Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Charleston Ablaze with Color

Colonial Lake, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Ornamental sweetgrass is lit up by the evening sun,
setting it ablaze with light and color. 


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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Mirrored Design

Grace Church, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok



This is not "smoke & mirrors".
Frontal lighting on a church steeple in Charleston
reveals its nearly perfect symmetrical design.


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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Beach Patterns

Tide Pools, Folly Beach, SC   © Doug Hickok



This aerial view of Folly Beach was seen from,
 not a drone nor a plane, but from the fishing pier.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Bell Towers at Dawn

Three Bell Towers, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Charleston is called the Holy City for its abundance of churches,
 some of them quite old and historic, like the Lutheran
 and Unitarian churches pictured here in the foreground.

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Harbor Light

Lighthouse, Sullivan's Island, SC  © Doug Hickok



Sullivan's Island Lighthouse projects its beacons of light
 toward the sea to guide ships coming into Charleston Harbor.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Tideland Reserve

Bennett's Point, ACE Basin, SC  © Doug Hickok



A shrimp boat dock at high tide is reflected in the Ashepoo River,
 one of three rivers that makes up the expansive
 ACE Basin National Estuarine Research Reserve.
The other two rivers are the Combahee and Edisto.
The estuary encompasses nearly 100,000 acres
 and is one of the largest on the East Coast.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Dawn Palm

Folly Beach, SC   © Doug Hickok



A lone palm greets the new day at the Edge of America,
otherwise known as Folly Beach.

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Skeleton Crew

Skeleton on a South of Broad Balcony, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



It's that time of year when Charleston's
 spooky denizens come out of the shadows
to haunt the old city.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Colors of Folly

Yellow Shutter, Folly Beach, SC   © Doug Hickok




Businesses in the town of Folly Beach paint their buildings
 with bright colors, which catch my eye everytime I visit.
This one had lovely yellow shutters which I couldn't resist.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Natural Patterns

Dawn, Sullivan's Island, SC  © Doug Hickok



Parallel patterns of sand, water and clouds form
 at dawn on a barrier island near Charleston.

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Historic Landmark

Historic District, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This classic Charleston entry graces Legare Street in the South of  Broad neighborhood. The house is listed as a National Historic
 Landmark for its Federal-style architecture.



Monday, October 23, 2017

Sheldon Church Ruins

Old Sheldon Church, Yemassee, SC  © Doug Hickok



The ruins of a colonial era church rest below the arching limbs
 of old live oaks near Yemassee, South Carolina.


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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Earthly Couds

Sullivan's Island, SC   © Doug Hickok  



Coastal clouds are reflected in the surf
 at sunrise on Sullivan's Island.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sea Island Road

Botany Bay Road, Edisto Island, SC  © Doug Hickok



Beneath the arching limbs of live oaks,
 Botany Bay Road appears to pass through
 a naturally made tunnel on a sea island in South Carolina.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Dawn Jetty

Morris Island Lighthouse, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok



A long exposure at dawn transforms crashing waves
 into a soft mist at this jetty on Folly Beach.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Double Sunrise?

Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok



At Folly Beach's Lighthouse Heritage Preserve,
a maritime forest is slowly being eroded by the sea,
leaving behind a boneyard beach that is ideal
for watching a sunrise over the ocean.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Quintessentially Charleston

Historic District, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This perfect Charleston street scene
 could have come straight out of the Roaring 20's.
Anyone know how to dance the Charleston?

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Gazebo in the Park

The Wedding Gazebo, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Late afternoon sun casts long shadows in the Wedding Gazebo,
a popular venue for special events at Charleston's
White Point Gardens.


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ghostly Woods

Trees in the Mist, near Fancy Gap, Virginia  © Doug Hickok



Mountain fog shrouds a cluster of trees
 near Virginia's Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Steeples at Dawn

Historic Churches, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



St John's Lutheran Church and its neighbor,
the Unitarian Church, rise above old rooftops
 along Archdale Street in Charleston's Historic District.



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Monday, October 2, 2017

Lone Boat

Georgetown, SC  © Doug Hickok



A small skiff is docked near Harborwalk in Georgetown,
 South Carolina. Some historians believe that Georgetown
 is the site of North America's first European settlement.
Called San Miguel de Guadalupe,
 it was founded by the Spanish in 1526,
but lasted only a very short time.



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Verdant Courtyard

Entry, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A brick and stucco courtyard is complemented
 with lush plantings at a mansion entryway
 in the Historic District.

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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Historic Churchyard

Churchyard Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Saint Michael's Church has some of the oldest
 and most ornate wrought iron gates in Charleston. 
This is the churchyard early on a Sunday morning.
It is where two signers of the U.S. Constitution,
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney and John Rutledge,
are buried.


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Avian Real Estate

Near Fancy Gap, Virginia  © Doug Hickok



Local birds looking for a colorful new home
 with excellent location near the Blue Ridge Parkway
 should contact Misty Mountain Avian Real Estate,
near Fancy Gap, Virginia.


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Grand Canyon Evening

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona   © Doug Hickok



The Colorado River flows out of the shadows
 of towering cliffs, and into evening sunlight
 in this vista from the Grand Canyon's edge.


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Monday, September 25, 2017

Cotton Rainbow

Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This rainbow wreath is made from a cotton plant
 and is proudly displayed at a colorful entrance
 in the Historic District.


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Avondale



Avondale District, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok



An area in Charleston's West Ashley has colorful vibes
 that attract locals to shop and eat out. My favorite?
 Why, it's the coffee and dessert stop. Fill me up!

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City's Historic Heart

Gate and Saint Michael's Chucrch Steeple, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok




An ornate entry gate to Hibernian Hall frames a scene
 in the center of Charleston's Historic District,
 where an old gas lantern, and the city's oldest church
 provide a charming backdrop.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Alpine Light

Blue Lake, San Juan Mountains, Colorado  © Doug Hickok 



Afternoon sun illuminates an alpine lake
 high in the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness of Colorado.


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Monday, September 18, 2017

Iron, Stone & Wood



Scroll Patterns, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Take a stroll through Charleston's Historic District
 and pay attention to its details. You will be rewarded
with the beauty of the city's design, whether it appears in
 wrought iron, stone or wood.


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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Local Refuge


Scenes from West Ashley Park, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Our neighborhood park is an ideal place
 to get a soul full of some Lowcountry nature.



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Thursday, September 14, 2017

For History Buffs

Murray's Mill, Catawba, North Carolina  © Doug Hickok



Murray's Mill Historic District in Catawba, North Carolina
 features this century-old mill. Original one-ton grind stones
 and milling equipment can be seen inside.
There are also 
the John Murray House
and a 
nearby general store.



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mysterious

Old Maple, near Fancy Gap, Virginia   © Doug Hickok



Fog envelopes old trees near
the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.



Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Campmeeting





Balls Creek Campground, Catawba, North Carolina  © Doug Hickok



At Bandy's Crossroads, North Carolina, there is a colorful
 community of "tents" which forms a National Historic Site known
 as Balls Creek Campground. Dating back to 1853, this Methodist
 meeting camp is one of the largest church camps in the Southeast.

 For two weeks every year in August, these "tents" are rented
to members attending the camp, which is quite a contrast from
 the original members who gathered here in covered wagons.



Friday, September 8, 2017

Shop Till You Drop

King Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A row of 19th century commercial storefronts forms part of the King Street Shopping District in downtown Charleston.
 Attractions include antique shops, art galleries, restaurants,
 cafes, wine bars and hotels.



Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mystery Road

Rural Road, near Fancy Gap, Virginia   © Doug Hickok



Mountain mist shrouds a narrow road
 not far from the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.







Monday, September 4, 2017

Rim Rock Drive

Colorado River Valley, Grand Junction, Colorado   © Doug Hickok



Clouds tower above the Colorado River Valley
 as seen from Colorado National Mounument's
Rim Rock Drive.



Saturday, September 2, 2017

Line Performance

Atlanta, Georgia   © Doug Hickok



A convergence of lines puts on a show
 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center.


Thursday, August 31, 2017

Iron Ivy

Gate Detail, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok




Ivy wrought in iron climbs a garden gate
 in Charleston's Historic District.


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Battery Landmark

Antebellum Mansion, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This neo-classical mansion stands tall
 while facing morning light along Charleston's East Battery.



Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Feeder Art

Bird Feeder, Asheville, North Carolina   © Doug Hickok



An ordinary bird feeder is transformed into a surrealistic
 work of art at the Botanical Gardens at 
Asheville
in North Carolina.



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