Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Stroll, Part Deux

Is there anything more glorious than a summer stroll beneath moss draped oaks with the sun sparkling across the water in the distance?
Come with me, let's enjoy the sights and sounds of this beautiful day:).
View of the water at the end of the street where my friend lives.
Further down the street this ancient oak stretches its branches out towards the water.

Marble stairs to Seccession House. The Seccession papers were signed in this house before the Civil War.

Flowers are blooming outside of this cottage that houses an interior design shop.

It's a bit hot so maybe we should sit a spell and enjoy the water views.

A soft breeze billows through the marsh grasses across the glassy water.
This front porch looks welcoming. Love the red geraniums:).

This lovely lady is known for her amazing gardens.

The sun peeks through trees dappling this street in a myriad of shadowy light.

A newly constructed gate stands beside the ancient tabby wall original to the house beyond.

Down the road a bit is one of the oldest homes in town, built c. 1720.

Beyond the iron gate a moss covered walkway leads to the house and gardens.

It's good to be back to my friend's house after such a long stroll. We should sit in the kitchen and have some lemonade. The copper pots shimmer above us.

These lovely flowers add a splash of color from the gardens.

Let's see if there is anything in the pantry to nibble with our lemonade. (Yes, my friend has decorated her pantry and it is beautiful-the green glass photo a few posts back is from her pantry:).

Even the curtain tie-backs are lovely.
Thanks for taking a stroll with me! I enjoyed the company!!!
BTW, I have started a new blog about the rennovation of our bathroom. It is more text than pictures but it documents the insanity of the remodeling project. The only way to survive was to laugh at the antics and setbacks. I invite you visit at:


Sandi said...

I so enjoyed the summer stroll!! Thanks for taking us along. That marble!

Paula said...

Dear Kim,

I enjoyed the summer stroll so much! Thank you for taking such beautiful photos! I loved seeing the house where the seccession papers were signed, those marble stairs are beautiful, and the oldest house in that area is stunning! Your friend's house looks lovely as well.

I am off to visit your new blog!

Have a beautiful weekend!
Love, Paula

Anne said...

What a lovely stroll you and your friend had. Thanks for sharing the photos with all of us. It was nice visiting your blog. You have a charming blog.

sepiadreams said...

Thanks for letting me disappear into the loveliness if only for a moment...Love Tiina...Can't wait to see the new blog...

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Lovely ... I so love the curtain tie backs... Oh My..

Deanna said...

Enjoyed this refreshing stroll.
Your pics are great.
What a nice post.

crochet lady said...

Kim, thanks for the stroll through such a lovely place. How fun it would be to pose on that marble staircase.

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy a walk with you. Stories, pictures and such welcoming hospitality. See all Southern ladies are belles. Blessings

Andrea said...

Kim, what a lovely stroll! Thank you so much! So much beauty to behold - I just had to take a deep breath and enjoy!

I do love your friend's pantry! I peeked at the image of green glasses in a post below. Her house just seems full of romance and cottage charm!

And, again, the pictures of the low country are amazing! For some reason, they reminded me of St. Simon's Island. Have you been there? It's one of my favorite places in the world.

Blessings to you, dear friend, and may your weekend be filled with more beauty and the presence of our Lord.


lorhen82 said...

Enjoyed the stroll! Congrats on your new blog...I love the name of it! ~Lori

Jodie LeJeune said...

Whew! I've been gone for a week and you've strolled by many a houses girl! Thanks for taking me I need another vacation! tee hee! Your photos are beautiful...I totally felt like I was there watching the marsh grasses sway as the water rippled!
Loved the visit~
everything vintage

June said...

Another gorgeous stroll with you. I will never tire of it.