"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Friday, September 23, 2016

Rainbow Row

The last time we walked by, I looked up and noticed something I'd not seen before---


Isn't that a gorgeous blue/white ginger jar up there?

Not many crepe myrtles left.......a few brave blooms still going. Fall is here!

Happy Fall, Y'all!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Grandparents Day

First time on the big tree swing!

To those of you who enjoy the wonderful blessing and privilege of being Grandparents or even Great Grandparents----I hope you enjoyed the day set aside to honor Grandparents last weekend. Earlier that week, we were invited to go have lunch with granchild at her school, and that was so fun! She was so excited to see us!
 On Grandparents Day--we had a wonderful afternoon and evening. We went swinging on the big tree swing in one of our favorite special gardens.

And we spent the evening on the beach, until we were so hungry for supper--we had to leave! LOL

"Is this the little girl I carried?
Is this the little boy at play?
I don't remember growing older--
when did they?
When did she grow to be a beauty?
When did he get to be so tall?
Wasn't it yesterday
when they were small?
Sunrise, Sunset
Swiftly fly the days
Seedlings turn overnight to sunflowers
Blossoming even as they gaze.
Sunrise, Sunset. Sunrise, Sunset.
...........Perry Como
I just love that beautiful song and it's message. Its such a good reminder to me to not put off things til "someday". Someday may never come. 

Shoes came off and fun was had!

Waves crashed, seagulls sang, pelicans dove for supper, and a nice salty breeze kept us cool.

Mr. Front Porch and I are both enjoying this stage of life SO MUCH. What a blessing and gift to be grandparents. We take that role seriously and do all we can to help/support/encourage, and are always mindful of "what will this little child remember of me? what legacy am I leaving her? What can we teach her that is lasting? How can we be good role models?" What a treasure grandchildren are, and someday we are looking forward to being great-grandparents as well! If the good Lord gives us that opportunity, we will be so thrilled! 
One thing we all know for sure--children remember the time you spent with them. Gifts are soon forgotten, lost, out-grown. But that precious TIME YOU spend with them lasts forever in their hearts. And time flies by in the blink of an eye, it's here and gone so quickly. I can't believe how fast it is going by.  Time and ourselves is the most important gift we can give our grandkids, isn't it?
I don't want to miss a second of it!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Summer Dance

Last weekend we attended the Shagging dance at the pier.

The South Carolina State Dance is the Shag

We will need our energy! ha ha LOL

Making our way to the end of the long pier....to the dance. Fun to be underneath the big bridge!

Stopping to enjoy the sunset!

This couple was great!

So were they!
CLICK HERE TO SEE SHAGGING DANCING: (could watch them all day---they are so good!)

Shaggin Grand Nationals 2014

The band (Sneakers) kept the dance floor PACKED all night long. Nothing really beats dancing outside, under the stars! Good music, good times!

Shagging at Nationals:(click below)

Fun to watch!-another great couple!

It was one of the most beautiful nights I can remember in a long time.......we didn't even get hot dancing........there was a constant breeze going to keep us cool.

I'm pretty sure the shag dance originated around the 1940s.  Kids in the 50s and 60s did it to 'beach music'. Its a very relaxed dance with the legs looking like limber noodles but the dance steps very precise. Today we have shag clubs all over our state--Greenville, Charleston, Columbia, Sumter, Spartanburg, and of course Conway, North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach.

my friend over at "Lawn Tea" remembers about the fun times of shagging too! Click below to read her fun memories! Looks like her and I both have been enjoying good old fashioned beach music today. It really is happy music.
Shagging in North Carolina

A real good place to take a break! And what a view!

Lights of the city---Beautiful view back across the water to our home in Charleston

I'll leave you with this:

84 Year Olds Shagging: (click below)

84 Year Olds Shaggin in Myrtle Beach

Friday, September 16, 2016

Magnolia Garden

"A garden is an ever-changing, evolving, growing, surprising place."
...Charlotte Moss

We found this amazing garden west of the Ashley. What fun it was to spend some time here exploring all the things growing!

Spider Flowers....so prettty! I think their real name is Cleome?

Such a neat and well tended garden area

Love these pops of bright orange!

Sunflowers are amazing aren't they?

A very interesting and peaceful community garden. Sure enjoyed strolling among all the vegetables and bright flowers!