Tag Archives: South Carolina

Alligators Floating in Rice Field Canal

Dikes run along both sides of this canal behind the lines of reeds. If you zoom in on the left you’ll see some dragonflies perched in the reed tops and some in the air. Many of my recent dragonfly images were taken from that dike.

Alligators Floating in Rice Field Canal, Great Egret Above
Alligators Floating in Rice Field Canal, Great Egret Above

Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
August 29, 2021

Alligator Morning

Alligators were on the move early on this morning despite the morning heat. This water is a canal around an old rice field that sits at the edge of the South Santee River.

Alligator
Alligator

I intended to walk the dike but it wasn’t mowed so that was a non-starter with the tall grass harboring a gazillion mosquitoes and likely a few more Alligators. I plan to go back later in the fall or winter for another look.

Alligators in Canal
Alligators in Canal

Rice Field, Santee Coastal Reserve, SC
August 26, 2021

House Museum at Middleton Place

On a cloudy day the South Flanker across the great lawn was sprinkled with sheep.

Middleton Place, House Museum, South Flanker
Middleton Place, House Museum, South Flanker, Colorful Lantana at the Wall

One of the flock is always playing catch up.

Lone Sheep Crossing The Lawn
Lone Sheep Crossing The Lawn

July 7, 2021


Prior to the Civil War the main house was flanked by the North Flanker and the South Flanker, which was built in 1755 as gentlemen’s guest quarters and a business office.