Monday, July 6, 2015

Go With the Flow

Flowing Stream, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view)




Watching the hypnotic flow of water is, quite possibly,
 the most calming of activities.



 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Prairie Sky

Monument Rocks, Western Kansas  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Click on image for larger view.)




An expanse of big sky dwarfs Monument Rocks
 on the high prairie of western Kansas.




Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th

Old Church Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



This part of Charleston seems to recall
an era more than two centuries ago
 when our country first gained its independence.




Friday, July 3, 2015

Street Side Amenity

Hitching Post, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



This hitching post in the historic district is ideal
  for tying up your car so it doesn't wander away.




Thursday, July 2, 2015

Details

Entry Details, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Attention to detail can make all the difference.




Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Off Season

Rural Road in the Mist, John's Island, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



This sea island road tunnels through coastal woodlands
 on a cool misty morning in winter.




Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Flashy

Gate Detail, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Light slanting across a door at sunset
 provides a flashy background for French Quarter ironwork.




Monday, June 29, 2015

The Color of Optimism

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



Vibrant cherry blossoms are a sure way to brighten the day,
like these, near the porch of Two Meeting Street Inn.



 

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Shade Tress

Tress on the Prairie, Western Kansas  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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A tunnel of trees offers this lonely stretch of dirt road
 a speck of shade on the high prairie of western Kansas.




Saturday, June 27, 2015

Touched by Light

Canyon and Floodplain, Colorado National Monument, Colorado
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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The light of the Sun touches a canyon wall,
 brightening a shadowy western landscape in Colorado.




Friday, June 26, 2015

Appalachian Blues

Mountain Pasture, near Burnsville, North Carolina
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Fine textured pasture grasses contrast with the looming shape
 of Celo Knob in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.




Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lowcountry Outline

Live Oak Limbs, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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A sunset over Lowcountry marshlands
 makes a silhouette of live oak branches in Mt. Pleasant.




Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Moorish Vining

Column Detail, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




An arabesque of vines articulate the archways
 of an arcade at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta.



 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Journey

Journey Along the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




I often think of life as a journey. With each turn along the path a new view appears from which comes an entirely different perspective. Life is a constant learning experience. I am certainly not the same person that I was a year ago, five years ago or twenty years ago. My path has been ever evolving.
For that I am thankful.



 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Unity


Three Steeples, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Charleston is called the Holy City for its many houses of worship concentrated throughout the area, but especially on the peninsula where the historic district lies. In trying times, Charleston's communities and denominations unite in their faith, which makes the city strong and as one. The citizens response to the recent shooting at the Emanuel AME Church has demonstrated this in a remarkable way.

I found this peaceful image of a trio of Charleston steeples
in my old film files, which go back over a decade.
The Emanuel AME Church is the one in the center.




Friday, June 19, 2015





Our city and our nation mourn 
the senseless loss of life at Charleston's Emanuel AME Church.







Thursday, June 18, 2015

Silent Muse

Maze Garden, Magnolia Gardens, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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Beneath dangling strands of spanish moss,
 a solitary figure stands silently
 amid the Maze Garden at Magnolia Plantation.




Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Contrasting Centuries


USS Yorktown, Patriots Point Naval Museum, Mt. Pleasant, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
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The Ravenel Bridge provides a 21st century backdrop

 for the World War II era aircraft carrier USS Yorktown, 
part of the Patriots Point Naval Museum in Mt. Pleasant.




Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Bounty of Stone

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



There is so much cobblestone in Charleston

 that even private driveways make good use of them.




Monday, June 15, 2015

Sugar

Gate Scroll, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



Warm morning light makes an ordinary gate scroll

 float in crystalline sugar.




Sunday, June 14, 2015

Island Tranquility

Marsh Grass at Sunset, Daniel Island, SC
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




The soft hues of sunset grace

 Daniel Island's tranquil marshlands.




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