Snapdragons got their name from the fact that someone thought they looked like dragons and when you hold the side of the flower together and then let go they snap shut. Yes, they do snap shut but I can't see the dragon resemblance can you?
Monday, April 28, 2014
One last look at the ocean.... like sands through the fingers of our lives...ha! The tide was so high that the water came under our chairs. We were laughing as we held up our feet. There was no where to go...to sit or to walk, the tide was that high. It was a way for the ocean to say "go home, Carol" ;-)
Thank you to my grand daughter, Allison, for all the sacrifices that she had to make for me like giving up her bedroom for 3 weeks. And thanks to my grandson John for letting me use the van every morning giving me the wheels to go to the beach and Brookgreen. Thanks to the whole family for all their hospitality and generosity. I had the best time ever!
The shrimp boats were a bust. There was no way to get a shot without the steel mill in the back ground....this was the best of the lot. We did have a nice walk and ice cream after. Pretty nice evening.
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Yesterday, I got an I phone and I think that damn phone is much smarter than me. Amy and Allison are helping me with it but I think that I am past the age that technology can sink into my brain. Will try later to take a picture with it and send it via text...if I can do that I am on my way. For those of you wondering, the phone itself was .97 cents and I was eligble for an upgrade...think I got a pretty good deal.
Tomorrow, my last full day here, we are going to Scatories http://www.scatoris.com/ for lunch....my favorite Italian place down here...yum!
Saturday, April 26, 2014
Friday, April 25, 2014
Having a great time here in SC, busy every day. Tomorrow we are having a big shopping day. Weather is beautiful, 82 right now with shining sun.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
What a great birding day I had! Got to the state park about 7:30 and spotted an Anhinga perched on a post on the causeway and it got better from there. Beautiful weather and low tide made it the greatest day for birding since I arrived in SC. If only CNB bank didn't steal my $250 from their ATM, it would have been a perfect day. It looks like I will have to file a dispute to get my money back.
Love all my feathered friends and got 3 life birds today!
Great Blue Heron
This is where it was all happening this morning ...low tide on the saltwater side...see causeway in the background.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Great weather for our day trip to Charleston yesterday. Here we are near The Battery enjoying the sail boats and the beautiful bridge. We had lunch at a cafe/bakery called Saffron. I had a sandwich on the best croissant since Paris. Afterwards, we went on a historic carriage ride...more photos to come. On the way home it was PF Changs for dinner.
Thank you Takeshi and Amy for a great day
Takeshi spotted this Yellow-crowned Night Heron....one for my life list. I've seen and photographed a Black-crowned but this is my first Yellow-crowned....yea!
Despite the fact that it rained on and off all day on Easter Sunday we had a nice day. We went to Conway and walked along the river walk and had a yummy lunch at Coopers...a buffet. I took some nice family photos that I have yet to edit. Also asked Amy to drive me out a little way in the country so I could get some rural pictures for a facebook page that I belong to. Got this absolutely fabulous photo of a jeep....I love it.
We came home and Amy cooked a great ham dinner...it was a lovely day all the way around!