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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Travel theme: Pastel

Having just returned from our yearly trek to Pawleys Island, South Carolina, we’re naturally looking through our pictures to see what to cut and keep.  Not an easy task, of course, since neither of us wants to pitch out a sunrise or sunset. And we’ve even posted once this week on the DailyPost Weekly Photo […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Narrow

For those of you who follow our blogs, you may remember one of our favorite spots that we visit in July of each year:  Pawleys Island, South Carolina.  A tiny historical marker on one of the causeways says that Pawleys is the oldest seaside resort in America, and, based upon some of the dwellings that […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

This may sound a bit like the venerable Charles Dickens’ novel A Tale of Two Cities, but we actually have two happy places to submit to this week’s Daily Post Photo Challenge. Our foremost happy place is Knoxville, Tennessee, where we’ve lived for nearly half a century!  In 2013, artist Bobbie Crews led a group of […]

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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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