Monday, August 14, 2017

Pearson's Falls and Glen, Saluda NC

I detoured on my way home from Brevard to re-visit another of my favorite places.  With great foresight, the Tryon Garden Club purchased this property in 1931 to protect it from development, and have maintained and managed it ever since.  This North Carolina Heritage Area supports an amazing variety of biological and scenic diversity.  The trails and forests are renowned for their rare and prolific wildflowers, and the cascades and primary falls are really impressive. Kudos to the non-profit Tryon Garden Club for an excellent job of preserving this gem.  The admission fee of $5 is used to maintain the property and donations are tax deductible.  Put it on your "must visit" list.








Saturday, August 12, 2017

Summer Weekend in Brevard

Western North Carolina, and especially the Brevard area, is one of my all time favorite places to be.  It is lush and vibrant in the Summer, with the streams and rivers full and turbulent from the frequent showers and storms.  This was a spontaneous last minute get-away and I visited many of my favorite haunts.  I also found some new gems thanks to my GPS that took me on routes I had never traveled before.  Here are a couple of images from today.







Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Unsettled Summer Skies


This summer we in Charleston have had our fair share of summer storms and unsettled weather, particularly in the evenings.  Last night was supposed to be a full moonrise, and of course the moon obliged, except that it was completely obscured by clouds on the horizon.  The western skies were also cloud-filled, but the setting sun blazed through them creating drama over the Charleston skyline. Here are a couple of the pics, not what I'd planned, but that is very often the case.  Just gotta go with the flow.



 


Sunday, July 30, 2017

Forests of James Island County Park

Of course we know that the woods of James Island County Park are not very expansive, but at times when you are walking or biking the trails, you can imagine that they are, because occasionally there is no sign of anything man made.  For fun I took some photos and converted them to black and white, and if you didn't know where they had been taken, you would never suspect that these scenes existed in the midst of our suburban sprawl.




Friday, July 28, 2017

Old Charleston Favorites

It's been alternately hot and rainy, and I haven't been motivated to get out and shoot much lately, so I've been working on organizing my files instead.  These were a couple that I shot in 2012 from the top of the Sergeant Jasper building. Ugly building I know, but kinda nostalgic because it will be coming down very soon.




Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Evening at the JICP Fishing Dock

After what seemed like weeks of unsettled weather, the clouds moved out of the area this evening, and with the humidity still relatively low (for July), it was just gorgeous.  I decided to get some exercise at the James Island County Park, but saw that it was shaping up to be a beautiful evening, so I grabbed my camera from the car and headed for the fishing dock to enjoy it.  I just love that park!



Monday, July 10, 2017

Full Moonrise

Always chasing the moon and pursuing the ultimate moon rise shot.  It's like being in search of the holy grail. I will never get there, but it sure was pretty on the West Ashley Greenway the other night.  Hot and buggy, but pretty.