Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Charleston's Mountains

Cumulus Clouds and the Cooper River, North Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

The "Lowcountry" surrounding the Charleston area is a fitting term, a perfect description of our local terrain. The land along the coast of South Carolina is so flat that clouds like these seem to tower like mountains. In summer, these kinds of clouds build and build until they peak as thunderstorms. But our mountains are transitory, constantly changing shape and ultimately dissipating into thin air.

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