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Of azaleas and such

Few things say "Spring" in South Carolina like our azaleas. These mainstays of our lawns and gardens burst forth in their reds, pinks, lilacs, whites, and all shades in between, to say "Look at Me! I survived the winter! So did you! It's Spring!" They are such excited plants that they require multiple exclamation points when they talk to us. Everything they say is bright and cheery and showy and jubilant. And so we find ourselves with one-fourth of 2017 behind us and three-quarters to go. There is little time to waste and much to be done. The calendar pages flip by and we better get busy before the year passes us by totally and we're found still wiping the sleep from our eyes from our long w

Let the season begin

It's February and the yellow jasmine is blooming in South Carolina The robins have visited, the weather is atypical and plants are budding. It's been warm, and that's a little weird. I have looked for ice and cold, as its still winter and usually we are at least chilled here. Not this year. We've had colder weather in the past in the state in February. But not this year. February here in Hannah has been spring-like. Windy, warm and not so very wet. And so I came to the coast of S.C., where the world begins. I look out and see the waves, returning, leaving, returning. I see the birds playing in the surf, at the water's edge. I see the scattered seashells. Warm weather and spring is nearly her

 
 

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