Category Archives: Landscape

Green World

Partly man-made and partly from nature, this green rock-scape caught my eye on a beach on Route A1A in northeastern Florida. Damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 was evident with many of the homes overlooking this beach still in ruins. I suspect some may have fallen in.

Green Rocks at the Beach
Green Rocks at the Beach

I’m sure there is a story behind the placement of these pieces, maybe they were part of a wall or dock. The green algae or seaweed that now covers them was a gorgeous shade of green and the whole thing looked like a back drop in an old Star Trek  TV episode.

Green Rocks at the Beach
Green Rock at the Beach with a Hole

A storm was brewing with dark skies over the ocean adding to the eeriness of this scene. I would have liked to stay and watch how the incoming tide would work its way over this but that didn’t fit the day’s schedule.

Green Rocks at the Beach
Green Rocks at the Beach

Do Dogs Like Sunsets?

Do Dogs Like Sunsets?

Maybe they don’t care, but they sure like walks on the beach!

Man and Dogs Watching Sunset
Man and Dogs Watching Sunset, second dog is directly behind the man

It was a beautiful end to the day, the tide was out and there was very little breeze. The temperature around 60 degrees F (15 C) belied that it is still winter in South Carolina.

Man and Dogs Watching Sunset
Man and Dogs Watching Sunset

Sun setting behind Folly River from Folly Beach County Park, 2/6/2018.

Pond Reflections 2

Today had none of the brilliance of my last images from these spots: it was grey and few sprinkles of rain had graced us. But the pond was just as still and the reflections as clear.

Pond Reflections on Grey Day
Pond Reflections on Grey Day

Our recent cold weather has slowed the nesting activity with only a few herons tending to nests today.

Pond Reflections on Grey Day
Pond Reflections on Grey Day

01/10/2018

Click on photo for larger view

Taken with the Sony Alpha 6500, 18-105 Lens, Processed in Lightroom and NIK Color FX Pro 4.

Magnolia Cemetery

It’s not just the fences that are works of art at Magnolia Cemetery. Statues and monuments giving tribute to the departed of all ages  are scattered throughout all of the sections.

Eternal Rest
Eternal Rest

The lush landscaping and massive trees, evident even in December, add to the peaceful feeling of the cemetery. I’m usually more interested in the birds that share this space when we walk here but the man-made beauty attracted my camera this day.

Magnolia Cemetery
Magnolia Cemetery

Charleston, SC, December 2017.

Symmetry in the Pond

We see much of the Great Blue Heron nesting and flying action that we witness from the path that runs through the trees on this end of the pond. The  pond is a man-made, roughly a rectangle, with a paved path that runs along three sides.

End of the Pond, Reflected
End of the Pond, Reflected

The portrait oriented photo above gives a better sense of the height of the trees, but doesn’t show the width of the pond the way the landscape oriented image does, below (click on image for larger view).

End of the Pond, Reflected
End of the Pond, Reflected, Great Blue Heron nesting tree at far left.

December 22, 2017