Murrells Inlet

South Carolina has a lot of places to visit that is near water. I’ve been to pretty much every place at one time or another in my life. It’s farther to drive than NC beaches but it has some waterfront property that I can’t find in North Carolina. Murrells Inlet also has tons of seafoodContinue reading “Murrells Inlet”

Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22. When I was a kid I was never specifically told WHY we have an earth day. I know now that in spring of 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force the issue of protecting the environment, restoring damage ecosystems and to encourage living aContinue reading “Earth Day”

Why Is It Called A Bucket List?

We have some interesting idioms in the English language. I mean what other language uses “Kick The Bucket” for dying? It’s kind of dark as it evokes suicide by hanging. You’ve seen it in the not so funny cartoons where the guy stands on a bucket with a noose around his neck. Once he “kicksContinue reading “Why Is It Called A Bucket List?”

Trees

When you type trimming the tree the first vision in your head is the Xmas tree being decorated with lights, baubles, tinsel, etc. The second kind of trimming the tree is more dangerous and apparently very expensive. Make sense – I imagine trimming really tall trees would be dangerous. I grew up with a dadContinue reading “Trees”

Little Bit of Nature

We have taken a few walks in the past few days as our temperatures have hit up to 70 degrees Fahrenheit – is that not crazy for February? So here are some photos from our “woods” near the subdivision for those of you still up to your eyeballs in snow. Enjoy.

Bikers vs Hikers

Today my youngest and I went tromping through the “woods” which is not much more than a patch of trees that are not developed. It is supposedly a protected tree area. It is attached to our subdivision and very convenient to walk to. As we were exploring we came upon this sign: This took meContinue reading “Bikers vs Hikers”

SPRING IS NEAR!

I have not been this excited about Spring in YEARS. We had a chilly winter and TWO snows which is unusual for our area. I’m tired of the cold. I’m so excited I trimmed my knockout roses, raked the yard and pulled all the dead leaves off the perennial plants. The Spring Equinox, March 20Continue reading “SPRING IS NEAR!”

Snow, Again?

Wait a minute. Just wait a gosh darn minute. The weather forecast is showing snowy weather in my county AGAIN. This is unheard of. I live in a place where we get ONE show, dammit. Just ONE snow. The kids play in it and they stop complaining. I know it’s been a couple of dryContinue reading “Snow, Again?”