Mrs. Matlock’s seven week Rainbow Summer School is now in session.
This week’s color of the Rainbow assignment is Orange~
We just returned from our annual family beach trip and I went through my photos looking for orange shots to share.
Beautiful sunrises & sunsets are the norm at Harbor Island. Our family has been visiting this barrier island located near Beaufort, S.C. for the past five years. Quiet and relatively secluded, with the exception of pelicans, herons, horseshoe crabs & playful dolphins~ I’m afraid that our secluded family getaway will cease to be secluded, with Southern Living’s article on The South’s Most Secret Beaches, published in the April edition of their magazine.
So Shhhhh~ don’t tell anyone . . .
Our house was appropriately named, and as luck would have it, a shrimp color (that’s a shade of orange, right?)
Loggerhead Turtle nesting is taking place up and down the beach~ we counted 27 nest sites.
Loggerhead Turtle tracks we found on our early morning beach walk :-) The turtle people were marking the new nest. . .
Speaking of shrimp, trawlers and birds are hard at work all morning long . . .
Orange-y palm fronds of the Palmetto Trees, casting shadows . . .
Comfy furniture on the porch . . . it would have been a delightful place to curl up with a book, but there was an “extreme heat advisory” for the S.C. coast the week we were there~ with a heat index of 118 the last half of the week.
Our “camp” . . .
. . . complete with an orange kayak~
A few treasures that can be found . . .
Our adult beverage of choice~ Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka, mixed with lemonade. . .
Thanks to serendipity, my brother-in-law, packed & wore his orange hat and shirt . . .
Surf fishing yields surprising results . . .
A word of caution: A baby stingray still has a barb that stings. The resulting puncture wound is painful, requiring an up-to-date tetanus shot, antibiotics, and an inconvenient trip to Urgent Care as another brother-in-law discovered. If you find yourself in this situation, you can read how to treat the sting here until you see a doctor.
Pier fishing at Hunting Island State Park is always on our list of things to do. The pier extends out into Fripp Inlet, with views of Fripp Island, where Pat Conroy makes his home. Watch your bait or the birds will take it. . .
Dining at Dockside is a tradition. . . on this trip we ate there twice.
My nephews cleaned up pretty well :-)
Lots of fishing boats to look at while waiting for a table . . .
My youngest nephew, Seth. . .his food of choice~ chicken fingers & bread, not necessarily in that order.
A dolphin spotted cruising by looking for dinner too. . .