Category Archives: The South

Travel theme: Flowers in the Rain

We didn’t have to travel far to accept the challenge posed on Ailsa’s blog, Where’s My Backpack.  In fact, it was a treat to combine our usual morning walk with this week’s rain theme and a reason to stop and look closely at … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Harbor Town Reflecting

We’re finding that we like renting from AirBnB — good properties, full disclosures, ratings from actual renters.  But sometimes even the owners don’t know the whole story. When we craved a week-long getaway at a South Carolina destination, we found a … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Magic: Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk 2015

Because so many people look forward to the Dogwood Arts Chalk Walk each year, we’re republishing this post featuring some of the amazing art from Chalk Walk 2015.  The 2017 event will be held at Market Square Knoxville on Saturday, … Continue reading

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It IS easy being green in coastal South Carolina!

Coastal South Carolina is greening up with fresh shoots of spartina grass on Daufuskie, sprigs of resurrection vine at Harbor Town, amd waterfront greenery at Palmetto Bluff.  Not to mention the greens of Harbor Town Links ready for the RBC … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: A Good Match

On the coast of South Carolina and throughout the Deep South, Lowcountry houses and live oak trees make good matches.  And sometimes you don’t see one without the other. Live oaks (so called because they are the only variety to … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Turquoise in South Carolina

We were traveling on the coast of South Carolina when Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack posted her travel theme for the week:  Turquoise.  Beach towns are filled with this cheery color, so finding photo-worthy shots posed no problem. At Harbor … Continue reading

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Chef’s Table Tour offers a taste of Knoxville with a side of history!

In one three-hour span, you can tour downtown Knoxville, learn a bit of history, meet new friends and sample East Tennessee fare.  It’s all part of the Chef’s Table Tour, one of the offerings from East TN Tours combining food … Continue reading

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Miniature circus brings big joy: Tibbals Learning Center at The Ringling

With the announcement that Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus will perform for the last time in May 2017, we are re-publishing our post of August 19, 2015, on the Tibbals Learning Center at The Ringling in Sarasota.  Although the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Local color at Oakes Farm

It’s our guess that all across America this time of year farmers are busy.  (Well, aren’t they always?)  It’s just that instead of being consumed by harvest chores and all, they’re leading folks through corn mazes, selling apple cider, and … Continue reading

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An artsy find in North Carolina: Penland School of Crafts

Visiting the home and studio of Michael Kline (featured in our previous post “Outstanding in any field: Michael Kline Pottery”) had many side benefits:  pastoral setting, creative pottery, and a tip from his wife, Stacey Lane, about where to go next. … Continue reading

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