Popping in with some photos from our walk in town yesterday.....
How about this Federal beauty on the corner of Washington and Carteret streets? It is the Old Barnwell house, also referred to as the Barnwell-Gough house, built in 1789. You can read more about its occupant Elizabeth Gough and the history of the home here.
You do not cut oak trees in the Low Country! Just let them do their thing and move around them.
This home also has an adorable cottage in the back yard that can be rented here. This photo was taken by the owner, found on VRBO. He loves dogs, has two golden retrievers and allows dog guests.
A typical street in downtown Beaufort.
A beautiful courtyard was behind the walls but I did not want to get too close for the sake of their privacy.
The azaleas are in bloom, lots of reds, pinks and corals. The redbuds also have been beautiful this spring.
When an oak touches the ground, it is called an Angel Oak. There is a spectacular one at the Moorlands house on Federal Street.
Andy being pulled by husband who was trying to get to of the shot. Azaleas behind a jasmine covered fence. There is the stupid hump on his back that we wish would just disappear. Still the same Andy, doing well, no slow down. He made friends yesterday as usual. He veers towards people as we walk, making eye contact with everyone. A very social boy, most people respond favorably!
The Beaufort River view from Moorlands.
This beauty on Federal Street was built by James Rhett in 1884. You can see the Haint blue painted porch ceiling which is very common in the Low Country.
The dogwoods are starting to open. These appear to be dancing on heavy Spanish Moss.
The tourist buggies are getting busier. I recommend doing this as you first arrive to Beaufort. Some drivers are better than others and give much more detail.
Goodbye for now, I am going to take some shots of our little rental home and will post soon. Trying to recatch the blogging bug. I am so out of the habit and distracted by all the new discoveries and house planning that I forget to sit down and post. It is fun to share though and I am hoping to get inspired to post more.
Andy on the road. I love this shot, a happy dog.
Thanks for visiting!