Thursday, February 11, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Rare Sighting

Cypress Swamp, Magnolia Gardens, Charleston, SC
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I captured this wintery scene on film almost 20 years ago
 when Charleston experienced one of its occasional snow falls.
Usually snow melts quickly here, but not that day.  
Looking back now, a cypress swamp pictured with fresh snow
 is a very rare thing to witness in the Lowcountry.



Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Catching My Fancy


Balcony, Tradd Street, Charleston, SC
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A balcony cantilevered by fancy scroll work
 caught my eye on a house
 in the historic district South of Broad.



Saturday, February 6, 2016

Coming Soon

Sunrise on East Bay Street, Charleston, SC
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Fresh blooms amid historic architecture
 epitomize the spring show in Charleston.




Thursday, February 4, 2016

Service with a Smile

Mailbox, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



If I were a letter carrier, it would cheer me up
 delivering mail to this house in the Historic District.



Wednesday, February 3, 2016

An Avenue for the Eyes

Avenue of Oaks, near Charleston, SC
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Live oaks overlaid with resurrection fern and Spanish moss
 form an impressive row of repeating shapes and lines.



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Morning Magic

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



A misty morning on the peninsula adds a magical mood
 to this Charleston courtyard garden.



Sunday, January 31, 2016

Zephyrous Touch

Tide Pool, Kiawah Island, SC
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A gentle breeze caresses the surface of a tide pool
 on the sea island of Kiawah.



Saturday, January 30, 2016

Night Walk

French Quarter, Charleston, SC
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A walk in Charleston at night
 presents the historic city
 in an entirely different light.



Friday, January 29, 2016

Captured in a Lily Pond

Portico Reflection, Charleston, SC
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This garden pond reflects a neo-classical portico
 in Charleston's Historic District.



Thursday, January 28, 2016

Split Trunk

Sunset, Hampton Park, Charleston, SC
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This old, gnarled, split-trunked tree seems to enjoy
 the sunlight at Hampton Park.



Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Lowcountry Gothic

Gate, Fenwick Hall, John's Island, SC
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An eerie presence envelopes the entrance to Fenwick Hall,
also known as Fenwick Castle, an old plantation
 that dates back to the colonial era. Note the distant 

wild turkey in the road behind the gate.


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Keen for Spring

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



Light, color and texture come together nicely
 in this depiction of a scrolly garden gate in spring.



Monday, January 25, 2016

Journey

Forest Path, New Brunswick, Canada
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Light at the pathway's bend
 entices us to keep exploring.



Sunday, January 24, 2016

Prime Real Estate

Lanterns and Steeple, Charleston, SC
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These distinctively shaped lanterns belong to Hibernian Hall,
 which is situated near Charleston's prime landmark,
 the colonial era Saint Michael's Church.



Saturday, January 23, 2016

Edisto Sunrise

Sunrise, Boneyard Beach at Botany Bay, Edisto Island, SC
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Morning sun peeks above the Atlantic Ocean
 as the surf inundates what remains
 of a maritime forest on Edisto Island.



Friday, January 22, 2016

Street Charm

French Quarter, Charleston, SC
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A stroll in Charleston's French Quarter
 offers charming vignettes around every corner.



Thursday, January 21, 2016

Icy Waters

A Cascade near Mount Hood, Oregon
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Glacial runoff from the sides of Mount Hood
 creates a cascade of icy cold water in the White River valley.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Magic Show

Gate near the Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved



This garden gate near the Battery stands next to a sidewalk
 used by many walkers and runners.
At sunset warm light transforms the ironwork
 into something magical for them to enjoy.



 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A Winter Refuge

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



Courtyard gardens in Charleston are often protected
 from winter chills by the tall houses
 and brick walls that enclose them.



Monday, January 18, 2016

Moors in the South


Arcade, Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
© Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Moorish influence is echoed in the architectural style
 of Atlanta's Fabulous Fox Theatre.



Saturday, January 16, 2016

Southern Home and Garden Show

Lantern with Row Houses, Charleston, SC
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Row houses along East Bay Street display
 a variety of horticultural delights for the springtime.



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