Sunday, June 29, 2014

Southern Summertime spelled "Sunflowers"

Every year about this time I search out fields of sunflowers.  Just love them.  These are from Rosebank Farms on Johns Island.  If anyone has seen other fields blooming or about to bloom, please let me know!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Many Moods of Huspah Creek

This is one of the prettiest creeks in South Carolina and it looks different every time I visit.  I can seldom pass it by, and this time was no exception.  There were storms in the area, rainbows came and went, and the sky was full of drama.  Look out for it next time you drive down Highway 17 on your way to the I-95.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Old Sheldon Church ruins at night

For a new twist on an old subject, we decided to do some night photography at Old Sheldon Church south of Charleston via Highway 17S near Beaufort.  The pre-existing building was originally known as Prince William's Parish Church and was built between 1745 and 1753.  It was first burned by the British in 1779 during the Revolutionary War and rebuilt in 1826.  It was burned a second time in February 1865 by General Sherman's troops marching from Georgia into South Carolina.  It was never rebuilt.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Dinner last night

We had set the crab trap over the weekend and the kids had lots of fun pulling it up to check how many crabs we had managed to lure with our chicken necks.  I have a catch and release policy for our house because I can't deal with the thought of cooking them alive.  My neighbors have no such qualms however, and so they emptied the trap last night, threw the crabs on the boil, and when the meal was ready they invited me over for dinner.  Funny, I didn't have a problem with that.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Family Calisthenics

My son-in-law and grandson have their own crazy routines.  When Gideon was just a little thing, Josh would throw him high in the air.  Fortunately he always caught him on the way down.  As he has grown and got a little heavier, they have found other forms of boisterous amusement, like jumping off the high dock platform into the river.  This is one of their latest acts, but again it won't play out for long since Gideon is growing like a weed and even Josh won't be able to clear his height for too much longer.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Reenactors from the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the Charleston City Jail

Following on from my previous post covering Joe, James, and Ernest's story-telling gig outside the Charleston City Jail last week, here are some images taken inside the jail.  We had to take these a couple of days later because we had to work around the schedules of regular nightly tours given by Bulldog Tours of Charleston.  Thanks to Sean for arriving early to let us into the building.  What an awesome old building, and if those walls could just talk ....  If you would like to book this group for story-telling and re-enactment, please contact Joseph McGill at 843-408-7727 or email him at