#marathonrecovery: walking around and exploring the gardens of @middletonplace with—it almost goes without saying—a little yoga thrown in too! Moving is a GREAT way to recover—don’t just sit around because you’re sore! (After CIM in 2015, I walked something like 10 miles around San Fran with Phillip the next day, and I was the least sore I’ve ever been post-26.2.) Today was by far the coldest day post Kiawah full or half marathon that I can remember—usually I’m in shorts! Enjoying staying warm all bundled up exploring America’s oldest landscaped gardens! Today I really loved visiting the Garden Market: Phillip and I are bringing back a Middleton Place propagated camellia, tea olive, creeping fig vine, and two really cute little boxwoods to plant in the yard of our new house! Race souvenirs are great, but they’re even better when you can plant them! 🌱🌺🙏🏻 #RunnersLoveYoga#doyogarunfaster#KiawahMarathon#MiddletonPlace
“Charleston has a landscape that encourages intimacy and partisanship. I have heard it said that an inoculation to the sights and smells of the Carolina lowcountry is an almost irreversible antidote to the charms of other landscapes, other alien geographies. You can be moved profoundly by other vistas, by other oceans, by soaring mountain ranges, but you can never be seduced. You can even forsake the lowcountry, renounce it for other climates, but you can never completely escape the sensuous, semitropical pull of Charleston and her marshes.”
So you would never know it was raining like crazy outside huh? But that’s ok, Kimberly and I made the best of it. Check out her #middletonplace bridal session on my blog now. @mid@middletonplaceweddings @middletonplace
The South Flanker
Originally built in 1755 as gentlemen's guest quarters and together with the North Flanker - a library and conservatory - completed Henry Middleton's overall grand design. It is the only surviving portion of the three-building residential complex that once stood overlooking the Ashley River. The flankers, along with the main house, were burned by Union troops in February, 1865, just two months before the end of the Civil War. The South Flanker was the least damaged of the three buildings and was restored to provide family living quarters.
Former house views - Middleton Place, a former rice plantation. In 1865, toward the end of the U.S. Civil War, Union soldiers burned most of the house, leaving only the south wing and gutted walls of the north wing and main house. An earthquake in 1886 toppled the walls of the main house and north wing.
Welcome to my world
All things nature are welcomed. Except creepy insects that freak me out, those can stay away
Double tap if you’re with me
P.S don’t ever invite me along to a place that has loads of butterflies like #middletonplace and expect me to not take like a zillion photos.
#nothappening because I’m a HUGE 🦋 fan🙋🏻♀️