Green…anything green

I really am so amazed that you’re still following me. Thank you, thank you! Did you find my post on typography informative? I hope so. You’re so welcome.

In this post I will explain my last obsession.  I love green – like really can’t live without it type of love.  I live in South Carolina, but I was raised in the desert.  It was brown with rocks everywhere. I’ll talk more about that later.  But that’s why green is so gorgeous to me – I lived without it almost my whole life.

Boone Hall Plantation, Charleston, SC

Is that picture above gorgeous or what???!!!  South Carolina is abundant in greenery. My neighborhood is still gorgeous to me years after moving here. However, the newer neighborhoods have been clearing all the land and leaving no trees!  It infuriates me!  Why would they take all those beautiful trees down? They obviously don’t know how lucky they are.  I’ve had to take a tree down myself, I’ll admit, but it wasn’t just for no reason.  My yard was beautiful but had too many trees crammed into a small space and one tree in particular had roots all over the yard.  The culprit was a River Birch tree (see below). It pretty much looked like the picture with it’s 3 separate trunks. Apparently they’re not great for yards and should stay close to larger water sources because they drink up water like crazy, killing your lawn.  Anyway, I told my landlord that the tree had to go so that the lawn could survive (also green!). He agreed. I had never seen a tree that large come down before. It was something I watched from my window for a good hour (just like squirrels when I first moved here).  I never really saw cactus removal in the desert. Tree removal is no joke though. Heights aren’t my cup of tea but somebody has got to do it so I called a pro.  Lexington’s Best Tree Service came out and they were awesome and very informative. The guy removing my tree had to climb pretty high and cut huge chunks down hoping not to hit anything below.  It was quite enthralling.  Now that the tree is gone, I still have 4 remaining and my yard just brings a smile each time I come home.  I love to garden and plant flowers.  When I have my own place, I will go crazy with local nursery finds and you can be sure to find them on this blog.

River Birch Tree

I really shouldn’t end this blog without talking about Arizona.  Even though I think it’s like living on the sun, my life is full of memories there.  You may be thinking of dirt and tumbleweeds blowing through a dusty sky, rocks and cactus everywhere?  If you are, you’re pretty much right on point. Now don’t get me wrong, I love Arizona because it’s where I’m from and I still have family out there, but I don’t EVER plan to live there again.  Last week it got to 122 degrees… in June!  That’s not even their hottest month!  It gets hottest towards the end of July and into August.  It’s just insane.  No humans should have to live in heat like that.  Now vacationing to Arizona I would totally do – in the winter.  Do NOT, however, vacation there in the summer.  You will most likely melt.  You were warned.  Now, if you do go there in the winter or spring, I highly suggest Scottsdale.  It’s gorgeous and the desert there really is it’s own kind of beautiful. See?

Hyatt Scottsdale Regency

Okay, so I’m getting a little homesick. That is a resort I stayed at a few times as a kid and it is amazing.  I highly recommend the Hyatt Scottsdale Regency Resort.  There is a beach pool with sand for the kids and so many waterways to swim that you get lost. Literally. There’s a story there. There are also tons of jacuzzis and a huge clock tower slide.  My childhood memories of it didn’t disappoint as a senior in high school.  Prom was amazing there too.  Gondola rides and amazing food. So yeah, if you visit, go there.  Can you see why I love green?  The pops of green in the desert were like cold water to me on a blazing hot day.

So you can be sure that I’ll be sharing a lot about the abundance of green here WITH pics 🙂