Saturday, June 25, 2016

Eagle Door


Door with Eagle, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This single house features a wreath decorated door
 accentuated by a flying eagle. Notice the piazza above,
which faces toward the harbor to catch cooling breezes.



Friday, June 24, 2016

Guiding Light

Pirates Alleyway, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




A shaft of sunlight points out the alleyway
 to Pirate's Courtyard in the French Quarter.



Thursday, June 23, 2016

Mission Accomplished

Window, San Xavier Mission, Tucson, Arizona
© Doug Hickok




Beautiful ornamentation wonderfully accentuates
a plain window on an old Spanish mission near Tucson.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Clouded Water

Church Creek, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




Cottony clouds fill Church Creek
 on a summer morning in June.



Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Campus Beauty

College Way, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




This vignette along College Way illustrates the unique
 charm of the College of Charleston campus...
it is both an historic and horticultural beauty.


Monday, June 20, 2016

Slightly Different Take

South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona  © Doug Hickok



When visiting the Grand Canyon,
it ultimately becomes the subject of everyone's focus.
But for something a bit different, I used it as a backdrop
 to this shapely juniper growing at the canyon rim.



Sunday, June 19, 2016

Window Display

Window Boxes, East Battery, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Just about any street in the Historic District
 will have houses with decorative window boxes.
These are on a classic Charleston single house near The Battery.



Saturday, June 18, 2016

Marshland Moods

Marshland, West Ashley Park, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Summer morning haze adds a misty atmosphere
 to the Lowcountry marshlands near where I live.
I take my daily bike ride past here
 and try to capture the mood of the park.



Friday, June 17, 2016

An Eden for the Natives

Garden Door, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A rounded door with trellis archway
 is surrounded by a lush garden and
wrought iron scrollwork in the Historic District.
If your eyes are sharp enough you might also spot
 an inconspicuous reptilian denizen as well.



Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer Hues

Parkinsonia, East Battery, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




June blooms along The Battery fill a blue sky with color.



Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Colorado Plateau

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A view across the Grand Canyon toward the North Rim
 illustrates the plateau's flatness, and the layers of stone
 which the Colorado River persistently cut through over time.



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Morning Clouds

Marshland in the Morning, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Morning clouds add texture to sky
 and water at a West Ashley Park marsh.



Friday, June 10, 2016

Backdrops

Ironwork, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Colorful doors, walls and gardens provide vivid backgrounds
 for Charleston's seemingly unending variety of ironwork.






Thursday, June 9, 2016

Country Life in the City

Cast Iron Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Details on this ornate gate evoke a pastoral theme
 that dates back to the classical era.



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Behind Door Number One

Garden Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Behind this door in the wall
 awaits a secret garden blooming with color.



Sunday, June 5, 2016

Web of Light

West Ashley Park, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A spider web catches the morning light
at West Ashley Park.



Thursday, June 2, 2016

Desert Eden

Ocotillo Cactus, Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A hiking trail in the Superstition Wilderness
 led us past a desert paradise in spring bloom.



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Still Standing

Pioneer Cabin, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




The Carter Shields Cabin stands alone in a quiet clearing
 near the Cades Cove Loop Road. This solitary rustic dwelling
dates from the 1880's when the cove was occupied by
descendants of the early pioneers.



Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Sea Shells and Sand

Chapel of Ease Ruins, St. Helena Island, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A detail shot of the Chapel of Ease ruins
 shows the brick and tabby construction
 materials used on this Anglican church
 which dates back to the Colonial Era (1740).



 

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Afternoon Shadows

Door Handle, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Afternoon sun casts shadows on a Meeting Street door
adding a bit of contrast and texture.



Saturday, May 28, 2016

Row of Boats

Sail Boats, Ashley River, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A neat row of sail boats makes a reflective pattern
 on a misty morning along the Ashley River.



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