Category Archives: Holiday

Boo, A Day Late

This prop gave me a start when I was walking down the exit road at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens a few weeks ago. It was closing in on sunset and there weren’t many folks around.

Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween

Staff had left partially assembled decorations lined up under the lawn pavilion, which is separated from the road by some shrubs. I’d probably still be running if it had moved.

Evergreen Wreaths

Ted and I walked around Charleston’s historic district today to check out the Christmas decorations. Wreaths were a common theme on doors, gates and porches. No blow-up Santas in sight.

Wreaths and Garland
Wreaths and Garland

Many of these homes have back entrances on an ally or shared driveway with walls and gates for privacy, providing the perfect place to decorate.

Wreath on a Gate

Many of the wreaths we saw were traditional evergreen, and most appeared real, with natural decorations of berries and cones.

Wreath on a Door

This display had very plain wreaths but used woven animal heads mounted to the windows to hang the wreaths and a wooden trough of green apples. It was pretty, especially against the old brick exterior.

Wreaths and Apples
Wreaths and Apples

Flag Day

Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. Various local and state celebrations of the anniversary date back to at least 1885 and National Flag Day was adopted in 1949.

Flag of the United States at the USS Yorktown (CV-10)
Flag of the United States  leading to the USS Yorktown (CV-10) – click on photo for larger view

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum proudly displays the US Flag every day.

Flag of the United States
Flags of the United States lining the walkway to the USS Yorktown (CV-10)- click on photo for larger view

This banner serves as an additional patriotic reminder as you approach the aircraft carrier.

I Pledge Allegiance
“I Pledge Allegiance”  – click on photo for larger view

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant, SC.