Tag Archives: Fall

Great Blue Heron In A Fall Swamp

One contradicts the other here.

Fall colors with spring nest building.

Great Blue Heron In A Fall Swamp
Great Blue Heron In A Fall Swamp

Winter is right in the middle of that and will cool down the action for a month or so.

Great Blue Heron In A Fall Swamp
Great Blue Heron In A Fall Swamp

It does make for some nice photographs though.

Great Blue Heron In A Fall Swamp
Great Blue Heron In A Fall Swamp

Down An Alley, Charleston

I can never do justice to this cemetery, especially with the subtle fall colors there.

It can be difficult to read some of the headstones given their age. I have found many names I recognize as the founders of the Charleston settlements.

Down An Alley, Charleston
Down An Alley, Charleston

All around the cemetery, even after you emerge from the alley, are old historical buildings. In the distance you can see the newer parts of town but even that doesn’t change the atmosphere here. You always feel enclosed, inside something old.

Down An Alley, Charleston
Down An Alley, Charleston

Taken at Jacobs Alley off King Street, Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Calling For A Mate, Great Blue Heron

You can hear this for some distance. When you do there is no mistake it’s a Great Blue mating call.  Deep, almost hoarse, and long.

Calling For A Mate, Great Blue Heron
Calling For A Mate, Great Blue Heron

The large Herons can start early here. Some will claim last years nest. Most will begin a courtship, but will be interrupted when winter storms eventually come along.

It’s a sure sign next years great adventures are about to start.

Fall Colors Include Pink Around Here

While New England has the beautiful red and gold maple trees each fall we go a different direction.

We have pink.

Fall Colors Include Pink Around Here
Fall Colors Include Pink Around Here

I’m OK with the trade off.

Fall Colors Include Pink Around Here
Fall Colors Include Pink Around Here
Fall Colors Include Pink Around Here
Fall Colors Include Pink Around Here

ACE Basin, South Carolina.