Mrs. Matlock’s Rainbow Summer School is now in session~
This week’s color of the Rainbow assignment is Green~ I thought I’d share some Green from a weekend visit to Charleston, South Carolina.
At first glance this wrought iron appears black, but is actually considered Charleston Green. The color originated after the American Civil War, when the North provided black paint to the South for use in its reconstruction. Too “funereal” for Charlestonians’ sensibilities, as well as too proud to use paint that came from Yankees, they mixed the black with a little yellow, and their own color of Charleston Green was born.
Glimpses into small courtyards find gardens lush & full of greenery~
How these window boxes thrive in Charleston’s sweltering temperatures always amazes me. . .
Palmetto Trees line the sidewalks ~ South Carolina’s official state tree. . .
More wrought iron, no mistaking this green for black :-)
And more green iron~
Bike around the city. . .
Or take a carriage ride to see the sights. . .
We prefer to stroll, so you don’t miss treasures like these. . .
Most importantly, if you visit Charleston with the heat in the triple digits, remember to stay hydrated. . . :-)
Since this is Rainbow Summer School, I thought it only appropriate that I end with pictures of Rainbow Row.