Monday, January 8, 2018

Snowy South Carolina Weekend

This is definitely not something I ever thought I'd write when we decided to move to Charleston.  Average lows are barely ever into the 30s, and even in the wintertime, the average highs are in the 60s.  When we were in New England for Christmas and saw that snow was predicted in Charleston 10 days out, we definitely rolled our eyes.  Even when I went back to work after New Years, and we talked about closing the office the following day, just in case, I thought we'd get a dusting.  Then, on Wednesday, it started with freezing rain.  Around noon, it changed to snow, and before I knew it, we had 5+ inches of snow.  Yeah, I know, we're from New England, and should know about snow (hello, Halloween 2011 Blizzard and Nemo: 2013), but this was something different.  
We took every advantage of playing in the snow, and even took our 2018 Christmas card photo, because when will our house ever have snow in front of it again?!  The snow stopped by the time the sun went down, and the sunset was incredible.  The streets were covered in snow, and those few streets that people had braved turned into sheets of ice.  We went sledding behind the golf cart, and it was amazing!!  You can check out a video on my Instagram story highlights.
Thursday and Friday were spent in the neighborhood.  There aren't any plows, so it was just about waiting for the snow to melt.  Golf cart was our primary form of transportation to visit friends.  But holy moly, did everything look so pretty!  Our neighbor even flew his drone over the 'hood, and captured the most beautiful shots.  Our home is on the left side of the photo below.
By Saturday, we had some serious cabin fever.  We decided to brave downtown to exchange a few Christmas presents (and shop the extended Lilly sale at a local shop!).  Of course, I also had a take a few photos of my favorite streets.  It was crazy to see the melting patterns.  Because the sun hits them, all North-South streets were clear, but East-West were still covered in snow and ice.  It was pretty dead, so we got to stop a bunch of times and get some fun shots (including one sitting in the middle of Tradd Street - haha!). 
On Sunday, we might not have left the house.  We cooked, watched football, and relaxed.  As I write this on Sunday night, it looks like I will be going back to work in the morning, but with the chance of rain, hopefully nothing will get too icy!

Linking up for 'Weekending' with Biana today!

15 comments:

Ellen Ross | Ask Away Blog said...

Aww I love these photos of your home and neighborhood <3

A Simple Southern Life said...

I just love all of these pictures.. the snow is so pretty! That was a good idea to go ahead and take your Christmas card photo!

kerri @ cheshire kat said...

ok just when i thought charleston couldn't look any cuter - there the weather goes putting snow on it and it is indeed so lovely! what a fun time :)

xoxo cheshire kat

Rebecca Jo said...

How smart are you doing your 2018 pic with the snow.

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

LOVE that you guys shot your 2018 Christmas card with the snowy backdrop. Awesome idea <3
Green Fashionista

Making Restorations said...

Such a weird scene, snow and palm trees. Love that you guys took Christmas card photos-so smart.

Chesson | Magnolia+Main said...

Charleston looked super magical with all of the snow! Kiawah was stunning, too. Glad y’all got some snow to enjoy this year :)

BLovedBoston said...

Girl props to you for thinking that far in advance for your holiday card photo - so smart!! xo, Biana

Missy said...

I love the juxtaposition of the palm trees and the snow! Good for you for thinking to take the Christmas card pic already! This part month of weather has jest been crazy!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

All of that snow looks so incredibly beautiful! I swear we never know what to do with snow in the South, but I'm glad that you were able to get out for a little bit to explore and shop! And that's so smart to get your Christmas card picture for next year!

Nicole said...

We loved the snow here too! However, it didn't melt and now we are on Snow Day 5. Yikes! I love the unexpectedness of snow in warmer climates. It feels magical! Your pictures are gorgeous and I love the aerial shot. Happy New Year!

Julie said...

Love your house color with the snow!

Jen said...

Your photos are absolutely beautiful! I am so jealous of all your snow!

Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis said...

Wow I can't believe all the snow and icicles you guys got in Charleston! It seems like the last few years were so warm around Christmas and the cold/snow came full force this year proving against "global warming". You captured some gorgeous photos! Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis

Kristen from Pugs & Pearls said...

Gorgeous pictures! It always makes me smile to see snow on palm trees. You live in such a cute little neighborhood!

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