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Lowcountry | Honeysuckle, Delphine Green and Blue Iris Color Palette

Lowcountry | Honeysuckle, Delphine Green & Blue Iris Color Palette via DelphineI’m so excited to share a color palette inspired by our fabulous photography intern, Margaret Franks! I just love how she captured the essence of South Carolina’s lowcountry in this peaceful shot.

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A Lowcountry Commute

Lowcountry South Carolina commute view of tidal creek from marshThe “commute” to downtown Charleston, where our son goes to school, from our place on John’s Island means crossing three bridges and several Lowcountry tidal creeks and marshes. They have cool names like Stono and Wappoo. Everything is fun to say here. Even with the heaviest morning rush hour traffic it takes less than 30 minutes (15 of which is spent at the light outside our neighborhood). The scenery varies from pretty to spectacular. I don’t miss California freeways for one second!

 

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La Jolla Cove

La Jolla Cove CaliforniaSometimes I forget how lucky I am to live in Southern California. I spend all my days (and many nights) holed away in the studio. Last Friday I met my dear friend Mel for lunch at La Jolla Cove and the beauty of the Pacific Ocean really took my breath away.

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ajax the cat stuck in palm tree

How did you spend your morning? I spent mine dealing with Ajax, our 1 year old cat. He climbed the tallest tree in the yard, all the way to the top.

He was crying and couldn’t get down. Our giant ladder was too short, so we flagged down a team of tree trimmers in the neighborhood, who came to the rescue. Hidalgo is our new hero.

These are the cute and sneaky culprits who chased Ajax up the tree.

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fall colors: athens, ohio

Before my camera broke I did manage to snap a few shots of the beauty of the fall leaves at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. When I was a student October was my favorite month because of the splendor of the turning leaves. In fact when I think of Ohio University I think of an afternoon that I sat outside in front of the library on an October morning … the leaves were shockingly bright yellow on the enormous oak trees. I was late to French class because of the spectacle.

It was our son’s first time seeing a true fall, and the bottom right photo is him looking up at the tree waiting for the leaves to “fall down.” He brought home a few leaves to share at show-and-tell.

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the hamptons: black eyed susans

I was in the Hamptons over the weekend and loved seeing all the East Coast flowers that we don’t have so much on the West Coast, like these Black Eyed Susans.

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summer vacation: secret swimming hole #2

Another perfect day in the Sierras. Our family loves swimming holes. Especially “private” ones. This one may be my new favorite. Location, you ask? All I can say is it’s in California off the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway.

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summer vacation: swimming hole

How amazing is this secret swimming hole? The water wasn’t “warm” but it wasn’t as cold as the Pacific, which is what we’re used to since we live in So. Cal. We spent all day in the water yesterday.

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