Day 1- A Blog Trip to Charleston with Stepheny


Viewed as a whole, that bit of drifted yesterday caught between time and the rivers, called Charleston, is a city set in a garden.” E.T.H. Shaffer


Welcome to Charleston, a city I return to in my imagination again and again; here memories of cobblestone streets and the smell of Star Jasmine captured my imagination. I find my steps slowing as I wander through perfect gardens, my voice taking on a southern drawl. Charleston transports me into the South writers have long glorified. On this blog tour, I hope you catch a glimpse of how this can happen.

The Window Boxes of Charleston 
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The Use of Wooden Tubs Around Charleston

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Stepheny’s Photographs 2008

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her:
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6 Responses to Day 1- A Blog Trip to Charleston with Stepheny

  1. Lovely, Stepheny! The flower boxes are a huge part of the charm of this city.

  2. johnvic8 says:

    Thanks for taking me along on your sweet journey.

  3. Very nice photos! Those flower boxes are beautiful. Someone definitely has a green thumb.

  4. Specially like the gate and the cobblestone street!

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