Thursday, June 29, 2017

Blue Plumbago

John Rutledge House, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Flowering blue plumbago follows the curve of entry steps
 to an historic Bed and Breakfast in Charleston.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Lush Window Box

Window Box, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

A window box bursts with lush growth and a multitude of color
 at a mansion overlooking Meeting Street.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Crescent Domes

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE   © Doug Hickok

Mid day sunlight forms crescent shapes
 atop the domes of Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque.


Friday, June 23, 2017

Misty Ridges

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina  
© Doug Hickok

Clouds move across misty ridges
 in the heavily forested mountains
 of the Southern Appalachians.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Iron and Wood

Door Grille, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A wrought iron grille fits in the recess of a wooden door,
 making an interesting contrast of organic and inorganic materials.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pink and Blue

Hydranges, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok 

Hydrangeas frame an entry to a house
 in the Ansonbourgh area of downtown Charleston.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Window Grille

Garden Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

At the end of a brick walkway,
a door's wrought iron window grille
 is backlit by morning light.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Verdant Walls

Alleyway Path, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

Vines, ubiqutious throughout Charleston,
cover garden walls and building facades
with patinas of lush greens.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Sunset, Savannah, Georgia   © Doug Hickok

A towering cloud catches the warm light of sunset
 over a palmetto tree near Savannah, Georgia.
In a matter of minutes both the cloud and the sunlight
 dissipated into the night.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Saint Michael's Alley

Saint Michael's Alley, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

A sunny morning illuminates a South of Broad
in one of Charleston's oldest neighborhoods.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Balancing Finials

Finials, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Two large finials balance on a brick entry gate
 at one of Charleston's 
early 19th century mansions.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Narrow Lane

Narrow Lane, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
© Doug Hickok

Evening envelopes Cades Cove where a narrow lane
 cuts across pastureland that dates
 from 19th century settlements.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Park View

Saint Michael's Church, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Across the street in Washington Square,
Saint Michael's Church, one of Charleston's iconic landmarks,
 can be seen through a wrought iron gateway.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Three Gardens

3 Backyard Gardens, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Here is a sampler of backyard gardens
 in Charleston's Historic District,
showing an assortment of horticultural styles.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Light and Iron

Lantern and Balcony, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Mid morning sun backlights a lantern
 and a wrought iron balcony
 along an alleyway South of Broad.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Classic Storefront

Facade on Meeting Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Decorative details abound on the facades
 of historic commercial storefronts along Meeting Street.
This area features restaurants, shops and hotels.

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