Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Home Again and It Won't Stop Raining

Our Charleston trip came to an end as we arrived back home in Virginia on Saturday evening. The weather in South Carolina was beautiful ~ we enjoyed 5 gorgeous days with rain only once and that was in the middle of the night. Right before entering our neighborhood, we turn up this little lane (photo below). I always drive slow through here as there are sometimes deer in the wooded area and always rabbits and birds. We couldn't help but notice the sunny skies becoming more and more cloudy as we approached Virginia. I made the remark that this lane looked like a jungle ~ really green and very overgrown.

As soon as we approached the mountains, there was a lot of fog and clouds ~ the first signs of rain to come.
We came to find out that it rained here every day that we were gone and it has rained every day since our return. We have had a constant march of dark clouds across the sky, bursts of heavy rain, showers, small periods of the sun peeking out, and cooler temps. The forecast is more rain over the next few days. It is very green out and everything is growing like crazy, but we are ready for the rain to stop.




I've taken many photos of our beautiful flowers, but I was very pleased to see how beautiful Patrick's rose bush looks. The roses are all in bloom right now and they are the most beautiful shade of pink ~ almost neon. I will share flower photos at another time. I have many Charleston photos to post over the next few days.







The last photo is a gift from Janie of Mother Moons Message. What a lovely surprise to find this in my mailbox. It is a sweet pillow made of felt with a fairy and moon stitched on the front. The pillow is filled with lavender and smells heavenly. Janie made this as a gift for taking part in her Spring Swap. She is such a thoughtful person. Please make a visit to her Blog if you get the chance. Thank you, Janie. The pillow is very much appreciated.

http://mothermoonsmessage.blogspot.com


Well, I just wanted to let you know I'm back. We enjoyed 5 beautiful days in downtown Charleston, staying right in the heart of the city. My DH was in meetings during the morning hours each day and I took that time to visit art galleries and more. I walked more last week than I have in ages. My feet and hips were screaming at me every day and they still haven't totally recovered. It was worth it, though. There is so much to see while roaming the streets of Charleston. I will post Charleston photos soon.



5 comments:

Marilyn said...

So glad you had a good time but it is always nice to be home. We are relentlessly rainy here in our mountains too. I then look at how dry the southwest is & I don't complain anymore!
Mailyn

yoborobo said...

Hi Audrey! I'm glad you're home. Yes, we now both live in tropical jungles. lol! That's what it feels like lately with all the rain! I think we are supposed to get a sunny day on Saturday here (which will make it steamy). I have always wanted to visit Charleston, so I can't wait to see your pics. :) Welcome home! xox Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Glad you're home safe....I know what you mean about suddenly having a jungle and the rain-rain-rain. It will not stop here.
We had three days in the 90's and everything exploded with growth. Then the 40's and I was hustling to cover plants.
UGH.
Your lane looks beautiful, btw!!!

XXOO~~
Anne

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Glad you had a wonderful break, gray here too and I came home to the garden explosion as well. The rose is so lovely. xox Corrine

Jan said...

I'm glad you had a good sunny time. You chose the right time to be gone, it sounds like. You can relax and not worry about watering your garden for the time being. Patrick's rose looks fantastic!