A friend invited me to Virginia to visit her folks for a long weekend. She also mentioned horse country and lots of four legged friends. The song ‘Walking on Sunshine’ comes to mind. Our days looked like this:

-Morning walk with camera. Greet all horses. Explore old barns and buildings.
-Tack up and go for a ride.
-Play with any puppies (cavachons, cavanese and labradoodles) that I can get my hands on.
-Sleep and repeat. 

If the puppies grab your heartstrings, please go to Gleneden or Gleneden South for more information. 

Experience Middleton Place

Living in Charleston we get lots of family and friends visiting. They all want to know the best plantation that will give them the whole experience - house, gardens, animals, etc.. The hard part with such a recommendation is that each historic plantation has a little something special and unique. My favorite way to experience Middleton is to stay at Middleton Inn and explore the grounds close to sunrise and sunset. And for either weddings or portraits, Middleton Place is absolutely picturesque. Peacocks will mosey in your photographs. The sun will fall just right on the water for mirrored reflections. And each garden feels as if you have entered a new space. Experience it for yourself.