A Painters Palette - Spring in Charleston SC - Just another reason I live here!
I don't know about you but I love this time of year! The threat of frost has passed (based on typical weather patterns) the pollen, while still lingering is not the yellow plague of just a couple of weeks ago and..... humidity levels are not yet stifling.
The first Spring I experienced in Charleston was exceptionally beautiful, the year 1992. I remember passing streams of lavender colored Wisteria and blasts of deep magenta Azalea blooms - pristine white Dogwood trees and sunshine yellow Carolina Jasmine... well you get the idea.
During that first Spring, I found myself constantly thinking about my mother who had passed just 3 years previously - way before her time... She loved - loved - loved - her plants, her blooms - they brought her immense pleasure. She babied her Violets, her Hollyhocks, her Sweet Peas and in particular her Gardenias, whose bouquet she sampled daily.
Lord, I wish she could have visited me here in the Holy City at Easter. We would have walked the gardens of Azalea Park in Summerville, Hampton Park, in Charleston and with out question Magnolia Plantation and Gardens would have been on our list of gardens to visit (see photo above). I like to think she has been with me numerous times?
When people ask me what I love about Charleston, SC.... the colors of Spring are at the top of my list... I know they would have been at the top of my beloved mothers' list...
I wish you the Joys of Spring and for those reading my post who live locally I hope you can take a moment to soak in the beauty of our part of the world. For anyone who lives outside the area it is my sincere wish that you experience the colors of Charleston, SC at least once in your lifetime.... 17 years later, and I am still in awe.... Visit me on the web at www.HeatherLord.com. - I welcome your questions about life in Charleston, SC.