November 14, 2014

The Beauty of the South

What girl doesn't love beautiful things? I could go into an antique shop and get lost, flip through a wedding magazine and smile at the beauty while not thinking about the costs, but God's beautiful creation is incomparable. The palm trees, "Spanish" moss and the ocean{!!!} were wonders to behold for this Northern belle. Not to mention the architecture of the South is swoon-worthy. 

The Pennsylvania stone marked with it's namesake, the Keystone, at the base of a monument in Whitepoint Gardens, Charleston.

The ocean! I know Pittsburgh has three rivers, but there is nothing that compares with the ocean.

Palm trees are as common as oaks here in Pennsylvania!

My second favorite city...

Colonel Moultrie from the Revolutionary War.

Classic plantation-esque pillars on a historical home behind the Whitepoint Gardens park.

photo credit Sarah
Be still my heart.

The Pineapple Fountain was unfortunately undergoing some repairs at Waterfront Park and the Pier, but it's a Charleston tourist staple to see.

The Pier! Looking towards England...

Completely unedited photo looking towards Fort Sumter if memory serves me correct. Yes--the South during the autumn is this gorgeous.

Isle of Palms, South Carolina. I may have acted like a little girl stooping to look for seashells and sighing happily walking along the shoreline.

My first visit to a legit, actual beach in over fifteen years. This is my awkward concentrating selfie face, by the way.

My time down South was refreshing in every way possible--not the least of which was the beauty I was able to discover and praise God for every moment I was down there.