Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fence on Fire?

Iron Fence, Murray Blvd., Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Not quite. What you actually see here is the warm light of a setting sun suffusing blades of sweetgrass with fiery color. Sweetgrass occurs naturally in the lowcountry, and has been used for centuries by the famous Gullah basket weavers to hand craft their beautiful basketry. Also, many Charlestonians grow ornamental sweetgrass in their gardens.

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