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Mary Musgrove, Spy

Near the ford (crossing) on the Elloree river that was the scene of a US Revolutionary War battle we found this old stone marker.

Mary Musgrove
Mary Musgrove

Research says she was the wife of the Mill owner and kept the patriot militia informed as to when, and where, the loyalists and British troops were watching the fords.

Mary Musgrove
Mary Musgrove

Not far from here several hundred militia clashed.

Local historians have provided me with numerous links to information and I have come to two conclusions.

  1. All involved were particularly brutal. It was truly the US first civil war. Families and neighbors fought and killed each other…and there were no rules.
  2. The second is that no one had a clue as to what they wanted, or what was happening. Everybody would just stop and go home if they didn’t get what they wanted.

 

Ready For Trouble, Great Blue Heron And Great Egret

I took this shot across a marsh, the photograph itself taken a little wide.  I wanted to catch the entire scene, and any interaction that might happen between these two.

Ready For Trouble, Great Blue Heron And Great Egret
Ready For Trouble, Great Blue Heron And Great Egret

The Heron walked past the Egret and postured in the ‘ready for anything’ stance.

Ready For Trouble, Great Blue Heron And Great Egret
Ready For Trouble, Great Blue Heron And Great Egret

An adult Great Egret will choose to keep away from the larger Heron, this one was no exception.

I think the Heron was considering chasing the Egret, but since the bird didn’t move he thought better of it and continued on.

Ready For Trouble, Great Blue Heron And Great Egret
Ready For Trouble, Great Blue Heron And Great Egret

Funny, but after the Great Blue walked by I thought the Egret was going to sneak up on him. He certainly looked to be considering it.