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Sunrise

The sunrise show was fleeting on this morning at the end of October but the sky phenomenon of the light  rays was pretty interesting.

Sunrise, Mary's House Pond, Bear Island
Sunrise, Mary’s House Pond, Bear Island

We jumped back into the car and continued on to where we thought we might see some birds, arriving about twenty minutes later. The bird show didn’t last long, either, as flocks of birds took to the sky as the day lightened.

Sunrise and the Birds
Sunrise and the Birds

October 30, 2020
Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC

GBH Watching

Just over a year ago at the swamp nesting activity was in full swing as green became the predominant background color.

Great Blue Heron Watching Over Nest
Great Blue Heron Watching Over Nest

The GBH chick popped up for a look.

Great Blue Heron Watching Over Chick
Great Blue Heron Watching Over Chick

A wider view of Ravenswood Pond and the multi-nest tree: Great Blue Heron, three Great Egret, and at least two Anhinga nests.

Great Blue Heron and Great Egrets Nesting in Swamp
Great Blue Heron, Great Egrets and Anhinga Nesting in Swamp

April 5, 2019
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC

To The Point

A female Anhinga perched so that she was overlooking a small pond.

Female Anhinga
Female Anhinga

You can see her giant feet wrapped around a slender branch and her sharp beak, used for spearing fish underwater.

Female Anhinga
Female Anhinga

I went a few steps to the right trying to clear the branches from my view which resulted in a drab sky.  And different branches.

Female Anhinga
Female Anhinga

April 5, 2019

Triplet Windows, From the Inside

Almost two years ago I posted photographs of these windows from the outside in Triplet Windows.

A couple weeks ago when passing by on my way to the nature trail the back door was open. I stepped in and got the answer to my question about their position: they are centered over the kitchen sink.

Boynton House, Kitchen Looking Out
Boynton House, Kitchen Looking Out

Those with kitchen duty had a lovely view into a pine forest.

Boynton House, Kitchen Looking Out
Boynton House, Kitchen Looking Out

The house, well on its way to ruin, was once the hub of a thriving cattle farm. The property is maintained by the SC Department of Natural Resources; periodically they trim back overgrowing vegetation, which may help it last a few more years.

Boynton House
Boynton House

Around Magnolia Cemetery

A walk around Magnolia Cemetery fills the senses with textures and colors and small views are sometimes the best.

Flowers Through Fence
Flowers Through Fence Decorated with Suns

Shadows and lines surround family plots.

Cemetery Fence
Cemetery Fence

Insects go about their business; this dragonfly was sunning on a deteriorating fence post.

Dragonfly on Fence Post
Dragonfly on Fence Post

September 26, 2019, Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC