08 February 2013

Garden Walking - Magnolia Plantation

Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, S.C.
I took the day off since my folks are here from Canada. One of my volunteers gave me a pass to Drayton Hall so we headed out Hwy 61 to be greeting at the gate with the news that Drayton Hall was closed. That was a surprise but I am always happy to go back to Magnolia Plantation. It is one of my favorite places in the world.

The sun was out and the camellias are in their glory. What a beautiful day. I gave my Dad a break and we took the tram ride through the swamp. It was like riding through a nature documentary with all the birds and gators showing off for us. It is a good time of year to renew my annual membership with all the activity starting in the egret rookery. Action time!




 

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  1. Joan, great photos; bet your Dad enjoyed the ride..easier on the feet and back. Nothing beats being surrounded by beauty!

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    1. I am trying not to wear him out :) The tram ride goes for a full hour. I was impressed.

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  2. Isn't it wonderful when nature cooperates so that you can show your family your beautiful area?

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    1. Yes! It was sunny and warm when they arrived at the airport. Isn't it funny how we feel responsible for the weather when we have guests?

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  3. What an incredibly lovely and diverse group of photos - I feel warmer just looking at them, despite the three feet of snow outside my door!

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    1. Three feet - yikes. I can't even imagine! Stay safe and warm.

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  4. Beautiful. We visited Drayton Hall in 1985 when we came home from Germany. I remember the reflecting pool and a really big live oak : )

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