Visit Door County Light Houses

The Sturgeon Bay east west Canal North Pierhead Light is a lighthouse located on Sturgeon Bay in Door County, Wisconsin. Painted red, the light is situated on the north pier of the southern entrance to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal. If yoy visit you can walk out on the concrete support to get a closerContinue reading “Visit Door County Light Houses”

Take a walk in this scenic Door County area

This is one of Door County’s most interesting parks. Cave Point County Park is revered by divers, photographers, swimmers, hikers, and all who visit. The beautifully carved rock faces lining the blue waters of Lake Michigan are quintessentially Door County. While not a state or national park, Cave Point has no shortage of majesty. LocalContinue reading “Take a walk in this scenic Door County area”

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Another interesting doorway in Charleston. Note this one does not seem to go into the dwelling but into a courtyard. This is common in these Southern homes where many have full length porches on the side. Some of these have entry doorways onto the porch and then from there you can go into the home.Continue reading “89”

Doors of Charleston

A favorite subject of photographers of Charleston, South Carolina, is various doorways. The doors seem to be colorful and somewhat rustic or nicely decorated. Some of the buildings are very well maintained and in a few cases you get these interesting worn walls. Recently I enjoyed walking around the old section of Charleston defined byContinue reading “Doors of Charleston”

Path Along the Ashley River

This is a Southern Live Oak on a path along the Ashley River. Middleton Place in South Carolina is covered with these mossy trees. You can stroll the grounds and enjoy the vista of lakes and and the Ashley River intermingled with interesting trees. Also there are gardens which Henry Middleton envisioned and began toContinue reading “Path Along the Ashley River”

Footbridge

I always like photographing old footbridges like this.  Their unique designs and scenic settings make interesting photos.  This particular bridge connects The Inn at Middleton Place with the restaurant and main grounds. The walk takes you around the lake with a view of the Rice Mill, manicured lawns and mossy trees. Also, there could beContinue reading “Footbridge”

Old Mill

About 15 miles northwest of Charleston South Carolina, along the Ashley River, is a plantation called Middleton Place. This is a National Historic Landmark, home to the oldest landscaped gardens in America, scenic lakes, old buildings and wildlife. This is an old rice mill on one of the lakes. The lake is surrounded by manicuredContinue reading “Old Mill”

Garden of Harmony and Peace

Zig Zag Bridge at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Japanese Garden Dedicated in 1977, our 14-acre Japanese Garden, one of the largest in North America, represents an evolution of centuries of tradition and a multiplicity of distinctly Japanese cultural influences. Incorporating carefully designed plantings, waterfalls, beaches and islands, the Japanese Garden invites visitors to experience theContinue reading “Garden of Harmony and Peace”

Linnean House

The Missouri Botanical Garden is a botanical garden located at 4344 Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis, Missouri. It is also known informally as Shaw’s Garden for founder and philanthropist Henry Shaw. Built in 1882, the Linnean House (also “Linnæan House” in some historical references) is the oldest continuously operated public greenhouse west of the Mississippi River. ItContinue reading “Linnean House”

Daylilies at The Cascades

Daylilies in front of another Forest Park icon. In the background is a waterfall which may be the parks most prominent feature. Some of my earliest memories are of climbing up to the top to see where it was coming from. Now every photographer in the world is here doing wedding shots for their clients. Continue reading “Daylilies at The Cascades”