25 June 2019

Colonial Lake blossoms

Colonial Lake, Charleston, SC
The Parks Conservancy Park Angels have done a wonderful job with the flower beds and maintenance at Colonial Lake. It is a treat to see what is in bloom every time I go by.

It's pretty hot out there! I had to wait almost until dark to go for my walk. But I did. Drip, drip. 

23 June 2019

Newborn Photography

What a sweetie. I was closing my back gate preparing to leave when I spotted this little fella, fresh newborn finding his way around my little lime tree. I wish I'd had a close up lens and tripod but did the best I could to follow him as he explored his new world.

22 June 2019

Busy week!

SCRUBS Camp 2019
I've been on the run this week coordinating the hospital based SCRUBS health career summer camp. What a great group of teenagers! It makes me feel good about the future of healthcare and reassured that there will be good people in place to take care of me when I need it. So many of my co-workers took time from busy schedules to share their knowledge. We made the Post & Courier this morning and ABC 4 last night. Thanks team!

16 June 2019

Magnolia Plantation walking

Magnolia Plantation Gardens, Charleston, SC
I had a long time online blogging/social media friend Maggie visit Charleston this week from Australia. Naturally we went walking at Magnolia Plantation, through the garden and the swamp. She almost took a detour tripping over a young alligator on the path but all is well! It's one of my favorite places in the world and I am always happy to show it off. 

08 June 2019

St. Julien Peaches

St. Julien Plantation Farm Stand, Eutawville, SC
I wait for this farm stand to come to life every year and it never disappoints! Eutawville peaches are famous for their deliciousness and the silver queen corn and fresh tomatoes are a treat.

I spent all Friday at a meeting on the site of our new hospital in Berkeley county and decided to just stay on the road and head for the lake for the night. This was a happy basket of fresh garden treats to bring home. I think I have a little cream in the refrigerator for one of those peaches!

03 June 2019

Art in the park - West Ashley Greenway

West Ashley Greenway, Charleston, SC 
 I have been eagerly awaiting planned improvements to the West Ashley Greenway and Bikeway. I'd heard that a new site specific scuplture had been installed and made a point to walk down to see it. It is odd looking - tanks joined together but the opening invites you climb in and look up to see the colorful view. More to come I hope!

30 May 2019

On the road - Greenville

Tree Root System, Greenville, SC
I  was looking forward to visiting this amazing tree root system on the path just up the hill from Reedy Park in Greenville. It is a wonderful sight. I could have stayed there all day offering to take pictures of happy visitors posing in front of it. 

28 May 2019

On the road - Poinsett Bridge

Poinsett Bridge, Greenville, SC 
The Poinsett Bridge has been on my list for awhile and it was a worthwhile detour on the last day in the Greenville area. It was about half an hour from Greenville. What a sweet and cool spot on a record breaking hot day. There is a lively creek flowing under the bridge and we took our shoes off to soak our tootsies in the cool water. 
Poinsett Bridge is the oldest bridge in South Carolina and perhaps in the entire southeastern United States. Named for Joel Roberts Poinsett, it was built in 1820 as part of a road from Columbia, South Carolina to Saluda Mountain. The stone bridge, which includes a 14-foot Gothic arch and stretches 130 feet over Little Gap Creek, may have been designed by Robert Mills, architect of the Washington Monument. Though no longer in use, the bridge remains largely intact and is part of the 120-acre Poinsett Bridge Heritage Preserve. There is a nature trail a few hundred yards from the bridge.The bridge was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.