Category: Water

Osprey, Heron, Geese and Blackhawks

It’s usually pretty quiet in our corner of the lake until boating season kicks off Memorial Day, continuing through Labor Day~ for the most part, just us and the birds. Herons are here year round~ we have a permanent resident in our cove ~you can see the one in my header, strolling down our dock.…

Reflecting and January Blues

January for me is a time of reflecting. . . Trying to avoid the January Blues. . .  Cleaning out the old~ Making way for the new. . . Hoping your New Year holds time for you to reflect & relax~ Thank you for your visit, I’m  joining:  Mosaic Monday~ Outdoor Wednesday ~ Watery Wednesday ~   Seasonal Sundays~

Great Expectations

 We’re all looking forward to Fall at my house~ anticipating its arrival with great expectations. . . Eager for cooler weather & less humidity. . .   Anxious for the smell of Fall in the air~ apple cider, pumpkin pie & fires burning. . . Longing for cooler nights~ sleeping under blankets with windows open. . . Under clear skies~ watching…

Fantasy Island Getaway

 We celebrated our 27th wedding anniversary August 18th~ No grand celebration or jetting away to an exotic locale or favorite destination for the last week of summer~ just enjoying a quiet weekend after a few busy weeks.      Although I  did find myself fantasizing about a tropical island getaway. . . Turks and Caicos, Grand Cayman, St. Maarten. . .…

Boat Drinks

During our week at Harbor Island, we had dinner at Sweetgrass Restaurant & Bar at the Dataw Island Marina~  where the cleverly concocted cocktails are all inspired by boats at the marina. . . Here are a few straight from the marina & menu~ Sweet Thing III~ “Life sure is sweet with this refreshing blend of Firefly Sweet…

It’s Good to be Queen

A city rich with history, Southern hospitality, and casual seaside charm~ Beaufort, South Carolina is the “Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands”~ discovered by the Spanish in 1514 and chartered by the British in 1711. This year Beaufort celebrates its Tricentennial~ a special and historic birthday ~ that’s a lot of candles and a lot of cake!  A…

Beach, Birds, Boats & Boys

  Harbor Island, a barrier island in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, is a private residential community, located between Charleston and Hilton Head Island.  Its three-mile stretch of beach is visited mostly by pelicans, herons, horseshoe crabs and is a nesting site for Loggerhead Sea Turtles.         A great beach for boys. . . To see some…

Loggerhead Love

We just returned from our annual family trip to Harbor Island~ a barrier island in the Lowcountry of South Carolina~ home to pelicans, herons, horseshoe crabs and a nesting site to Loggerhead Turtles.  By the end of our week’s stay, this private residential 3 mile-stretch-of-beach, had a recorded number of 64 turtle nests~ closing in…

Latitude Adjustment

     There is nothing like spending a couple of days in Key West to make you long for a latitude adjustment. . . the laid back lifestyle filled with sun-drenched days, beautiful sunsets, southern charm & Caribbean flavor~         At the peak of summer, the average high is 89° F with an ocean breeze blowing across this 4 mile by 2 mile…