It was very windy, the kind of wind that makes your eyes water, as I walked around the recently burned rice field pond on Monday. At the first corner a number of Turkey Vultures were hunkered down.
At first I thought they might have found something dead to snack on, but as I got closer I could see they were resting.
Some of the reeds on the edge of the pond did burn, although not all the way to the ground.
A wider view, with the Vultures blending in to the brown vegetation. Oddly, I got no odiferous hint that there had recently been a fire here.
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
January 9, 2023