28 June 2017

Need a Notary?

Notary Services, Bogard St., Charleston, SC    
Cutty's is a neighborhood bar across from a pizza restaurant at St. Philip's & Bogard St. The Notary Public sign caught my eye but I didn't notice the hours of operation until I got home. That is funny. Now check out the wee figure perched on top of the light fixture.

A former members-only club reborn as a boozy community center for Charleston's creatures of the night. We're divey and proud of it. Entrance on Bogard St, across from D'Al's Pizza.

27 June 2017

Shutter art

Morris St., Charleston, SC   
They have seen better days but these decorative shutters always make me pause and smile. Thank you, dear builder for taking the extra trouble to cut in flowers that entertain me still so many years later.

26 June 2017

Shem Creek Boardwalk

Shem Creek Boardwalk, Mt. Pleasant, SC   
Walking the boardwalk at Shem Creek park is like an instant vacation. Shrimp boats, kayaks, stand up paddlers, fishing and dolphins bobbing in the creek.

25 June 2017

Pitt Street Bridge

Pitt St. Bridge, Mt. Pleasant, SC   
Say "Oh" what a beautiful morning. The forecast predicted rain but I had a delicious brunch at Water's Edge on Shem Creek and a walk down to the end of the Pitt St. bridge and got home before I heard the rumble of thunder.

24 June 2017

Walk with me - Bogard St.

Bogard St., Charleston, SC   
 Join me on my morning walk on Bogard St. Let's catch up with the changes!

When I first moved to Charleston it would not have been on my regular walking route but now it has well known restaurants - Trattoria Lucca, George Art gallery, D'Allesandro's Pizza, a new restaurant opening called Chubby Fish, the Catfiddle St. project, students moving in and out and a variety package of new and old homes.

23 June 2017

Edisto Mattress Swing

Mattress Swing, Edisto, SC 
The mattress swing on the side of the road is a familiar sight on the way to Edisto Beach. This is the most festive I've ever seen it. I am never sure of the etiquette - am I supposed to donate a couple bucks for the photo op? I'd be willing to but since I am never sure, I grab a shot and zip away.

Here is a link to some of the story: Edisto Mattress Swing. Sounds like it started when hubby had to sleep outside :)

22 June 2017

Ketch up!

Burger Hut, Hollywood, SC    
Ketch-Up! You'll Relish the Flavor!

Pull up to the cutest little burger joint around in Hollywood, SC. It even comes with a religious message. "Taste and see that the Lord is Good". Fittingly, I was there on a Sunday and it was closed. 

21 June 2017

Edisto mystery tree in it's summer glory

Edisto Mystery Tree, Edisto Island, SC   
The Edisto Mystery Tree is decked out in it's summer finery welcoming visitors to the island. I always look for it and try to grab a shot.
The tree stands a stone’s throw away from where Highway 174 intersects with Botany Bay Road. It’s nothing more than a scraggly little thing, but for generations it’s been decorated by locals and vacationers all throughout the year. During the peak summer months, it is commonplace to see beach chairs, sand pails, flip flops, Independence Day decorations, and a host of other items hanging from the tree. Like the seasons, the tree changes along with them. While the tree is ever-changing, the real mystery behind the tree is that nobody knows just who started the whole thing to begin with. In fact at one point some rebellious youths uprooted the tree and hauled it away, but lo and behold, some mysterious benefactor planted another similar tree in its place. Whether it was the same person who planted the original tree and started the decorative tradition or just a local who couldn’t stand to see the festive plant disappear, it appears that the Edisto Mystery Tree is not going away any time soon.