Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Post About a Post

Old Fence Post, San Juan Mountains, Colorado
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Keeping the critters out is just as important as keeping the livestock in.
This old wooden post helps do the job near a mountain range
in the Mt. Sneffels Wilderness in Colorado.




Saturday, April 18, 2015

Blooming Path

Azaleas, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A pathway bordered by azaleas makes a colorful
 and inviting springtime vignette.



 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Natural Beauties

Wildflowers, Hill Country, Texas  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



The annual blooming of wildflowers in the Texas Hill Country
 makes a most beautiful natural display.




Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Simple Globe

Alleyway Lantern, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A small globe-shaped lantern is a departure from the usual
 ornate gas lanterns found in many places around Charleston.
But it is the perfect fit for this narrow alleyway in the historic district.




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Arch and Blooms

Dogwood Blooms, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A slant of morning sun illuminates dogwood blooms
 as they span an ornate garden gate.




Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Paint Colors

Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



The light of a new day paints the Pineapple Fountain
 and the City Art Gallery with a wash of golden hues
 at Waterfront Park.




Monday, April 13, 2015

The Stars Were Aligned

Street Lamps, College of Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



An alignment of backlit street lamps, glowing like stars,
adds an element of design to this image taken at
 the College of Charleston. Like much of the city of Charleston,
 the college campus is a garden in full spring bloom.




Sunday, April 12, 2015

Marvelous

Cherry Blossoms, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Even though we have lived in Charleston for a long time,
 I still marvel every year at just how beautiful
the springtime is in the historic district.




Saturday, April 11, 2015

Askew

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




A carpenter's square might be useful here.
On the other hand, I like the character
 of this quirky, old door gone slightly awry.




Thursday, April 9, 2015

Molten Stone

Cobblestone Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Stone appears molten on a cobblestone street
set aflame by the morning sun.



 

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Garden Spot


Garden Sculpture, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




A peaceful spot in a Charleston garden
 is the ideal place for a graceful sculpture.




Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Graceful Integration

Gate with Flowering Dogwood, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A flowering dogwood integrates with a wrought iron gate
 to create a graceful vignette in Charleston.




Monday, April 6, 2015

Extra Hand

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



This door knocker is handy
 for announcing your arrival.




Sunday, April 5, 2015

Spring Festoons

Door with Wisteria Vine, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Charleston is draped with blooms this time of year.




Saturday, April 4, 2015

From Warehouses to Row Houses

Houses on Cobblestone Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Row houses on this cobblestone street are
 near the waterfront and in an area that was packed
 with wharfs and warehouses in the 1800's.




Friday, April 3, 2015

Dubai Style

Skyline, Dubai, UAE  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




Office and residential towers stacked against the sky
 come in many shapes and colors in a newly minted part of Dubai.




Thursday, April 2, 2015

An American Aloe

Century Plant, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



This century plant makes an exotic centerpiece
 for a courtyard garden in Charleston's historic district.




Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Redbuds Galore

Redbud, South of Broad, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

Redbud in a Courtyard Garden, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

Redbud in the French Quarter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Spring brings the blooms out
 on Charleston's redbud trees.




Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Glowing Fence


Fence, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



This fence catches the morning sun much of the year,
making it appear as though King Midas just touched it.




Monday, March 30, 2015

Simple Tool

Ladder, Al Ain Palace, Al Ain, UAE
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




What tool is more simple and effective than this one.
I say, three cheers for the ladder!




Sunday, March 29, 2015

Gothic Gem

Facade, Matthias Church, Budapest, Hungary
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Gothic details abound on Matthias Church
 which stands atop Budapest's Castle Hill.




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