Freshly dampened by the rain, this Magnolia Blossom was reaching for the sky.
And from a little different angle.
The grounds around Magnolia Plantation and Gardens are dotted with decorative statues. Look close and you will see an alligator tail and a turtle to the right of this lady, sharing the view of the pond.
Symbol of what I do not know, maybe nature saying hello.
This dead tree trunk with its roots sticking up was laid out in a pond where a dike made a sharp turn giving me different options for angles and reflections.
The first view shows off the “spines” made of the tree limbs and green reflections from a tree line, making the whole thing look like a prehistoric monster.
From a bit further on the spines are hidden, there was no background reflection and I got the impression of antlers.
From the far side, reeds at the edge of the pond came into play and the shifting clouds made an interesting reflection.
We had some rain last night which left a few water drops on flowers along the river bank at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.
Regrettably I did not see the Tree Frog at the time.
Although if I had I probably would have 100 images, not just four or five of a flower I have photographed before.
This is a somewhat artsy presentation of the Ravenel Bridge through a monument at Magnolia Cemetery.
Nature at her finest.
Lines going every which way occupy this space under an arbor.
Click on image for larger view.
Images with reflections are some of my favorites to capture. In this case I couldn’t get the bird and his reflection in the image as he was too high up in the tree. So just the reflection will have to do.
This was taken at the end of February before the trees started to leaf out.