Starbucks & the Peach Orchard in South Carolina


I was up bright and early on Sunday morning. I fell asleep at 9:30 on Saturday and had plenty of sleep. On the way to the race, I regretted not bringing my camera as I passed the peach orchards in Fort Mill. They were in bloom and bursting with pink  flowers. I told myself that I’d get up extra early for church and stop there on the way to get a couple of shots.


I made it there by 7:30. The clouds were overcast and the sun was trying to shine through. I felt like I was in some kind of fairy tale. I didn’t get to see the trees do this last year.


I’ve been trying to work on my photography and this was the perfect place to do it.


This would be a beautiful background for a family photo or for wedding shots.


I’m not very put together in this photo, but I jumped in there anyways.


These orchards are on Anne Springs Close Greenway. The horses are usually out by the fence.


Nick was hungry and needed coffee so we stopped close by at the Starbucks in Baxter Village to get him something before church.


The Starbucks also had beautiful flowers on their trees 🙂


He ordered a coffee and the 290 calorie wheat wrap filled with cafe-free egg whites, spinach, feta, and tomatoes. I had a bowl of cheerios before church and I was saving my appetite for brunch!


I love this time of year 🙂


  • Michelle

    Tara these photos are absolutely gorgeous!! Wow!!! I love the pink, and that close up shot of the bloom!! I can’t wait for things to bloom here in dreary Chicago. Where would some places be here for good spring photos (I haven’t been here that long and I remember you lived here)?

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  • Makki

    I love your pants! 🙂 And your blog

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  • Kayla

    Beautiful photos! You look cute, but must go to a super-casual church to wear a denim shirt to Mass!

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  • Alex

    Lovely pictures of the peach orchards! I made one my background at work in hopes that spring will finally come to Boston and melt all the snow. Here’s to hoping!

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  • Sierra @La Spice Sisters

    Taralynn! Great photos! I was up in Tennessee recently and it was just starting to feel like spring. I love the buds and the mud and the smell of spring… its the most energizing feeling!
    Oh, and I went to Starbucks after reading this to try the egg-white feta wrap– yum!! It was so good! And only about 300 calories like you said! Win!

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  • Kristin C

    Oh my goodness! Those skies and those trees! Wow!
    You said the orchard is in Fort Mill? I think that is one of the places we’ve priced houses for rent if we end up moving. How cool!
    And that is the cutest looking Starbucks I’ve seen!

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  • Kathy

    I love how the sky looks like cotton candy in the second picture. So gorgeous!

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  • Ashley

    So jealous of the weather there! I so badly want to move to south carolina, ever since I visited when my brother graduated from parris island. I check the weather every day! Pennsylvania is still calling for snow flurries, today! It is supposed to be spring.

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  • Cami

    You should start doing photography professionally

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  • Cassie

    Such beautiful photos of the trees!

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  • Amara

    oh my gosh that orchard!!!! makes me want to travel over spring break! i’ve been following you for a few years now and your photography just keeps getting better and better! if you’re ever in minnesota, i’d love to go on a photo adventure with you!

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  • Linda @ The Fitty

    Oh my gosh, how romantic! For some reason these orchards remind me of Japan.

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  • Amy

    The Starbucks Bacon Artisan sandwich is my absolute favorite breakfast sandwich. The only thing that could make it better would be real, fresh cooked bacon instead of the instant stuff. Yum! I’m trying to stay away from it, though, because I can pack more protein in an egg breakfast at home for the 350 calories it has.

    …but it is delicious.

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  • Katie

    These photos are beautiful. You can see the improvement on your photography. It looks so great! I’m so glad you shared those. I love the natural colors!

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