear to be cut from metal sheets. It was quite a display and seemed to cross over between a few properties so all the neighbors seemed to be on board. Giddy-up cowboy!