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 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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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 keep their leaves all year long) extend their arms to frame the property and add […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Resilient

For me, going to the beach restores my soul.  Even a quick view of the ocean renews my faith in life and living.  The resiliency of sand and shore is something I rely upon.  For me, it’s always been there.  And always will be.  Even if sands shift a bit here and there. Nature really […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Morning

This week’s Weekly Photo Challenge by The Daily Post at WordPress focuses on the word Morning with a bonus if we share something other than the usual sunrise photo.  Now, for me, there’s nothing ordinary about a sunrise since it’s only during my vacation that I rise to greet Mr. Sun in such fine fashion.  But […]

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