30 September 2016
28 September 2016
|Rainbow Row, Charleston, SC|
Rainbow Row is the name for a series of thirteen colorful historic houses in Charleston, South Carolina. It represents the longest cluster of Georgian row houses in the United States. The houses are located north of Tradd St. and south of Elliot St. on East Bay Street, that is, 79 to 107 East Bay Street. The name Rainbow Row was coined after the pastel colors they were painted as they were restored in the 1930s and 1940s. It is a popular tourist attraction and is one of the most photographed parts of Charleston.
27 September 2016
|ZigZag Alley, Charleston, SC|
Years ago I read the book about Mrs. Whaley's Charleston Garden and if I recall her gardening advice it was to: a) marry a wealthy and generous husband and b) hire a gardener. Yep!
26 September 2016
I didn't quite make my 10,000 steps this evening but did get over 9,000 before it was too dark to continue. I need to buy some lighter walking shirts.
Time to bring back my Suffragettes poster. This evening's debate is making me nervous and all I have to do is watch tv. If you haven't registered to vote, it's time to do it. This is much too important.
25 September 2016
|Tybee Island Lighthouse, Tybee Island, GA|
I had my eye on the sky hoping for a good backdrop for lighthouse pictures and got lucky! We had bright blue skies and white billowy clouds for our lighthouse adventure. What a pretty setting it is with the lighthouse keeper's cottage decorating with many of the original furnishings. I climbed the 178 steps to the top and had a good view of the island.
The Tybee Island Light Station, originally constructed in 1736, is Georgia’s oldest, tallest lighthouse and one of America’s most complete historic light station complexes. It has guided mariners safely into the Savannah River for close to 300 years. All of its original support buildings are still located on the five-acre site off US-80 at Fort Screven. Still a functioning navigational aid, the station’s light, courtesy of a first order Fresnel lens, can be seen 18 miles offshore. Visitors willing to climb the 178 steps to the top of the recently restored lighthouse will enjoy a spectacular view of the entire island.
24 September 2016
|Tybee Island, GA|
22 September 2016
|Ronald McDonald House, Charleston, SC|
The Ronald McDonald House opened its doors 32 years ago as a home away from home where families stay while their children undergo extensive medical treatment. Today, the House is able to serve 32 families every single night.Here, parents and children lead a life as normal as possible during their traumatic times without the financial burden of costly hotel and travel expenses. Our home offers these families’ comfortable beds, hot meals, a caring staff, and a four-legged friend, Gardy, all just steps from the hospital.
21 September 2016
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18 September 2016
|Colonial Lake, Charleston, SC|
We've enjoyed dramatic blue skies and billowy clouds today. I often park on lower Rutledge when I march about town and carrying a camera makes me try to see the same sights in a fresh way. The red brick building was the former Baker Sanitarium and is now fashionable condos.
Clothes washed, walking done, a few chores taken care of. I may have time to squeeze in a nap.
Remember that as Charleston Restaurant ends, Avondale Restaurant week begins. These are the restaurants that will be participating from September 19 - 25. Where shall we go? What shall we eat?
16 September 2016
|Governor's Award For Volunteering, Columbia, SC 2016|
I love nominating worthy candidates and the Patient Representative volunteers from Roper St. Francis won the Group category award. I was so tickled! We rallied our group and drove to Columbia for the event and had a wonderful day. Congratulations to all the winners. Your stories make us proud to live in South Carolina.
13 September 2016
|Warren St., Charleston, SC|
12 September 2016
|Roasted baby eggplants, Charleston, SC|