Ashley River

The Ashley River is a blackwater and tidal river in South Carolina, rising from the Wassamassaw and Great Cypress Swamps in western Berkeley County. It consolidates its main channel about five miles west of Summerville, widening into a tidal estuary just south of Fort Dorchester. This is just before sunrise wakes up the still water.Continue reading “Ashley River”

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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”

Rustic Door

Doorway in Charleston, South Carolina, historic district. These old doors in Charleston seem to be a popular thing to photograph with their rustic look and interesting colors. The district is full these well worn buildings and doorways. The area is home to over 1,400 historic structures, with an unparalleled collection of 18th and 19th-century architecture.Continue reading “Rustic Door”

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”

Observation Deck

4,256-acre Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is a  preserve located on the south side of the Missouri River at its confluence with the Mississippi River. Annually they plant Sunflower fields for residents to explore and photograph. In the photo is an observation deck that makes an interesting addition to the photo. Columbia Bottom is for thoseContinue reading “Observation Deck”