Thursday, November 10, 2011

Palmetto Frond Forts and Other Fun

Joan from Charleston Daily Photos recently mentioned kolokolo on her blog, and added kolo to her low country blog roll. In thanks, I decided to dig into my photo files from the summer for some pictures of one of our favorite places in the world, Johns Island, S.C. I also asked Caroline if she'd like to be a guest blogger today. She kindly agreed:

"My favorite place to play is on Johns Island. Johns Island is full of trees. There are palmetto branches to play with when they fall. There are live oak trees that are so tall you can’t climb them and see their top. They make a wonderful roof. My cousins live there and play with me. We build houses out of palmetto branches. It is exciting because the wind blows hard and flaps the palmetto fronds. We play that we are Indians, and have palmetto swords. I can’t wait to play Indians again when I go back."


7 comments:

Beth said...

I know two little boys who would LOVE to play Indians with you! Please let us know when you plan to return to SC.

Julia said...

Beth, we absolutely will. You know twins and JI are a natural match!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What is more wonderful than giant old trees?

Mary said...

I have now added another destination to my bucket list - sounds so so good. For big and little kids alike!

Julia said...

GG - I love the trees, they really are ancient and massive, and they make a cathedral roof across the lawn.

Mary - it is wonderful for big and little alike. Whenever I arrive I feel like running around crazily with the kids and reverting to my childhood!

Lisa said...

I discovered your blog through Joan's blog. We recently moved to South Carolina and are loving it! I am also enjoying your blog....so interesting to read about adventures outside of the US. Thanks!

Julia said...

Lisa, thanks for popping by. Joan's blog is wonderful, and one of my inspirations - she knows how to take everyday photographs and make them interesting, and she does this truly every day.