Visiting Puddy in Palmetto Bluff

How lucky am I to have a sister who lives in Palmetto Bluff?!?!

 The newest Montage Inn at Palmetto Bluff   

The newest Montage Inn at Palmetto Bluff

 

My sister Puddy and I have a code for gift giving, if we want to hint to the other about the gift we are going to give the other, we say "it's a one for you, one for me". This obviously means, "I liked it so much, I bought myself one too."  (Those are usually the best kinds of gifts!) (And our favorite kind to buy!)

 Fire pits on the May River

Fire pits on the May River

Many, many decades ago we started using another phrase.  While divvying up some family treasures our darling (and only child) father suggested his daughters share the last few left over odds and end pieces of jewelry.  He used the plural "your" to describe things the sisters would share. (We have actually done a very good job of this hilariously ridiculous task.)  That also was the birth of our code word "our". This is the possessive "our". This is a "I like what you have so much, I'm your sister, so it belongs to both of us."  Although my sister didn't build me a house in Palmetto Bluff as well (not a "One for you and one for me"!), I am going to declare it an "our". "Our" Palmetto Bluff. "Our" everything in Palmetto Bluff....house, dog, zippy golf cart, etc. Good Idea! Right?! Only problem is I also have a brother and nieces and nephews declaring "our" on my guest room! 

 The May River

The May River

 

Set along the May River, between Hilton Head and Savannah, Palmetto Bluff is a 20,000 gated Low Country community in Bluffton, South Carolina.  The setting is movie set gorgeous, with it's drooping Spanish Moss and glorious Low Country architecture. The cornerstones of life in Palmetto Bluff are Low Country Culture, Nature and Conservation, Community and Connection, and Outdoor Pursuits. My favorite three activities are oogling the gorgeous homes, eating all the awesome Low Country food, and hacking my way around the Jack Nicholas signature golf course with beloved brother-in-law Phil. 

 I'm working on a "one for me, one for you deal" right now, Puddy, I'll take this one please!   

I'm working on a "one for me, one for you deal" right now, Puddy, I'll take this one please!

 

 Eerie and very romantic Spanish moss is everywhere

Eerie and very romantic Spanish moss is everywhere

 Docks on the May River

Docks on the May River

 Outdoor oyster bake in Moreland

Outdoor oyster bake in Moreland

 Perfect sunset seating over looking the marsh

Perfect sunset seating over looking the marsh

 Sunset by the pool

Sunset by the pool

 Love the serenity by the Moreland lap pool

Love the serenity by the Moreland lap pool

 Game room extraordinare

Game room extraordinare

 Tomato soup and grilled cheese with tomato and bacon hit the spot after a round of chilly golf at the May River Golf Club.

Tomato soup and grilled cheese with tomato and bacon hit the spot after a round of chilly golf at the May River Golf Club.

 Donald enjoying the Jack Nicholas signature course at the May River Golf Club

Donald enjoying the Jack Nicholas signature course at the May River Golf Club

 We saw several bald eagles while golfing. Sadly this was the best photo of one!

We saw several bald eagles while golfing. Sadly this was the best photo of one!

 Always, always have a needlepoint in tow.  Working on Iris.  This canvas will be available in kit form from Tricia Heaton Designs next month.   

Always, always have a needlepoint in tow.  Working on Iris.  This canvas will be available in kit form from Tricia Heaton Designs next month.