An Enchanting Tour of Charleston! {Charleston South Carolina Nature Photography}

Happy Friday, friends!!  This one is for you!

I’ve been doing so much traveling lately, and just keeping up with everything!  When I went south to Florida for my cousin’s wedding a few weeks ago, on the way back home I stopped to spend a few days in Charleston, South Carolina with my parents.  Just as a little rest after the craziness from all our traveling, to take time to soak in some beauty.

I had no idea how much my heart needed this until I was there!  I just fell in LOVE with Charleston!  It was just…enchanting.  There are no other words for it.  You’ll see :)

We went to all the plantations we could in the few days we were there!  Just walked around and soaked it all in.  We went to Magnolia Plantation, took a carriage ride in downtown Charleston, went to Cypress Gardens and Boone Hall Plantation.  For all the fans of “The Notebook” movie – Cypress Gardens is the place where Noah and Allie had their boat scene with all the white ducks!  Now I can say from being there in person, it was just as surreal, just as serene and beautiful as you would picture.  And then we went to Boone Hall Plantation – in the movie was the summer home where Allie stayed with her parents.  And in real life it has tons of history!

I hope you enjoy these landscape and nature photos – and they’re a good breather for you this Friday!

Here’s to an inspired, restful weekend!

magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0002When we pulled into Magnolia Plantation, this is what we saw…

magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0003magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0004magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0005magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0006magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0007Love this and love daisies!

magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0008magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0009magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0010magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0011The live oak trees with spanish moss were everywhere!

magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0012magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0013magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0014magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0015Come on, how was this even real…

magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0017We took a walk through the swamp!  I have always had a thing for swamps – so this was heaven…

magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0018magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0019magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0020magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0023magnolia_plantation_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_0024downtown_charleston_south_carolina_photography_0001Downtown Charleston is so charming!!

downtown_charleston_south_carolina_photography_0002That was our horse “Big John” – he did a great job!   He’s 2000 pounds – wow.  And almost retired!

downtown_charleston_south_carolina_photography_0003Love this street!

downtown_charleston_south_carolina_photography_0004This one’s known as Rainbow Row…

downtown_charleston_south_carolina_photography_0006cypress_gardens_moncks_corner_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_001And onto Cypress Gardens – SUCH a dream!!  Bucket list item – major check!

cypress_gardens_moncks_corner_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_002I still can’t believe this really happened…

cypress_gardens_moncks_corner_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_006cypress_gardens_moncks_corner_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_005cypress_gardens_moncks_corner_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_004cypress_gardens_moncks_corner_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_007Love my parents!  We had such a great time.

cypress_gardens_moncks_corner_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_009cypress_gardens_moncks_corner_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_010cypress_gardens_moncks_corner_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_011cypress_gardens_moncks_corner_charleston_south_carolina_landscape_photography_012boone_hall_plantation_mount_pleasant_south_carolina_photography_0001And finally, Boone Hall Plantation!  If the live oak tree entrance wasn’t enough, how about a field full of poppy flowers?!  SOOO dreamy!!

boone_hall_plantation_mount_pleasant_south_carolina_photography_0002boone_hall_plantation_mount_pleasant_south_carolina_photography_0003boone_hall_plantation_mount_pleasant_south_carolina_photography_0004boone_hall_plantation_mount_pleasant_south_carolina_photography_0005“Notebook” fans – look familiar?!

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