Wednesday, January 9, 2019
“These are the days that must happen to you.”
~ Walt Whitman
A fisherman takes in the quiet beauty of a late October morning in the Lowcountry along the May River at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, Old Town Bluffton, South Carolina.
A sign on the pier cautions, “Slow You Are Responsible For Your Wake.” A wake is the term for the disturbed water left behind as a boat moves through the water.
Bluffton is situated on the north bluff of the May River, giving the Beaufort County town its name. The river winds through the Old Town area of Bluffton, which locals call “the last true coastal village of the South.”
Monday, September 10, 2018
“Let us cross over the river, and rest in the shade of the trees.”
~ Stonewall Jackson
~ 1824-1863The last words of Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson, who served as a Confederate general (1861-1863) during the Civil War, and became arguably the best-known Confederate commander after General Robert E. Lee. Jackson played a prominent role in nearly all military engagements in the Eastern Theater of the war until his death, and had an important part in winning many significant battles.
A lone fisherman crosses the Delaware River in this high contrast monochrome shot I captured on a late summer afternoon overlooking the river that straddles New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
This view was from the Riverton-Belvidere Toll Supported Bridge, my vantage point
on this sunny early September day.
The bridge, which opened in 1904, links Belvidere, New Jersey and Riverton, Pennsylvania.
Belvidere, one of my very favorite places, was established April 7, 1845 and is a charming Victorian town located on the banks of the Pequest and Delaware Rivers. The town’s name means “beautiful to see” in Italian.
Riverton is part of Pennsylvania’s Slate Belt.