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IPhriday Photo Challenge: Pictures Please; The Changes on the Porch

The White Wicker Porch

The White Wicker Porch

The White Wicker Porch

The White Wicker Porch

The New Black Wicker Porch

The New Black Wicker Porch

I am always yapping! Sometimes when I look at blogger’s photos I think, I have that same so-and so! Then I just HAVE to tell the blogger, “hey I have the same thing!” Well that happened to me this week with some wicker porch furniture. The response is always the same. Pictures Please! Well I have not figured out how to send photos in a reply message. If anyone out there can tell me how to do this please let me know! So Lisa, here is the porch wicker set, just like yours! The white set went to my upper porch and the green is now on my lower porch. I think the white looks so romantic, but it was showing wear and tear, because we sit out on the porch so much, so upstairs it went!

Here is also one of my zinc galvanized buckets, which Lisa also collects, in my Woodland Garden. I have also used it to put a small Christmas tree in at Christmas time and brought it inside.

The Zinc Fern Pot in the Woodland Garden

The Zinc Fern Pot in My Woodland Garden

The Zinc Fern Pot in My Woodland Garden

The Zinc Fern Pot in My Woodland Garden

Now, I just have to show my teapot collection to the gal who wanted to see my teapots. AND my cookbook collection to the blogger who wanted to see my cookbooks. AND my poster that I carried all over Ireland to bring home to my poster collection, that was exactly the same poster as another bloggers! I will never be done! I think I’ll keep my mouth shut for awhile!

I hope you enjoyed my porch and garden today! Get out there and see what’s going on in your neighborhood and post it for the IPhriday Photo Challenge!  All photos were taken with my IPhone!

 

 

IPhriday Photo Challenge: Charleston, SC

United Church of Christ Cemetery, Charleston, SC

United Church of Christ Cemetery, Charleston, SC

United Church of Christ Cemetery, Charleston, SC

United Church of Christ Cemetery, Charleston, SC

United Church of Christ, Charleston, SC

United Church of Christ, Charleston, SC

Today for our walkabout I am in Charleston, SC, one of my favorite places in the US. And one of my favorite spots to walk is down a very narrow walkway between two buildings deep in the shopping district. The walkway leads to the backside of the United Church of Christ Cemetery. I love it that this cemetery is old, jumbled, and not like any other cemetery I have explored. There is an old brick sidewalk to walk on and beyond the sidewalks are vines, gnarled trees, pine trees, and flowering plants that have been here for years. It is unkept in a kept sort of way. The tombstones are crooked, broken, close together with no rhyme or reason, and sinking. No two look alike and all have faded or worn epitaphs. Some pirates are buried near the outer wall. It is perfect, so wont you join me?

United Church of Christ Cemetery, Charleston, SC

United Church of Christ Cemetery, Charleston, SC

It truly is like an overgrown garden, nothing planned here!

The Azaleas of Charleston's Cemetery

The Azaleas of Charleston’s Cemetery

The Plants of Charleston's Cemetery

The Plants of Charleston’s Cemetery

Strolling through another section of town, I’m delighted with some wild tangerine colors with lively window boxes! I love the wrought iron on the windows too!

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

And now flamingo pink!

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

Finally, the perfect “girls house” in pale pink!

Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC

I hope you enjoyed our short walk in Charleston today! Get out there and see what’s going on in your neighborhood and post it for the IPhriday Photo Challenge!  All photos were done with my IPhone!

 

 

IPhriday Photo Challenge: The Saturday Market

Artwork on the Coffee Shop

Artwork on the Coffee Shop

The Benches That Were Replaced

One of the Benches That Was Replaced

The Bakery at the Saturday Market

The Bakery at the Saturday Market

The Flowers at the Saturday Market

The Flowers at the Saturday Market

One of Many Vegetable Stands at the Saturday Market

One of Many Vegetable Stands at the Saturday Market

Every other Saturday, during the winter months (Christmas through March) and every Saturday at all other times, our town offers a local Farmers’ Market. It takes place in the parking lot of our coffee shop and spills over into other vacant spaces behind the coffee shop! A few months ago I talked about the Hand Painted Benches that were being replaced by generic, black, mundane benches. I found out about this when I went looking for the Love Bench! Well this week we have a new dilemma; we can no longer bring our dogs to the Saturday Market! This has caused a big brouhaha in our small town! The Saturday Market is THE place to visit with your neighbors, along with the Post Office ( we don’t get mail delivered to our homes) So on Saturdays the folks gather up their cloth bags and their dogs and away they go to the Saturday Market. No longer. We must leave our pets at home!

Saturday Market With Dog

Saturday Market With Dog

I ask you, does Fido here look like a problem to you? What is your opinion? Dogs or no dogs at the Market? Our small town ways are fading into the dust!

PS I took these photos at O-Up-Early, when the stalls were being set up, before the crowds got there!

I hope you enjoyed our walk in town today! Get out there and see what’s going on in your neighborhood and post it for the IPhriday Photo Challenge!  All photos were done with my IPhone!

IPhriday Photo Challenge: My Cottage Garden

My Cottage Garden at End of April

My Cottage Garden at End of April

Today as I look at my garden I dream of an idea that I have seen and would love to do in my Woodland Garden! What do you think?

The Stone Circle

The Stone Circle

I hope you enjoyed our walk in the garden today! Get out there and see what’s going on in your neighborhood and post it for the IPhriday Photo Challenge!  All photos were done with my IPhone!

 

IPhriday Photo Challenge: The Stirewalt House

The Stirewalt House

The Stirewalt House

Painted in Waterlogue

The Stirewalt House Painted in Waterlogue

Painted in Brushstroke

The Stirewalt House Painted in Brushstroke

Taking a walk along North Main Street, there are oodles of old homes. Today’s picture is the Stirewalt home. By 1871, Valentine Stirewalt was serving as the manager of Steward’s Hall, the official boarding house for the first students at the college. In 1872 Stirewalt gave up his position and built his home on a lot near campus where the college held the commencement exercises in earlier times. Mr Stirewalt built well, Mrs Currie recalled, “he hewed out the doors from solid oak planks.” His son Bynum and daughter Sallie, the early widowed Mrs. James Paisley, lived nearly all their lives in this home. She played the church organ and he sang in the choir.

There are so many fascinating stories about our small town that I am going to put together a collection and start a new posting series! This will start at the beginning of May, so I’ll keep you posted on that! It will be under the heading LIST, Life In a Small Town.

I hope you enjoyed our walk through the village today! Get out there and see what’s going on in your neighborhood and post it for the IPhriday Photo Challenge!  All photos and Apps applications were done with my IPhone!

 

IPhriday Photo Challenge: The Vinson House

The Vinson House

The Vinson House

Vinson House Painted in Waterlogue App

The Vinson House Painted in Waterlogue App

Vinson House Painted in Brushstroke App

The Vinson House Painted in Brushstroke App

In our small town we are very fortunate to have many of the homes, built at the  turn of the century, still being lived in today. I started with two of the cottages in previous posts and now, after taking another stroll through town, I’d like to feature one of the larger homes once lived in by the Vinson family. Notice the azaleas are in full bloom now!

Today, we’re looking at the Vinson House, although the original home was white.

Professor William Vinson came to our town to teach mathematics at the college.  He married Miss Lily Helper, one of H.P. Helpers’ large family of daughters and they settled into the antebellum Blake home, on the curve of Main Street, owned by the college. After teaching for fourteen years he died and his widow moved out of the home owned by the college and built “the Vinson Home” for herself and their two children. Her daughter, Miss Maude, became a teacher of French, Mathematics and Latin at the high school where she was described as, “rather more than plump, her hair long since escaped from whatever contrivance of hair pins held it together at the start of the day, her dress always green or maroon, whitening with chalk dust as the day wore on. She was energetic, good humored and outspoken, setting academic  and moral standards.”

The Vinson House became a boarding house for the college students, providing a living for the genteel Mrs. Vinson and her family.

I hope you enjoyed our walk through the village today! Get out there and see what’s going on in your neighborhood and post it for the IPhriday Photo Challenge!

IPhriday Photo Challenge: Bloomers

Bridal Wreath Spirea Up Close and Personal

Bridal Wreath Spirea Up Close and Personal

Bridal Wreath Spirea

Bridal Wreath Spirea

Iris Time

Iris Time

A Splash of Violas

A Splash of Violas

A Splash of Violas in Waterlogue App

A Splash of Violas in Waterlogue App

A Splash of Violas in Brushstroke App

A Splash of Violas in Brushstroke App

Walking around the neighborhoods the blooms are bloomin’! Here are some of my favorites for the IPhriday Photo Challenge. Bridal wreath spirea produces the loveliest arched boughs of highly scented flowers. In early to mid-spring, this perennial shrub produces clusters of tiny flower head blooms on cascading stems, looking much like a bride’s bouquet! Wouldn’t these color combinations be beautiful for a spring wedding? I’m making quite a collection of notecards with my IPhone Apps, Waterlogue and Brushstroke! If you missed the blog I posted about the easy way to make notecards look Here!  I hope you enjoyed our walk through the village today! Get out there and see what’s going on in your neighborhood for IPhriday Challenge posts!

IPhriday Photo Challenge: Icicle Cottage

 

The Icicle Cottage

The Icicle Cottage

About two weeks ago I featured The Green Cottage and said I would be showing more of my favorite landmarks. This is the Icicle Cottage to everyone in my family. It is one of the best preserved and charming Victorian cottages anywhere. Built by John Eli Brattain around 1883 notice the “gingerbread” trim on this home. My family always called this trim “icicles”. Mr Brattain was a woodworker by trade and the trim was cut by hand, so no two pieces of Icicle trim is the same.

The Icicle Cottage Painted in Waterlogue

Icicle Cottage Painted in the Waterlogue App

 

The Icicle Cottage Painted in the Brushstroke App

 Icicle Cottage Painted in the Brushstroke App

I also love the HUGE tree in the front garden and the yellow climber that has overtaken the tree on its way to the top! This tree is a show stopper in the Spring!

A Side View of Icicle Cottage

A Side View of Icicle Cottage

 

THE Tree

THE Tree

 

The Climbers' Blossom

The Climbers’ Blossom

I hope you have enjoyed our stroll around the village today! Get out and enjoy your spot and take a Photo with your phone (or Photos, I can’t help myself) for The IPhriday Photo Challenge!

IPhriday Photo Challenge: The Yellow Garden

Confederate Jasmine in The Yellow Garden

Confederate Jasmine in The Yellow Garden

My neighbors surely wonder what I am always up to, sleuthing in the neighborhood, in and out of the gardens, IPhone in hand, up close to my subject and far away, at dawn, at dusk, always sleuthing.

 

Confederate Jasmine in The Yellow Garden

Confederate Jasmine in The Yellow Garden Painted in Brushstroke App

 

Confederate Jasmine in The Yellow Clemens Garden

Confederate Jasmine in The Yellow Clemens Garden

 

Confederate Jasmine in The Yellow Garden

Confederate Jasmine in The Yellow Garden

 

Confederate Jasmine in The Yellow Garden Painted in Brushstroke App

Confederate Jasmine in The Yellow Garden Painted in Brushstroke App

 

Yellow Jasmine Painted in Waterlogue App

Yellow Jasmine Painted in Waterlogue App

Enjoy the IPhriday Photo Challenge! Post a photo taken with your Phone on Fridays! It is great fun getting outside to see what is going on!

 

IPhriday Photo Challenge: YOU r LOVED!

YOU r LOVED

YOU r LOVED

A couple of weeks ago, when I was out walking my dog, I saw the neighbor boys, I’d say around ten to twelve in age, hovering along on their boards. They said hey and I said hey and we went on our merry way.  Returning to my house, which is a little off the beaten path, I saw the boys scurrying around the corner of the way (I have a Way to my house you see) going to their house.  Heads down, no more waves.  Hmmmmm………

When I got to my door there was a note on it. YOU r LOVED.

My first reaction was, Did they just leave me a note?

Then I thought, Do they leave all old ladies a note?

Then I thought, Do they carry sticky notes and pens around with them when Hovering?

Then I thought,  Was the note a church project, or something like that?

Then I thought, I AM THINKING TOO MUCH! Simply enjoy the Note! YOU R LOVED!  I saved the note. I think a lot of people could use the note this week! I think many of us need the message on Good Friday! Thank You!

PS If the boys didn’t leave the note, then I have a secret admirer, and that’s a good thing for an old lady too! It’s good to let your husband know somebody else loves you too!

Enjoy the IPhriday Photo Challenge! Post a photo taken with your Phone on Fridays! It is great fun getting outside to see what is going on!

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