Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I'm back...Hilton Head...Outdoor Wednesday...Watery Wednesday...

I am back to blogging again on the my new computer. I was able to save some files and some photos thankfully. It is amazing how we all have come to depend upon our computers.

We took a quick trip down to the beach house to get it ready for the summer months. We had some friends come down to join us for the weekend and the weather was glorious. I had my first walk of the 2010 season to wiggle my toes in the warm sand and to dip my toes in the blue waters of the Atlantic ocean. Lots of folks in the water but it was a bit too cold for me to take the full body plunge just yet. Our little area of the beach was quiet and calm before the tourist season officially begins on Memorial day.

There are many trees along the dock draped with Spanish moss that twist and turn toward the ocean as they grow. I love to ride my bike to the docks after dinner and enjoy the sunset views.

Here I am with my friend Joyce this weekend. Yes we are the "Two Joyce's". It gets very confusing when our husbands call out our names. It sounds like stereo with both of us answering. We met a few years ago on a tour to Italy with our husbands. Joyce is a fun and easy house guest and loves the beach as much as I do. I think that Joyce was a mermaid in a previous life as she jumps right into the ocean no matter what the temperature. She makes the most delicious chocolate covered pretzels but we ate them all before I remembered to take a photo.

I invite you to follow along with me this summer as I share more Hilton Head Island, S.C. photos as well as the surrounding areas of this magical island.

I am linking HERE at a southerndaydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.

I am linking up to Watery Wednesday HERE


  1. Hooray, she's back! And a new computer too..wonderful!
    It looks great..wish I were there, LOL..
    Yes, quiet here before the influx starts Memorial Day. Chilly too.
    So glad you are up and running again!

  2. Joyce-What a good picture. Isn't it funny how you can just "connect" with someone and they become a part your lives? I have never been to Hilton Head, but have always wanted to go. I love the beach and could stay there all summer. We have been going to Destin for the last 30+ years but are trying a smaller place further down this year. I look forward to your pictures. Glad you got a new computer. I hate being so dependent on them, but it is just a fact of life :)

  3. I would have to be surgically removed from my computer!

    May a poor Englishwoman who doesn't know any better ask a little question? Is this the Same Hilton Head that Patricia Cornwell mentions a lot in her books?

  4. You two Joyces are just too darn cute. It's looks like double trouble to me! Heeehehehe!

    I love the look of Spanish moss hangin' from the trees, we don't get that 'round these parts.Your pics are just great. I'm so glad you got the new computer up and goin' and even saved some stuff. Woohoo!!!

    I had a computer totally crash about three years ago that I used here at home for businesses and to dispatch hubby. I asked my son the geek if he'd help me get the new one all set up for business. For heavens sake...that's what he does. Has his own shop and everything and he tells me..."just plug it in a go MoM." Well, two days later I was up and goin'. Heeehehehe!

    You have the best day sweetie!!!

  5. Joyce we have missed you!! Glad you are back and that you now have a new computer! Love the picture of the two Joyce's you look great! Such a lovely place Hilton Head and I'm looking forward to you sharing more photos with us.

  6. Hello Again!
    Missed your happy and informative posts.

    I love Spanish Moss on trees.
    Thanks for sharing that picture.

    Are you thinking of heading to PA in June?
    We are having a Blogger Meet at Longwood on June 12th. It would be so wonderful to meet you.

    Becky K

  7. When we visited Savannah and Charleston, we wanted to spend a day or two at Hilton head but it never happened. I enjoyed your photos and looks forward to hearing more!!


  8. There's no way I'd just jump in either, LOL! But what a great feeling to have the sand in your toes and dipping your feet in the Atlantic! Looks like a fantastic time on the water!

  9. beautiful shots.happy watery wednesday!

  10. Wonderful and beautiful!
    Happy WW.

  11. you are looking very sylph like...

  12. Great pictures! I still haven't made it as far as Hilton Head yet. Maybe someday!

  13. Very nice pictures! Especially of the two "Joyce's" Sounds like you had a fun little getaway! Love the beach also. Have never been to Hilton Head. We've been down to Myrtle Beach a few times which is really nice, well the very north end of it. Not into all the craziness in the middle! Enjoy your day!

  14. Hi Joyce

    In January I went through a computer crash and having to get a new lap top and transferring all I could save over to it, so I know what you went through. Now I back "up more" my info carefully.

    Love the "two Joyce's" photo!

    I've always wanted to visit Hilton Head so I will enjoy seeing your summer house in your blog this summer.

    ♥ Pat

  15. I will look forward to seeing your blog and seeing what you have to share about Hilton Head. Love the Spanish moss. Missed you. sandie

  16. Please see if you can post the chocolate covered pretzel's recipe if you can, continue to enjoy your friendship with the other Joyce. HAVE A GOOD DAY.

  17. Yay! You're connected!!! What a great picture of the two Joyces!

  18. Welcome back, Joyce! How wonderful to have long time friends that you just met from traveling. You kinda look alike too...Christine

  19. Look forward to more scenes from Hilton Head in exchange for my scenes from the Gulf Coast!

  20. It's been years since I've been to Hilton Head, but this makes me want to go! Neat that you have a friend Joyce. That's like Notesongs Shelia and me. I love her!


    Sheila :-)

  21. Hi Joyce

    Unfortunately I have some sad news about Rosie from Baking Cakes Galore, Rosie passed away yesterday. I have written up a tribute to her on my blog and I am asking everyone who knew her if they would please take some time to leave a comment. I will be printing off all the comments to pass onto her husband.


  22. Thanks for your sweet visit -- looking forward to seeing more Hilton Head pictures -- I've never been there.

  23. Hi Joyce, I am sorry to hear about your computer problems. I have an old laptop and an old desk top too (2005).

    I bought an external drive where I store my photos. And I also back up my blog.

    I hope this helps.

    Take care, Ebie.

  24. Looks like you have a wonderful place to spend summers with dear friends also. I love lazy dazy days of summer=so fun. Thanks for your visit to my blog. Have a great day.

  25. Thanks for visiting and leaving a nice comment on my blog.
    Great picture with a cool background!

  26. Yeah for new computers! Cute cute photo of the two Joyces!

    Speaking of photos...
    Stop by...the wedding photos are posted. Oh.My.Gosh! Pure magic!


  27. Welcome back!! I'm glad the computer problems are over and I'm really looking forward to see photos from your part of the world. It looks lovely where you are, you still have REAL beaches !

  28. Hi Joyce thanks for your very wonderful comments.

    From now on I will be posting on this old/new site, its a funky name...

    Deranged Insanity.

  29. I was so worried about you that I asked Sue. She told me you were at the beach and we were both bummed that we weren't there too!

  30. Yes, there is something about water that touches a part of the soul...

    Good pictures....

  31. have fun at the beach...maybe your daughters dog will get in the ocean this time...

  32. Welcome back to the Land of Blog! Love the photos...

  33. I had a very good friend Anne for sixteen years. When we are together, she is Anne with E, and I am Ann without an E. At work now, it is the same, they will say Ann without an E. I suppose you can say Joyce and the initial of your surname.


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