Live Oaks and Spanish Moss hanging over the Ashley River.
This may be the first Butterfly I have photographed this year.
I know there are several types of Fritillary, this is the best I can do.
Looking in this direction, over the horizon, is the coast and Atlantic. From here cuts run through the marshes to the sea that allow the tide to flow right up to this dike. The high tide can raise the level enough to allow coastal Dolphin to navigate to this spot, about 15 miles inland.
I’m pretty sure rising sea levels will change how this all looks.
The cloud color only lasted a few minutes however we were here to catch it.
ACE Basin, South Carolina.
When walking by the large leaf plants around here it’s a good habit to glance around. There are lots of little critters here too.
Green Tree Frog.
As much a landscape scene as wildlife.
The Alligator is dwarfed by the thick tropical plants. However this was not a baby gator. The huge greenery made a 5 foot Alligator appear small.
Spotted near the garden pond of the main house, Magnolia Plantation.
I haven’t been near the house gardens since April. I typically passed by the house at a minimum weekly, it’s a good short cut to the local marsh. Guess I missed most of the spring/summer flowers this year.
You never know where they might show up.
A view from a garden pond…with a stream of tourist passing by. I noticed a single person that found him.
The romantic garden pond at the Magnolia Plantation House.
Note; the back of the long pond is a short distance from the Ashley. Alligators come and go all the time. This is a nice safe place for them to stay.
This photograph was taken in any area recently reclaimed by a local swamp. Over time Water had drained and it became nothing but tall weeds. A new ditch and pipe up the road and now swamp has returned. With it of course is the various locals that depend on it.
Little Blue Heron, Magnolia Plantation, Charleston.