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Saturday, June 30
HAIG POINT LIGHTHOUSE
Daufuskie Island, SC
“Anythin' for a quiet life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse”
Sorry for the missing days this past week.... I have had internet connectivity issues.
Friday, June 29
Daufuskie Island, SC
Daufuskie Island is a residential sea island between Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. It has a full-time population of around 429 and is home to two resorts.
The island's recorded history traces back to Pre Revolutionary War times. The island was home to a sizable population of Gullah inhabitants from the end of the Civil War until very recently. Gullah are the descendants of freed slaves. The 1972 Pat Conroy book The Water is Wide was set on Daufuskie, fictionalized as "Yamacraw Island." The book recounts Mr. Conroy's experiences teaching on the island in the 1960's, when the Gullah lifestyle of living off the crabs and oysters in the Calibogue Sound was threatened by industrial waste.
The island is now split into five parts.
to read more:
Wednesday, June 27
Flowers in the Massie School courtyard
“Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing, those which average eyes would see as fixed and still”
~ Jalal ad-Din Rumi
Massie Heritage Center:
Thursday, June 21
Ardis Wood - Victorian Lady Tours
This picture was taken in March. She was our guide on a walking tour of Savannah.
What a beautiful city!
more pictures of Savannah:
"Savannah would be better for you. You'll just get in trouble in Atlanta."
~ Gone with the Wind (Mammy to Scarlett O'Hara)
Wednesday, June 20
MOVIN' THE HOUSE
Today was the day that the old Hinton house/Blessings Cottage was moved. This old house was built by a Hinton several generations ago and is still owned by the family. After only a few glitches, they got the house moved to it's new location a few hundered yards away. The move drew quite a crowd: Hinton family members, Blessings Cottage owners & friends, and lots of passers-by that just stopped to see what was goin' on.
We experienced history today in Dacula, GA.
to see more pictures of the move:
"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another."
Tuesday, June 19
Took this shot last week when my son had a rained out baseball game, as I sat in the car looking at the drenched field.
Well, it happened again tonight. We made a 3 hour round trip in the car for nothing, as the game was rained out!
Midst all the complaining (the hassle of driving all the way down and back for nothing) - I later had to stop and give thanks for the rain. We need it so badly!
Thank you God for the rain!
“God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way.”
Monday, June 18
WHAT KIND OF FROG IS THIS?
A few days ago I heard a very strange sound coming from just outside my kitchen window. When I turned to see if I could spot the origin, I saw this interesting green frog. I opened the window for the shot, but he jumped off soon after (when my son tried to catch him).
Sunday, June 10 (taken April, 2007)
BIRD IN THE LAGOON
From same lagoon in Gulf Shores, AL (see June 8 selection). I watched this bird for a long while - very interesting creature!
"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?"
Friday, June 8 (taken in April, 2007)
LILY PAD FLOWER
I took this in Gulf Shores, AL over Spring Break in a lagoon.
"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."
Tuesday, June 5
GOOSE WITH HER GANDER'S SHADOW
This was taken at Little Mulberry Park last month.
Is it cheating to have a photo-a-day without the shot taken that day?
“If you feel the urge, don't be afraid to go on a wild goose chase. What do you think wild geese are for anyway?”
~ Will Rogers
for more goose pics: