Ailsa’s travel theme this week at Where’s My Backpack? is: still. Still what? Still nothing, just still. Har har. I make funnies.
Sorry, this is what happens when blogging while sleep deprived. Anyway. On to the theme!
This was taken at Keuka Lake during a day of rain and fog. The rain stopped but the fog remained, and the lake was completely silent. Even the birds were kind of hiding out.
While in South Carolina to visit family, we went to lunch at Caledonia, a golfing-and-fishing club. I neither golf nor fish, but I do like to eat lunch. Calendonia has that Southern tradition “thing” by the heaping bucketsful, and everyone there is charming and nice. But I had no idea there were still places that garnished a grilled cheese sandwich with olives speared on the ends of toothpicks.
At home, this squirrel sat very still on the steps of the post office and let me take his picture. I think he wanted a moment in the spotlight.
Ahh, Boston. Beloved Boston, and the beautiful Public Garden therein. For some reason (which to this day has never been adequately justified to me), Boston has no shortage of human statue street performers. I. Don’t. Get. It. But I always see at least one, standing around somewhere. Like in the middle of the Public Garden.
And speaking of gardens, we go back to South Carolina. Near Myrtle Beach there’s a gorgeous formal garden facility called Brookgreen Gardens. At this time of year they do their Nights of a Thousand Candles exhibit, and the gardens are strung from end to end in glittering lights and floating candles and lanterns and luminaria. It was amaaaaaaaaaaaazing. And despite the riot of lights and the crowds, there were parts of it that were incredibly serene.
So there you have it. Hope you enjoyed the pics. Go check out the rest of the still-blogs at Ailsa’s place!