Showing posts with label Lowcountry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lowcountry. Show all posts

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Southern Sundance ...


“But the beauty is in the walking – we are betrayed by destinations.”
           ~ Gwyn Thomas
              ~ 1936-2016
   ~ Welsh poet, academic and a
           former National Poet for Wales
Sunlight dances through the trees and Spanish Moss as two walkers in the distance bask in the beauty of a gorgeous late October afternoon at Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, a 4,053-acre national wildlife refuge located in Beaufort County, South Carolina, between the mainland and Hilton Head. 

Pinckney Island NWR, established December 4, 1975, was once included in the plantation of Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a prominent lawyer active in South Carolina politics from 1801-1815. 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Soliloquy On A Southern Shore ...


“I stood face to face with the moon and the ocean and the future that spread out with all its bewildering immensity before me.”
           ~ Pat Conroy
              ~ 1945-2016
A man stands at the edge of the shore of the Atlantic Ocean at Folly Field Beach Park, Hilton Head Island in the Lowcountry of South Carolina on a beautiful late October morning.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A Gardenia Grows In Dixie ...


“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breathe of spring?”
              ~ Neltje Blanchan
                     ~ 1865-1918
     ~ Neltje Blanchan De Graff Doubleday was a United States scientific historian and nature writer who published several books on wildflowers and birds under the pen name Neltje Blanchan. Her work is known for its synthesis of scientific interest with poetic phrasing.

The sunlight of a southern morning in spring wraps itself around a fragrant gardenia bloom, illuminating its beauty on a late May morning in the Lowcountry of Beaufort County, South Carolina.