Saturday, December 31, 2016

Up the Creek

Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, SC   © Doug Hickok

A boater returns to safe harbor on Shem Creek at days end.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Mission Evening

Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona   © Doug Hickok

Dusk envelopes crosses at an old Spanish Mission
 on a Native American reservation in Arizona.


Thursday, December 29, 2016

Slow Walking

Finial Ironwork, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Walking slowly through Charleston's historic district
 encourages me to look closely at the city's 18th and 19th
 century architecture, and to find ornate gems,
 such as this finial detail and wrought iron fencing.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Arching Palm

Huguenot Church, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Sego palm fronds arch over a pathway in the cemetery
 of Charleston's French Huguenot Church.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Blooming Stone

Pathway, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Stones with floral designs surrounded by seashells
create a garden path in Charleston's historic district.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Gas Light

Large Lantern, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

This large ornate lantern sits atop the Sword Gate,
one of Charleston's antebellum wrought iron masterworks.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

State Emblem

State Flag Emblems, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

While strolling down an alleyway in the historic district,
 I came across this metal cutout in a courtyard garden
 that displays a palmetto tree with crescent moon,
the same symbols that are on our state flag.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Your Morning Exercise

East Battery, Charleston, SC   © Doug Hickok

A walk along the Battery promenade
 is a healthy way to start the day in Charleston.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

The Harbor

Maritime Center, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Charleston has one of the east coast's busiest ports...
pictured here is a container ship leaving the harbor
 framed by the bowsprit of a tall ship
 docked at the Maritime Center.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Mansion Entry

Courtyard Entry, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A small garden courtyard precedes the entry
 into an old mansion in Charleston's historic district.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Golden Gate

Entry Gate, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A carpet of ginkgo leaves serves as a golden
 backdrop for this entry gate on Broad Street.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Strange Behavior

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo, Texas   © Doug Hickok

Prolonged desert heat can bring out strange behavior in humans,
inspiring them to arrange buried cadillacs in a neat row.

Monday, December 12, 2016

December Rose

Yellow Rose, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

A rose bush is in full bloom along an alleyway in Charleston's
 historic district, just waiting for passersby to stop
 and smell it's lovely fragrance.

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.

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