Take time to smell the flowers, spring in the Southeast USA

My  sneeze attack this morning confused my brainy calendar.  I set myself on Monday because I’m so allergic to that day, but quickly realized it was Tuesday.  I stayed away from negative thoughts of a cold or flu and looked outside to confirm my suspicion of yellow pollen. It was twice as nice to see it all over my car and steps because that means spring is almost here and the prettiest  flowers with beautiful fragrance will be everywhere.

Azaleas. magnolias, camellias and dogwoods will create a colorful canvas of scenery in the southeast during February and March. Mix it up with some sunshine and feel natures flower power to enjoy the day…..:)

If you happen to wander our way and want to be a bit of a “know it all” around your friends, use my cheat sheet:

For more information on the Camellia garden on Hilton Head Island:

https://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-explore/things-to-see/camellia-garden/

The Coastal discovery center has an easy walking trail and it located on Hilton Head Island, S Carolina.  Exit #8 S. Carolina off the I95 travel east to Hilton Head Island and you will see more than billboards.

 

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Coastal Carolina gem…Port Royal

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I’d like to tell you all I live here but I can’t say that today…This cozy small community with pastel colored homes is so charming.  Located just south of Beaufort S. Carolina it has been catching the eye of newcomers to the Southeast USA.  I strolled the small neighborhood of residences and also stopped for lunch at the “Cracked Egg”, one of  the few locally owned restaurants.   If you like antiques, art and doo-dads, you’ll find shopping for all that with a village like atmosphere.

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Breakfast or lunch

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There’s more….if you like History..that too!

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Wildlife and nature at your doorstep…Port Royal is between the Beaufort River and Battery Creek

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And with all this and the pleasant year round climate what I like best is the personality of this community …It’s just a happy friendly  place…

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For more information please visit: http://www.portroyal.org

Happy travels….hop off the I95 …Follow signs for Parris Island SC and you’ll get here….the summer is hot and humid, bring the bug spray, your trip may take a little longer but it’s a fun use of time

 

 

 

Hunting Island, S Carolina 1875 Lighthouse

Hunting Island South Carolina is located in Beaufort County, 16 miles east of Historic Beaufort.  For Interstate 95 travelers it is between Savannah Georgia and Charleston South Carolina.

The beach is beautiful white sand and it a great time collecting shells.  The park has an entry fee and there is also a fee to go up in the lighthouse.

You will find restaurants and small shopping nearby along with the many historic sites in the Beaufort area.

Happy travels…I would put this down as a “must see”

A natural beauty some locals don’t even know about-Palmetto Bluff SC

Take I-95 to Exit 8 in South Carolina. At Exit 8, take Hwy. 278 East and proceed to SC 170 (8 miles). Exit right on SC 170 and follow it to the traffic circle (4 miles). Proceed around traffic circle. Take the third exit, heading East on SC 46. Proceed to Palmetto Bluff entrance (2 miles). Located just south of Hilton Head Island and just north of Savannah Ga. on the May River.

You can spend an afternoon, enjoy a great lunch or for lodging information please contact: https://www.palmettobluff.com/stay/

For real estate information:https://www.palmettobluff.com/live/home-listings/?direction=desc&order=by_price&type=home