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Tiny, Dramatic, Tree Frog

One step out our back porch door and it can feel like ‘Wild Kingdom’… miniature style. Sometimes it’s even on the porch which is why the back door stays closed.

Ellen has been shooting with Macro lens lately and getting some really nice results. Tropical heat and a few monsoon days have kept us close, but she has a whole parade of tiny critters that visit.

Finally after hearing about the ‘tiny’ Tree Fog I had to go out and see for myself.

Tiny, Dramatic, Tree Frog
Tiny, Dramatic, Tree Frog

Tiny ??? The flower is tiny, the Frog… maybe the size of a thumbnail, maybe.

This small sized guy needed some drama, so a Film noir circa 1940’s fit the bill.

 

 

Galleries In Town

When in the Charleston French Quarter I make a point of looking at the old buildings now turned into galleries.

Galleries In Town
Galleries In Town

The art, and buildings are beautiful, and very photogenic.

Galleries In Town
Galleries In Town

The Anglin Smith gallery always places interesting pieces at eye level through the old front doors. Some day I might dig and find all the photographs I have taken with different pieces right through these doors.

Charleston, South Carolina.

Chapel Of Ease

There are still the remains of several ‘chapels of ease’ around rural South Carolina. Some are almost gone, this one is in better shape.

Chapel Of Ease
Chapel Of Ease

The Anglican chapel was constructed in 1740 by planters on Saint Helena Island as a chapel of ease for parishioners who had difficulty traveling to worship at the main parish church in Beaufort, South Carolina. The ruins were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. 

 

Penn School, St. Helena Island

The Penn School, is an African-American cultural and educational center in the Corners Community, on Saint Helena Island. Founded in 1862 by Quaker and Unitarian missionaries from Pennsylvania, it was the first school founded in the Southern United States specifically for the education of African-Americans. It provided critical educational facilities to Gullah slaves freed after plantation owners fled the island. (Wikipedia)

Penn School, St. Helena Island
Penn School, St. Helena Island

The campus was designated a National Historic Landmark District in 1974. Darrah Hall and Brick Baptist Church on the campus were declared part of Reconstruction Era National Monument in January 2017. In spring of 2019, it became the Reconstruction Era National Historic Park, along with Fort Sumter.

Penn School, St. Helena Island
Penn School, St. Helena Island
Penn School, St. Helena Island
Penn School, St. Helena Island

Penn Center thrived until a bridge was finally built connecting the island to the South Carolina mainland. Unable to get state funding the center shrunk to a handful of students. Before 1948, the public school system was only required to educate blacks through the seventh grade.

Penn School, St. Helena Island
Penn School, St. Helena Island

During the Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference often met at the Penn Center. The center served as a rare retreat where members of both races could meet peacefully without being threatened or harmed.

St. Helena Island, South Carolina.