I have built a collection of so many like these that I have photographs I have never seen. When publishing from a group of like images there are times you just grab one at random, can’t pick one over the other.
These are the ‘other’.
North American Barn Owl.
Savigny’s Eagle Owl
I need to set aside some time soon to look through the collections.
I don’t remember ever taking a photograph of that spot from one of the dikes.
Above was taken as I walked down the side of this marsh, actually it was a remote plantation rice field a few hundred years ago.
The island has a single (and shaky) dead tree. Here it is filled with Roseate Spoonbills and a Great Blue Heron. Another Heron is fishing in the shallows, and what you can’t see is the scores Alligators in the marsh grass.
Scenes like this just reinforce how beautiful the Lowcountry wild lands are.
Victorian architecture included many designs and images with Egyptian influence . It was the ‘rage’ of the times. Magnolia Cemetery is the resting place of Charleston elite and wealthy from that period so it makes sense there should be monuments like this.
Members of the Smith family (W.B. Smith the most wealthy person in Charleston) are interred here.
Parts of Magnolia are historically ornate like this, other sections simple carved stones, and others poor soldiers and sailors from the Confederate military.