Sunday, May 21, 2017

Lilacs in Watercolor

4"x8" Watercolor

We arrived home from Naples to the scent of lilacs, fresh ocean air and the unexpected treat of daffodils which I expected to be long gone by. 
The first leg of our trip was to Charleston, SC, a beautiful and charming city in every way. 
We took a delightful Carriage ride during which the driver gave us the lowdown on the care of the horses. They are logged in and out for every trip, regulated as to how many days and hours they can work, get shipped off for two week vacations out to pasture and are very well cared for. The weather was a balmy 75 degrees with no humidity! 
We spent some time checking out Charleston's rich selection of art galleries and had a lovely dinner at the Francis Marion Hotel. 
My hubby was a Navy man stationed in Charleston, but there is no trace left of the Navy Base as he knew it.

The Carriage Horses make Charleston

The next part of the adventure took us over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and landed us on the DelMarVa peninsula which, brought us near to the Chincoteague National Seashore.
The day out on Chincoteague was spectacularly beautiful and the only horses we saw were spotted from the top of the lighthouse.

Huffing and puffing ;)

Four shades of lilacs!

Wolfie and Abba 


hmuxo said...

I love your lilacs Mary. It's hard to believe that it's painted on a 4 X 8 paper.! Beautiful work. I've never been to Charleston. It looks like such a charming town.

Chris Lally said...

Wonderful watercolor, Mary!
Sounds like you have an exciting summer ahead. Love the photos & commentary on your travels. Hope to see more.

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