Friday, March 29, 2013

All Roads Led to Beauty on This Good Friday

Today was about as sparkling bright and near-perfect day as Superdawg and I have ever enjoyed for one of our walks. The cold winds had died down, and temperatures were pleasantly cool. There was not a cloud in the brilliantly blue sky.

The perfection motivated me to a spur-of-the-moment decision, something not typical of me. I suggested to Dear Wife that we make the 45-minute drive down to Brookgreen Gardens to spend the rest of the afternoon, though it was 2 o'clock and the Gardens close at 5 during March. But just an hour or two at Brookgreen provides a wonderful escape from the stress and grind of
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Located just south of Murrells Inlet, Brookgreen offers a rare combination of Nature and art on its 9,000-plus acres. A gift of Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington, who purchased four old plantations after being smitten by the natural beauty of the area on a visit in 1929, Brookgreen is a sprawling outdoor sculpture garden and a nature and wildlife preserve all at once. Its beauty and grace are stunning.

As you may gather from some of the photos we took today, the venerable live oaks draped in Spanish moss are simply spectacular. During the hot summer to come, I can envision taking a good walk, and then finding a bench in the shade of of
these giant trees, and reading the rest of the day.

© Robert G. Holland 2013

                                                           

2 comments:

  1. What a wonderful scene and experience.

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  2. Thank you, Tiki Kiki --Brookgreen is a special wondrous place. Hope you can z can visit sometime soon.

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