Hello to everyone again! Even though I've been absent from this space several days, my blog hasn't "gone away." Instead, I've had a late winter break, visiting Charleston, S.C.
Along with my sister and two cousins, we spent a few days with a cousin who lives in Charleston. And what a wonderful visit we had.
Charleston is such a beautiful place. It was founded in 1670 as Charles Towne, in honor of King Charles II of England. The city is known for its rich history, well-preserved architecture, fine restaurants and mannerly people.
But we mainly visited Charleston for a cousin get-together, something that's become a regularly scheduled event. (We missed the ones who couldn't make it this year!)
Charleston is known for the lovely Camellia bushes. We saw the gorgeous plant blooming in many colors.
|The Camellia bush grows to great heights|
|The Drayton family home at Magnolia Plantation.|
|Along the riverbank at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.|
We took a drive to Kiawah Island. The others took a walk along the beach but I did not because it was so cold and the wind was so high. In fact, it was quite cold the entire time of our visit, unusual for the Carolina low-country.
|The beach at Kiawah.|
|All of us at Magnolia. Me, Henrietta, Becky, Darry and Edith|
|Sitting on our host's deck with their beautiful garden in the background.|
|Lunch at Slightly North of Broad, or S.N.O.B., restaurant.|
|Trying to stay warm during an outing. Practically all these photos were shot by Darry. I was too cold to grab my camera and shoot.|
|A Charleston neighborhood.|
|So many lovely flowers in bloom.|
|A stately home.|
|A charming back garden.|
|Located in Waterford Park, the Pineapple Fountain represents the welcoming hospitality for which Charleston is so well known.|
|Window garden that includes Swiss Chard vegetable.|
A few shots of our cousin Henrietta and husband Dennis' beautiful and wonderfully appointed home.
|The hosts' back garden.|
|My photo of the Angel Tree.|
|An exterior of Henrietta and Dennis' home.|
|One of Henrietta's camellias.|