Category Archives: Cemetery

Cemetery Mallards

Almost city birds. A large pond, near the marsh and Cooper River, so it’s almost in town.

Cemetery Mallards
Cemetery Mallards

They did break the rule a little since Alligators do come over from the marsh. That’s why the ‘almost’ city dwellers.

Cemetery Mallards
Cemetery Mallards

Still it’s safer here than many other spots.

Cemetery Mallards
Cemetery Mallards

I’ve always loved Mallards. I once looked on line and found they are the second most photographed animal.

Yeah, number one… Cats of course.

Rosalie Raymond And Friends 1882

I cannot walk past Rosalie without taking a photograph. She is one of five children buried here, all lost to disease.

Her head stone is the most elaborate being a stone baby carriage and a ‘plaster cast’ of Rosalie’s face.

Rosalie Raymond And Friends 1882
Rosalie Raymond And Friends 1882

Face casts were popular in the late 1800’s. This one remains since the monument has an overhang of stone to protect it.

Toys are left here, the panda being one that comes and goes at times.

Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Egret Over A Marsh Cemetery

Something a little different, still wildlife though.

The back side of this marsh, and the Cooper River, run along several old cemeteries. Below a Great Egret flew through Magnolia Cemetery.

Egret Over A Marsh Cemetery
Egret Over A Marsh Cemetery

Getting the Palms along with Spanish Moss and old headstones added a new element to an Egret in flight shot.

Best viewed large.