One of the few hillsides around here is behind the Middleton Plantation grounds. We walked the ridgeline heading over to the Ashley River a week ago. Having a short lens and backup camera I grabbed several wide photographs.
The first image is of the original Plantation Chapel.
The grounds still have one of the largest formal gardens in the US, first created in 1741. The Civil War destroyed much of the Plantation with the gardens falling into disrepair until restored in 1901 by the one of the original families.
Above, the foreground ponds are part of the gardens, however the pond water in the far background was actually the start of the rice fields.
I usually only walk this trail once a year to shoot the spring flowers. The views are nice so I may try a visit up there mid winter, might be nice.