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Update 5: Long White Bridge, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens

I ended my last Long White Bridge update with:

Foot traffic was still not allowed on the bridge. I expect the sides will have a railing along the top and there will be caps on the posts, both in black.

Thursday this week was a sunny day and I went back to check on progress. The holiday decorations have been removed, the caps are in place, no black painting has been done, and visitors are still blocked from crossing the bridge.

Long White Bridge
Long White Bridge

I pretty quickly got distracted by a Great Blue Heron posing on the new railing.

Great Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Great Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

A few minutes later a Little Blue Heron decided to check out the new view, too.

Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

Surprisingly the Little Blue flew even closer to the GBH.

Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

Even more surprisingly the LBH  struck the same pose as the GBH, who never moved.

Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge
Great Blue Heron and Little Blue Heron on Long White Bridge

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, Charleston, SC
January 28, 2021

The Long White Bridge at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens which was  severely damaged by a falling maple tree on July 7, 2020.

My other photos of the  Long White Bridge

Backyard Carolina Anole on Caladium

With more time spent at home this summer Carolina Anoles have continued to entertain me on our patio.

Carolina Anole on Caladium
Carolina Anole on Caladium

This is the first year I’ve tried Caladium. It’s holding up to the heat and makes a great perch for the Anoles as they search for bugs.

Carolina Anole on Caladium
Carolina Anole on Caladium

The colors of the lizard and the leaves were incredibly vivid; here’s a B&W version.

Carolina Anole on Caladium
Carolina Anole on Caladium

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist: Rear, B&W

Many of the large churches in historic Charleston, SC, are difficult to photograph in their entirety due to the closeness of their neighbors. Turns out that the tops of parking garages provide some neat views that get around this dilemma.

This image is the rear of Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist that I featured last fall in my post Charleston Cathedral with Connecticut Connection.

Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Charleston, SC
Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist, Charleston, SC

The dramatic clouds were provided by an approaching summer thunder storm.