Tag Archives: Landscape

Sun Rising Over Ashley River

The Ashley River was clear as glass on Friday morning, and the water didn’t appear to moving, as often happens around high tide. The water coming downstream, from the left in this first image, and the rising tide are equalizing.

Sun Rising Over Ashley River
Sun Rising Over Ashley River, Some Mist Rising Along the Bank

Looking upstream, this large Live Oak was dipping in the water.

Sun Rising Over Ashley River
Sun Rising Over Ashley River

I passed by that tree then looked back to the east to watch the sun’s rays through the Spanish Moss.

Sun Rising Over Ashley River
Sun Rising Over Ashley River Through A Live Oak

Ashley River From Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, SC
January 6, 2023

Consolidated from Wikipedia and Google: The Ashley River is a blackwater and tidal river, rising from the Wassamassaw and Great Cypress Swamps in western Berkeley County. It widens into a tidal estuary just south of Fort Dorchester, which was a colonial settlement. Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site is about 7 miles, as the crow flies, upriver from Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

Alligator and Yellow-bellied Sliders

Late on a warm November afternoon Alligators and Yellow-bellied Sliders were hanging out on the alligator ramps.

Alligator and Yellow-bellied Slider
Alligator and Yellow-bellied Slider

A touch of fall foliage reflected in the water.

Alligator and Yellow-bellied Slider
Alligator and Yellow-bellied Slider

A wider view at a different angle shows the alligator ramp from the first image, with another one a bit further to the left.

Alligator and Yellow-bellied Slider
Alligator and Yellow-bellied Slider

Ravenswood Pond
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
November 28, 2022

Blackman Stream

Blackman Stream widens out above the Leonards Mill sawmill due to a small dam that routes water for the water powered saw mill.

Blackman Stream above the Leonards Mill Site
Blackman Stream above the Leonards Mill Site

The Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley has a variety of exhibits intended “to preserve, celebrate and educate people about the sustainable forest culture of Maine.”

http://www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org

October 1, 2022

Leonards Mills on Blackman Stream

I was fortunate that during my September visit the Maine Forest and Logging Museum was having Living History Days.

I’m not keen on taking photographs of strangers and this was a well attended event so my images were somewhat restricted.

One of the highlights of the museum is the water powered saw mill which sits on Blackman Stream. The smoke up the stream was from the encampment of the trapper reenactor, who was cooking stew.

Leonards Mills on Blackman Stream
Leonards Mills on Blackman Stream

Next is the downstream view from that little bridge by the smoke in the first picture, with the covered bridge to the left and the mill works in the middle. It was a grey, dull day and not much fall foliage change; these few pops of orange was about it.

Leonards Mills on Blackman Stream
Leonards Mills on Blackman Stream

The Maine Forest and Logging Museum in Bradley has a variety of exhibits intended “to preserve, celebrate and educate people about the sustainable forest culture of Maine.”

http://www.maineforestandloggingmuseum.org

October 1, 2022