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.
I pretty quickly got distracted by a Great Blue Heron posing on the new railing.
A few minutes later a Little Blue Heron decided to check out the new view, too.
Surprisingly the Little Blue flew even closer to the GBH.
Even more surprisingly the LBH struck the same pose as the GBH, who never moved.
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
Sometimes the light just isn’t with you.
But you like the subject. A Green Heron on a gnarly branch worked for me.
I took the color out of the first two, but left the duckweed green in this last one.
With more time spent at home this summer Carolina Anoles have continued to entertain me on our patio.
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.
The colors of the lizard and the leaves were incredibly vivid; here’s a B&W version.
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.
The dramatic clouds were provided by an approaching summer thunder storm.
He didn’t move much between my taking this image and the one in my April 6th Barred Owl post, with just his facial disc angled slightly more. They were both so nice I developed a B&W version of this one.
Lines going every which way occupy this space under an arbor.
Click on image for larger view.
A Great Egret is headed into the tree line to gather nest material.
I like the shape of this tree and its similarity to a wading bird foot. It seemed appropriate that these Wood Storks lined up across the branches.