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Ibis In A Swamp

We have some White Ibis year round however many escape a little south for a few months. January and February are the coldest here (a relative term) with some locals going a few hours south.

Ibis In A Swamp
Ibis In A Swamp

I had not gone to this swamp for a while. As expected it was quiet.

Ibis In A Swamp
Ibis In A Swamp

Still some Ibis were poking about with the usual Great Blues.

Charleston, South Carolina.

Plantation Grounds From A Hill

One of the few hillsides around here is behind the Middleton Plantation grounds. We walked the ridgeline heading over to the Ashley River a week ago. Having a short lens and backup camera I grabbed several wide photographs.

Plantation Grounds From A Hill
Plantation Grounds From A Hill

The first image is of the original Plantation Chapel.

Plantation Grounds From A Hill
Plantation Grounds From A Hill

The grounds still have one of the largest formal gardens in the US, first created in 1741. The Civil War destroyed much of the Plantation with the gardens falling into disrepair until restored in 1901 by the one of the original families.

Plantation Grounds From A Hill
Plantation Grounds From A Hill

Above, the foreground ponds are part of the gardens, however the pond water in the far background was actually the start of the rice fields.

I usually only walk this trail once a year to shoot the spring flowers. The views are nice so I may try a visit up there mid winter, might be nice.