Monday, July 23, 2012

A New Day

Sunrise and Pineapple Fountain, Waterfront Park, Charleston, South Carolina
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved

Seeming to dangle from the fingers of a fine fountain, a Carolina Lowcountry
sun rises to begin a new day. In that same spirit, I shall begin a new chapter in the story line of Doug's Photo Blog. Shifting the setting from our adventures out West, I return to the Deep South, where Becky and I have lived for
more than 25 years in Charleston.

Every story should offer a bit of drama and intrigue, and perhaps some comic relief. Hence the title of this week's chapter shall be, "A Return to Charleston...  whereupon the leading characters ride a runaway carriage, stroll along the Battery promenade during a tropical tempest, feast on she crab soup while whistling Dixie, shop for pineapple-shaped chocolates at the Market, collect sea shells by the sea shore (even after getting swamped by a salty rogue wave), fish in backwater creeks 
among cypress knees for stumpknockers,
and dance the Charleston while wearing silly feathered hats." 

P.S.  Please note that Doug's Photo Blog may be a work of fiction.
Names, characters, places, yaks and incidents could be the product of
my imagination or a condition of delirium brought on by eating too much
she crab soup. Any resemblance to actual persons, events,
yaks or locales are likely to be entirely a fluke.
 Thank you.


  1. HA! I love it, Doug. You surely are a great entertainer. Keep it up! :)

  2. surprising!I was wonderfing what it is before I read the text!

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  3. Made me laugh Doug. My what an imagination you have. Sure your not a relation to Dr Suess?

  4. A lovely cameo image to start the return to your own 'backyard' I'm looking forward to the Charleston reprise already!

  5. i'm swimming in a sea of anticipation.

  6. Exquisitely beautiful..extraordinary golden morning light!

  7. Very cool! Great lighting on the shot.

  8. These metal claws like hands that would catch the water to retain it. Excellent!

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  10. Sounds like an interesting change Doug. I can almost hear the water falling over the fountain.

  11. Made me want to have a she crab soup. Hahaha.

    Anyway, the photo is a masterpiece! Standing loud claps. Genius composition (both the photo & the story). :)

  12. excellent angle, doug! your point of view makes an innocent pineapple appear creepy and sinister !!!

  13. marvelous use of colors, great to see all this

  14. Ha, you're crazier than me!
    Did you write the script for Danny Boyle to direct the Isles of Wonder? ;o)

  15. Whether West or East, North or South, it's always a great pleasure to visit the whimsical, if fantastical world of Doug's Photoblog. Gorgeous setting sun shot to put your western trip to bed.

  16. nice to see you going back to SC scenes now.. :) very nice shot here..

  17. These Pictures are breath taking Doug!! Wish i had more time to look through them!! Visiting this site will become part of my morning ritual!! Truly, breath taking...

  18. A fantastic, eye-catching image. WOW.


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