I had such an amazing time in Charleston! I already miss riding my bike everywhere and the amazing restaurants! Being back home is great, but it’s a little strange being two hours away from the beach. One day soon though I’ll return to visit and maybe one day to live. This beautiful city by the sea will always hold a special place in my heart. :)
Becca Boyd Speight - “Charleston Purple Street”
Beautiful White Point Gardens
Charleston’s Garden Walls - A poem by Helen Bittel Tinley
Like surviving members of a faithful guard, they still stand to challenge those who might disturb their private worlds - where time joins its past and sleeps on velvet moss in corners hidden from the sun. The fig vine tailors their green fitted jackets, and in the spring, jessamine gives them golden fringe to sew along their shoulders. Only wind and the swift flights of birds escape their constant watch and pass, unnoticed, with the days that look for rest in shadows.
Beautiful Charleston Flower Boxes!
Saturday Market in Marion Square
One of my favorite parts of living in Charleston is riding my bike down to the Saturday Market every saturday morning. A bunch of local vendors come together to sell extremely delicious fruits and vegetables along with fun crafts and beautiful pieces of arts. My favorite buy has been three paintings of Charleston by a lady from Italy named Marina. …Check out Lowcountry Local First for more info on the saturday market and buying local down south!
Folly Beach. Always a fabulous time!
An enchanted city by the sea :)
The Morris Island Lighthouse
Today I discovered a little gem. Just off the coast of Folly Beach stands the beautiful, old Morris Island Lighthouse. Built in 1872, the lighthouse is a beloved symbol of Charleston’s maritime past. Sadly, the land around the lighthouse has eroded over the years leaving just a small area of land that the lighthouse is supported on. An organization called Save The Light, Inc. is working to preserve this historical monument and keep it from falling into the sea.
To best see the lighthouse drive on East Ashley until it ends. This secluded Folly Beach park is absolutely gorgeous and filled with pretty vegetation, drift wood, fish, crabs, turtle nests and dolphins playing off shore.
Adventures at Irvin-House Vineyards & Firefly Distillery