Thursday, March 10, 2011
South Carolina, Home Sweet Home!
I make no claims to be a photographer. I should have taken this picture about a week ago, when the tree was full of these blooms, and minus the electric wires, and on a sunny day. But aside from these mistakes, I'm in love with this tree, and to expose my ignorance, I don't know what it is, but I want it.
We moved to S. Carolina from Wisconsin about 4 years ago, and I love it here. I feel like I always should have lived here. The climate is incredible, and spring is spectacular. Just wait til the wisteria bloom! I'll post pictures of those when they do. Even in winter there is a bush/tree, camelia I think, that blooms rose-like blossoms in red or pink. I want that too. Plus we have the beach.
The people are great here too. Most are poor and humble. They still open doors for you, even the young guys with the pants hanging below the crotch! They say, yes ma'am and yes sir still, and all the women call you "Honey", or "Sweetie", which I find endearing.
Southern food is great too. I can't eat the fried stuff though because it doesn't agree with me, and they fry everything! The BBQ is out-of-this-world though; much more to my taste than the northern variety. It does not have the red sauce, but is vinegar based with a touch of heat to it. Then there is the collard greens, black-eyed peas, and the dessert you find everywhere- pudding with bananas and vanilla wafers. It's all simple but I love it all.
We are heading into spring now and the pictures I post will show how beautiful it is here. That's all for today!