Re-opening Charleston, SC: A weekend update

A quick weekend getaway to Pawleys Island, SC was just what the doctor ordered: rest, relaxation, and the prettiest natural scenery on any beach. But to make the week stretch a bit further, we spent a night on the way back home in Charleston, SC. Since we’re all recovering from an almost two-month quarantine, here’s […]

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Lens-Artists Challenge #97: Pastimes

Do what you love, and love what you do.  Israelmore Ayivor Guest host Sue (Mac’s Girl) who writes The Nature of Things threw down the challenge of pastimes — what we spend our time doing outside of our work lives for this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge. Since we’re at the beach for a week at Pawleys […]

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Discover Prompt 24: Elixir

There are moments when the elixir of life rises to such over−brimming splendor that the soul spills over. Henry Miller I used to sleep in on our vacations to the beach, a luxury for a working mother of two. But that was before I discovered what really happens on beaches before dawn. Nowadays, I need […]

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Discover Prompt 16: Slow day at Kiawah

Even at sunrise you can tell if it’s going to be a day packed with touring, photography, events. Or if it’s just a day to relax. And the verdict? Slow down at the beach at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. First things first: a blue rental umbrella, wooden beach chairs and a focus on the sea. […]

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Discover Prompt 9: Pairs at Pawleys

Almost every morning during our one short week vacation at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, I get up before dawn and walk down to the beach. Sometimes I sit on the pilings. Sometimes I stroll and look for seashells, shark teeth and whatever else has washed ashore. Sometimes I just stare at the heavens while colors […]

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Seen better times in McClellanville.

Creepin’ out in McClellanville

I’ve saved this story until Halloween, but I’ve thought of it several times since this past summer.  Each July, we leave our hometown of Knoxville to vacation at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, for a week.  On the way home, we take different routes home just to see more of those sweet coastal towns you read […]

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Hilton Head harbor under repair

Harbor Town Reflecting

(This post from 2017 has been reprinted and modified from the original.) As a development, Hilton Head, South Carolina, has much going for it: pristine beaches, superb restaurants, and a main harbor flanked by chic shops for both men and women. We were fortunate to rent an AirBnB near Harbor Town with a balcony overlooking […]

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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 Heritage golf tournament.  It IS easy being green in South Carolina! For more green, head […]

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