In photos: Welcome summer 2012

Image by Flickr user Jeremy Taylor A long exposure of the waves hitting a groin at Folly Beach.

With a length of 14 hours, 18 minutes, and 53 seconds Wednesday was the longest day of the year and marked the official start to summer.

It also means we're not too far off from boiling temperatures, so get out there and enjoy the Lowcountry while the getting is good.

If you need inspiration, here's some great recents submissions to our Flickr photo pool — drop your photo in (or e-mail to and there's a good chance we'll feature it. 

Shrimp boats at Shem Creek in East Cooper — by Monte

A snapshot of Lowcountry vegetation — by Monte

Summer's embrace at the Charleston Pour House — by Janetics Ink 

Dunes at Kiawah Island — by Madding Crowd

White Point Gardens at the Charleston Battery in infrared — by Marty.FM

Catfish caught off Johns Island — by Reellady

A historic Charleston home — by Terry Brock

Have more worthy shots? Add them to the group (details up top) or hit us up in the comments.

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