Crab dock at Pawleys Island, SC

Beach Week: PI’s Historic District

In every walk in nature, one receives more than he seeks. John Muir A week at Pawleys Island, South Carolina, wouldn’t be complete without one or more early morning walks. Since we stay in what’s called the Bird’s Nest on the South End, a walk in the historic district begins right around the corner from […]

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Pawleys Pier just before rain

Beach Week: Pawleys Pier

If you believe that this life is all there is and there is no greater power than man, you must walk to the end of this pier at sunset.    Donna Calhoun Although we’ve vacationed at Pawleys Island, SC for over 35 years, we’ve never stood on Pawleys Pier. We’ve stood around it — left side, […]

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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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude

Sometimes being alone doesn’t literally mean ALONE. Sometimes solitude is carving out me-time in the midst of worldly things. For more expressions of solitude, move quietly and singularly to the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Solitude and check ’em out.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inspiration

For the past 30 years or so, we’ve visited Pawleys Island, South Carolina, the last week of July.  As an educator, I’ve often walked the beach to reflect on what worked the year before in teaching students and what I’d like to do differently in the coming year.  The inspiration I gain from these yearly […]

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