Tag Archives: Nature

Butterfly, In A Garden (1)

While out exploring new places in the South Carolina area we made a stop at the Clemson University gardens.

Butterfly, In A Garden (1)
Butterfly, In A Garden (1)

Much of the flowers have gone by, but there were still enough to draw in Butterfly’s.

Butterfly, In A Garden (1)
Butterfly, In A Garden (1)

A rain shower, and it being the end of the day, limited what we could see, but these images (a few more to finish) give an idea of what was there.

Butterfly, In A Garden (1)
Butterfly, In A Garden (1)

Egret In The Reeds

I did not see this Great Egret fly in, but I assume it just did based on the wing flapping and dancing.

Egret In The Reeds
Egret In The Reeds

This was a rather long distance but lately I have been paying more attention to the surrounding area of a shot that the actual subject. Probably just mixing things up a bit.

Cross Keys Plantation House

This is another example of what you can find when out exploring. The Cross Keys House.

Cross Keys Plantation House
Cross Keys Plantation House

This is the plantation house in Cross Keys, South Carolina. It is named for the carved inscription on either chimney, with the building date of 1814.

Cross Keys Plantation House
Cross Keys Plantation House

During the US Civil War after the fall of Richmond VA, the Confederate capital, Jefferson Davis (president CSA) and his cabinet rest here while heading further south.

Cross Keys Plantation House
Cross Keys Plantation House

We found this site by accident. A quick ‘U turn’ brought us right back to photograph the building. There was no entrance allowed and it was locked.

Cross Keys Plantation House
Cross Keys Plantation House

The Cross Keys House is listed on the US national register of historical sites.

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.