Sunday, February 10, 2013

Early Spring at Charles Towne

Red Maples and Split Rail Fence, Charles Towne Landing, Charleston, SC
 © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved




Our warm winter temperatures have brought out early spring in the Lowcountry. These red maples are sending out their catkins, soon to become little helicopter seeds which spin from their limbs to the ground.

This scene is from Charles Towne Landing State Park, the original site of the English settlement of 1670. A decade later, the frustrated settlers moved from this hot, mosquito infested inland area to the breezy peninsula where today's 

city of Charleston thrives.


18 comments:

  1. Daily photo blog browsing certainly highlights how quickly the seasons change.

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  2. you can't imagine what a salve this is to my snow-dazzled eyes.

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  3. Sheeeeesh! And I'm still shoveling my 35.5 inches this morn. BUT I can dream of these...

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  4. I love the progression of color in this photo. And lucky you to have such an early spring! Enjoy!!! :)

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  5. Fantastic!
    u're magician of colour!

    xoxo, Juliana | PJ’ Happies :) | PJ’ Ecoproject

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  6. To wspaniałe uczucie zobaczyć już taki piękny kolor na drzewie. Pozdrawiam.
    It's a great feeling to see such a beautiful color already on the tree. Yours.

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  7. The red of the spring leaves is dazzling and really jumps off the page!
    I also love the fantastic light and interesting multi-layered composition.

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  8. an image that captures some of the essentials of the south ... the split rail fence is one of them !!!

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  9. So the Red Maples have red leaves even their new leaves in the spring? Quite impressive. I love those split rail fences - I've not seen any quite like this in Australia.

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  10. marvelous fence and maples. fine composition

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  11. The history of this place sounds a bit like Jamestown in VA?!
    How's my American history?
    Thanks to NGS! Ha :o)

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  12. Delicious sunny day there, in Autumn mood and beautiful colors!
    Léia

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  13. Good to see where the city fathers lived - and their keen sense of design in something as utilitarian as a fence.

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  14. wow, love the color on them.. really nice shot. :)

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  15. Lovely picture and an interesting history lesson :)
    Spring still seems to be far far away up here (it's really cold and there are lots of snow...)

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