Friday, November 28, 2014

Geometry and Color

Wagon Detail, The Old Depot, Village of Lewisburg, Ohio
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




Color comes in different sizes and shapes,
 depending on your point of view.
Have a fun Friday!




Thursday, November 27, 2014

Beauty of the World

Live Oaks and Rice Mill Pond, Middleton Place, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




I am thankful for the beauty of the world in which we live.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Making a Splash

Autumn Ginkgo, South Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A splash of yellow brightens the view along Charleston's
 Battery on a brilliant autumn day.



Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Boards of Color

Painted Boards, Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Interesting color can be found just about everywhere.

These old boards near Shem Creek caught my eye
with their bright hues and weathered textures.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Icon

Pineapple Fountain, Waterfront Park, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




Charleston's iconic Pineapple Fountain symbolizes
 the city's deep rooted sense of hospitality.
It is framed beautifully by the verdant environs of
Waterfront Park, a key green space along Charleston Harbor.



 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Left Standing

Lone Gate, Middleton Place, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Union soldiers burned Middleton Place's main plantation house
 (built in 1705) during the final months of the Civil War.
The gate was left standing.




Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Way We Were

Wheels and Pumps, Old Depot, Village of Lewisburg, Ohio
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Old wheels, gears and pumps with their patinas

survive from a former era when hand and horse power
 ran the country.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Shadowy Plot

Fence Shadows, Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Late afternoon light stretches shadow patterns across an old
 graveyard plot at Charleston's historic Magnolia Cemetery.



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Post-Revolutionary Entrance

Handrail and Steps, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Follow the scrolling handrail and the curving steps to the entry 

of an 18th century mansion in the South of Broad historic district.



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Decorating for the Season

Spanish Moss and Live Oaks, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




Natures way of decorating is to drape spanish moss over oak trees,
 then let the setting sun light it up.




Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Grand Landscape


Dunes and Mountains, Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




The grand scale of this landscape can be sensed from this vantage point
where grasslands merge with dunes, which are then towered over
by the jagged peaks of the Rockies.




Monday, November 17, 2014

Misty Monday - Ashley River Sunrise

Marsh Grass and Sailboat, Ashley River, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A moored sailboat blends with
 marsh grasses in the mist along the Ashley River.




Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lowcountry Sunset

Sunset with Spanish Moss, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved


A Lowcountry day comes quietly to an end
 as the sun sets over the tidelands.





Saturday, November 15, 2014

Sunflower Wreath

Sunflower Gate, Longitude Lane, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




How do you add sunshine to a shady lane?




Friday, November 14, 2014

Burning

Mid-Morning Sun, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



The fireball that is our sun blazes away
 after burning-off morning sea fog at Folly Beach.




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Green Curtain

Red House, Venice, Italy  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)




A touch of green in a balcony curtain
 complements this red house in Venice.




Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Towers of Stone


Rocky Pinnacles, Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark, Kansas
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




Walking amid the pinnacles of Monument Rocks
 feels like walking amid ancient towers of stone.




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Old Style

Courtyard Fountain, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



A baroque-style fountain adds a touch of the old country
 to this courtyard garden in Charleston.




Monday, November 10, 2014

Best Seat in the Garden

Outdoor Seating at the Restaurant, Middleton Place Gardens, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




A perfect spot to admire the views at Middleton Place Gardens
 is here in the restaurant's outdoor seating courtyard.




Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Glimpse of Tranquility

Boat and Dock, Ashley River, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




 A tranquil moment is glimpsed 
as morning mists rise
along the Ashley River and its bordering marshlands.




Saturday, November 8, 2014

Branching Out

Boneyard Beach, Botany Bay Plantation, Edisto, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




This old tree's exposed roots seem like an extension of its branches,
spreading 
like tentacles across the sandy beach at Botany Bay Plantation.




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