Posted on April 15, 2010
What a magnificent day. And I was just the photographer! The beautiful couple, their gracious families, their closest friends and the idyllic spring weather all combined for a picture-perfect Southern wedding. The ceremony at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church was followed by a reception a few blocks down the street at the Old Village Post House.
Posted on February 21, 2010
Chirping birds, glorious blue skies and warmer temps all came together today to inspire my first island bike tour in months. Blissful. Lots of folks have spring fever, and we took our first antidote yesterday, when, just seven days after playing in a rare Charleston snow, we celebrated Alden’s third birthday with a backyard jump castle extravaganza.
The rain is forecasted to roll in tomorrow, so this was the perfect way to round out the weekend with more outdoor fun. As I pedaled along, grateful to be living near the sea, I shamelessly admit I became slightly annoyed by a few things.
Anyway, none of those petty grievances could encroach on my joy for long. Perhaps the only real bummer of biking along on such a fantastic day is that I witnessed some great would-be photos and I was camera-free. First, I glimpsed two adorable stringy-haired girls – one blonde, one brunette – hanging out in their soccer duds. Two giggly pals parked in the grass with their pink soccer ball next to a red fire hydrant. Carefree girliness personified.
Next, I almost ran over a group of birds by Fort Moultrie. I’ve had no success sneaking up on these long-beaked birds on the beach or in a boat, and here they were marching across the street from Stella Maris as if they’d realized a communion wafer was no substitute for a Sunday lunch. Make way for oystercatchers!
And finally, a vision that the men would surely appreciate. Seems I wasn’t the only one with spring fever. A group of superfit bikini-clad women was playing volleyball on a sand court in an Isle of Palms sideyard. My bare legs were frozen after pedaling into the chilly headwind, and these gals were just rockin’ their fit summer Olympian frames in a vision that screamed July.
Hmmm, there’s an idea. July. Bring it on!
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Posted on March 2, 2009
Given Charleston’s mild versions of winter, I have little to complain about. After all, we need some occasional chilly temps so we can legitimately break out woolen layers for oyster roasts! But this winter seems to have dragged on, and the groundhog must have laughed smugly when he popped up last month, knowing spring was still weeks away.
The Boy and I took advantage of a recent springlike day, looking for signs of life on our “birds-and-turtles” walk around the neighborhood. We caught glimpses of color and wildlife and are reassured that spring will be here soon enough.