Saturday, July 30, 2016

Layers of Limbs

Live Oaks, near Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

Layers of live oak limbs arch on to the ground
 at an old plantation near Charleston, South Carolina.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Ubiquitous Red Scooter

Scooter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

I see this red scooter often around the Historic District.
This time it's in the French Quarter where there are many
 arts and crafts galleries to explore.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Desert Howl

Wolf Window, Mission San Xavier,
Tucson, Arizona  © Doug Hickok

At a Spanish mission in the Sonoran Desert,
a wolf howls at the moon on this decorative window grate.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Reds and Greens

Crepe Myrtle, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

In Charleston's French Quarter, hues of a crepe myrtle
 complement the red door and shutters on the Pirate House.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Saguaro Man

Saguaro Cactus, Superstition Mountains, Phoenix, Arizona
© Doug Hickok

An ancient Saguaro assumes an anthropomorphic shape
 as it appears to wave down a taxi in the Superstition Wilderness.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Stone and Flower

Saint Philips Churchyard, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Tucked among a cluster of fading hydrangeas,
 an old headstone in the French Quarter
 forms a stoney contrast to the vegetation's delicacy.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Stepping Up

Rope Ladder, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

The easiest way to climb Charleston's big oak trees
 is to attach a rope ladder and reach for the sky.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Battery Stillness

White Point Gardens, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

Morning fog from the sea envelopes
 the oak-filled park on The Battery.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Vine and Iron

Vine and Ironwork, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

Clinging to any surface reachable,
 creeping fig finds a wrought iron grate
 to explore in Charleston's French Quarter.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Growing Wild

Informal Garden, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

An informal garden springs to life with an array of blooms
 in Charleston's Historic District.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Spring in the Churchyard

Azaleas, St. Michael's Church, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

Bright blooms fill Saint Michael's Churchyard
 with warm hues in the springtime.

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok

Along Shem Creek, a paddleboarder heads toward
 the open harbor and the setting sun.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

The Stone Cutter

Rocky Outcrop, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
© Doug Hickok

The Colorado River meanders through the eastern portion
 of the Grand Canyon, cutting its way into the stone
 during its long journey toward the Pacific Ocean.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Circle of Hearts

Courtyard Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A heart motif is the central focus
 of this garden gate near the Market.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Sun Bathing

Red Chair, Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
© Doug Hickok

A red chair catches some rays from the afternoon sun
 in a courtyard at the Heard Museum.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

All Quiet at Dawn

Elliott Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Lamps and lanterns light the way along a narrow street
 in Charleston's Historic District.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Bloomin' Oleanders

The Battery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Morning light paints East Battery homes with warm hues
 back when oleander bloomed full along the promenade.
I shot this photo on film several years ago before I turned to digital.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Red Brick Path

Alleyway, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A brick walkway leads to an entry off a main street
 in an area of Charleston that was formally part
 of the original walled city in the 1700's.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Lone Sign

Road Sign, San Luis Valley, Colorado  
© Doug Hickok

A lone road sign divides the photo of an arid valley
and a big sky in southern Colorado.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Between a Rock and a Hard Place

South Rim, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona  © Doug Hickok

Framed by two boulders, this long view of the Grand Canyon
 includes a switchback trail zigzagging
 toward the bottom where the Colorado River flows.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Scrolls Galore

Gate Scrolls, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A pattern of scrolls dazzles the eye
 on a garden gate in the Historic District.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Turquoise Bicycle

Turquoise Bicycle, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

An early mode of transportation is often most effectual
in traversing an old but small city like Charleston.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Old But Not Forgotten

Orvieto, Italy  © Doug Hickok
(Click on image for larger view)

The hill town of Orvieto perches on steep volcanic cliffs
 above fertile valleys in the region of Umbria, Italy.
The town is so old that it was originally settled by the ancient Etruscans.
I made this photo almost 20 years ago,
 on Kodachrome slide film (now aging and fading like me).


Monday, July 4, 2016

Rosy Dusk

Dusk, Kiawah Island, SC
© Doug Hickok

Coastal oaks near the beach at Kiawah
 are silhouetted against a rose-tinged sky at sunset.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Brick and Blooms

Springtime, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

Garden blooms brighten a brick-walled
 courtyard near the East Battery.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Semi-Tropical Eden

Garden Gate, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok

A King Street gate opens to a lush semi-tropical garden
 typical of those found in many parts of the Lowcountry.

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