Category Archives: Historical

Yellow-crowned, Plantation Garden

Fun shots of a chance encounter. These were taken while passing through a plantation garden on our way back from a marsh.

Yellow-crowned, Plantation Garden
Yellow-crowned, Plantation Garden

These small Herons are fast and I caught just one shot since he came right at me. The white bridge in the background crosses a small pond stream.

Yellow-crowned, Plantation Garden
Yellow-crowned, Plantation Garden

And where did he go? Not out to the marshes where expected.

An old statue in the reeds, perfect high spot for a Yellow-crowned Night Heron.

 

 

From A Walk, Charleston

Random photographs here, from a walk around town. A few of what a visitor might see, a few of what I see around the side streets.

From A Walk, Charleston
From A Walk, Charleston

I think the image above shows what Charleston is really like. Not sure which street but it doesn’t matter. A typical side street.

From A Walk, Charleston
From A Walk, Charleston

Wrought Iron gates are everywhere. Philip Simmons (not this) work is still scattered around town. He started as a town blacksmith then revived the art of iron fence making to the point he was awarded the  National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment Of The Arts. This is the US highest honor for an artist. His small shop is still sitting down an alley, if you know where to look.

From A Walk, Charleston
From A Walk, Charleston

One of the hundreds of gallery windows. Ground level of the old houses has always been used for shops, going back to the early 1800’s. The artist/work displayed always changes, the windows are¬† framed art for the public viewing.

From A Walk, Charleston
From A Walk, Charleston

The last two are illusions, an old building window which shows a world that doesn’t exist.

From A Walk, Charleston
From A Walk, Charleston

In reality it is the side street view of a beautiful 1800’s three story warehouse building under repair.

The presentation was so well done I couldn’t resist helping the illusion along a little more.

Note; these were taken right after Charleston opened up (somewhat) from the pandemic. Just yesterday the wearing of masks became mandatory again. Walking around in 100 degrees (38 c) with a mask is dangerous so I will go back out to the marshes for the foreseeable future.

If You Have It, Flaunt It

A plantation Peacock, looking for the ladies.

If You Have It, Flaunt It
If You Have It, Flaunt It

Actually I think he likes to show off. Out of town visitors have trickled in and he may be the happiest one in the place.

If You Have It, Flaunt It
If You Have It, Flaunt It

Above images shot at different setting. Capturing all the colors in the feathers can be tricky.