Category Archives: What I Saw

In Flight Stork

The wing tips are not really black, they just look that way.

If you catch a flying Wood Stork in the right light you will see a green tint to their dark wing feathers. The angle has be almost perfect, not exactly something you can plan for.

In Flight Stork
In Flight Stork
In Flight Stork
In Flight Stork

They can fly faster than you would think, so it’s easy to get surprised and miss the shot.

In Flight Stork
In Flight Stork

They usually are big gentle giants.

Cumean Sibyl, Prophetess – Found On A Walk

Taken in the ruins of an old chapel and graveyard.

Cumean Sibyl, Prophetess - Found On A Walk
Cumean Sibyl, Prophetess – Found On A Walk
Cumean Sibyl, Prophetess - Found On A Walk
Cumean Sibyl, Prophetess – Found On A Walk

The Cumean Sibyl was the priestess presiding over the Apollonian oracle at Cumae, a Greek colony located near Naples, Italy. She was considered the most important prophetess of all the ancient sibyl.

Her likeness is painted on the Sistine Chapel Ceiling by Michelangelo, and Raphael at Santa Maria della Pace, also by Andrea del Castagno.

I can’t speculate why the old Greek story, tarot card, or offering was at the ruins near an old headstone.

Cumean Sibyl, Prophetess - Found On A Walk
Cumean Sibyl, Prophetess – Found On A Walk

Found on a walk.

 

Mary Bull, 1771

The grave of Mary Bull, died in 1771, and one of the founding families of South Carolina.

The grave site is on St. Helena Island, one of the sea islands on the South Carolina coast. This was once part of the Bull plantation named Sheldon Plantation  (after the English town of their family).

Mary Bull, 1771
Mary Bull, 1771

Bull family grave sites are located in the old church yard ruins of St. Andrews Parish. Also known as the old Sheldon Church.

The graves and ruins are on the USA National Historic Registry as they are tied to many of the important founders of the US as well as historical sites throughout the region.