"Following where my camera leads me!"

"Following where my camera leads me!"

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Pretty in pink---and blue and yellow, purple too!

Came upon this dreamy pastel scene on Sullivan's Island. Arent they pretty?



Friday, August 17, 2012

Sullivan's Island Sunset

Another dramatic seaside sunset.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Sailboats

It was a lovely evening for watching all the sailboats out on the water the other night.





































































Sailing looks so peaceful, slow and relaxing!




Friday, August 10, 2012

"Its a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.."--well, if you like rain! I do!

Goodness gracious wasnt that a nice big gully-washer that swooped through this afternoon?

We stopped to watch a soccer game over at Hampton Park, in full swing despite the thunder, heavy downpour, and lightning!
There was a lovely rainbow here, barely visible in the photo. See it? Sure was pretty!
Rainwashed Hampton Park
Riding the waves in the streeet y'all!










































It was a soaking wet day.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Well, speaking of those bottle trees...

I've photographed quite a few of these curiously lovely bottle trees all around the Lowcountry.
Here are some of my favorites:

I happened on this one last December during the Christmas season, in downtown Charleston.




































What I love about this one is the variety of colors used, not just all blue. Not that I dont love the "completely cobalt" ones as well!


















I spotted this one last Fall, also downtown:



































I love how it is so thick with bottles---there are so many on it! And the color---the peircingly deep shade of blue, blue, blue!

Spotted this lovely one right near the state line this summer! It sits at Frampton Plantation House, which is a Lowcountry Visitors Center located at US 17/I95----exit 33 off the highway.


They even posted a sign near their bottle tree with the legend on it:




This is a lovely and interesting place to spend an afternoon! John Frampton built the house in the 1700s and it was later destroyed by Sherman in 1865. Cotton planter Frampton re-built a smaller version of the original home in 1868.
The grounds are lovely and relaxing, a large tinkling fountain, picnic tables for a snack or lunch and huge moss laden live oaks. The one in the front of the home is over 300 hundred years old.



The  home now serves as a Visitor's Center and is full of unique displays of antique clothing, Civil War artifacts, baskets, and memorabilia.


The gift shop is full of everything from homemade ciders, honeys and jams to historical items, jewelry, candles and books, as well as the basic souvineer items like t-shirts, maps, postcards, and mugs.

They are open 7 days a week from 9-5.

Finishing up with just one more I spotted in Mount Pleasant----


So....what do YOU think about bottle trees? Do you have one? Does your neighbor? What's your favorite color one? Do you find them as charming as I do?