Saturday, December 10, 2016

Muddy Sunset

Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok



At the end of a work week, patrons gather at Shem Creek
 to unwind and enjoy a Lowcoutry sunset over the marshland.



Friday, December 9, 2016

Peaceful Presence

Live Oaks, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A pair of large live oaks provides plenty of shade
 and a peaceful presence in Charleston's Meditation Garden.



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Rose Wreath


Wreath, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A wreath made of dried magnolia leaves and rose blossoms
 adorns a reddish door in the Historic District.
 Note the horse shoe above the entry,
a symbol of good luck and protection.



Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Gaillard Center

Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



The newly renovated performing arts center in Charleston
 features neo-classical architecture which echoes
 styles of the city's many historic buildings.


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ceramic Courtyard

Autumn Courtyard, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Ceramics decorate an outdoor dining area
 in a Charleston courtyard garden.


Sunday, December 4, 2016

Folly Cross

Folly Beach, SC   © Doug Hickok



A solitary cross stands amid the grassy dunes
 of the Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve on Folly Beach.



Thursday, December 1, 2016

French Quarter Ride

French Quarter, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A horse drawn carriage follows quiet streets
 that take visitors through Charleston's French Quarter.



Monday, November 28, 2016

Garden Finial

Large Finial, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



The centerpiece of a South of Broad garden
 is this large finial with a bucolic classical motif.



Sunday, November 27, 2016

Ablaze with Color

Gate Scroll, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



An entry gate on an East Battery mansion
is set against a colorful doorway lit by morning sun.



Thursday, November 24, 2016

Not Shy, This Guy

Great Egret, Mt. Pleasant, SC  © Doug Hickok



A friendly egret perches
 along the Shem Creek Park
 boardwalk at sundown.



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Roses at Sundown

Roses, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  



A rose garden is silhouetted by the setting sun
 in Charleston's serene Meditation Garden.



Monday, November 21, 2016

Skeleton Forest

Boneyard Beach, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok



At the north end of Folly Beach the maritime forest
 is slowly eroding away, leaving skeleton trees
 to populate the shoreline.



Sunday, November 20, 2016

Peace Among the Trees

Meditation Garden, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



This statue stands amid a lush natural setting
 in Charleston's Meditation Garden,
a tranquil place for a quiet stroll.



Friday, November 18, 2016

French Quarter Scene

Churchyard Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Behind this decorative churchyard gate a horse
 pulls a carriage through Charleston's French Quarter.



Thursday, November 17, 2016

French Quarter Gallery

Art Gallery, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A courtyard displayed with paintings entices visitors
 to enter and explore an art gallery in the French Quarter.



Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Local Family

Balconies, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok 



A row of balconies displays decorative ironwork
 on a trio of houses called the Three Sisters,
noted for their similarity of style.



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Blending In

Meditation Garden, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok




A vine-covered archway blends with the natural surroundings
 at the Meditation Garden in Charleston.



Monday, November 14, 2016

Lantern Light

Lantern and Blue Door, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


A house by the Battery is lit by lanterns
 as a cool evening falls in Charleston.



Sunday, November 13, 2016

Carriage on Meeting Street

Horse Carriage, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A horse pulling a carriage passes by a large
Southern Magnolia along Meeting Street.



Saturday, November 12, 2016

Lanterns at Twilight

Broad Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A row of gas lanterns burns steadily
 at the dawn of a new day in old Charleston.



 

Friday, November 11, 2016

Sword Gate

Sword Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Charleston's most recognizable wrought iron gate
 was made in 1849 by Christopher Werner. A matching gate
 was also installed at Charleston's military college, The Citadel.



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