Monday, April 24, 2017

Wild In Dixie ...

“Land really is the best art.”
                          ~ Andy Warhol
                                           ~ 1928-1987

A beautiful autumn landscape paints the scene on a gorgeous 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. 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Good Morning Dixie ...

“Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton
Old times they are not forgotten
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland
Oh I wish I was in Dixie, away, away

In Dixieland I take my stand to live and die in Dixie
For Dixieland, that’s where I was born
Early Lord one frosty morn
Look away, look away, look away Dixieland

Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
Glory, glory hallelujah
His truth is marching on …”

                 ~ “An American Trilogy”
             ~ songwriters Don Reedman, Nick Patrick and Robin Smith
          ~ recorded by the great Elvis Presley
                                           ~ 1972

The peace of a beautiful southern fall morning floats along with the Colleton River in the Lowcountry of Beaufort County, South Carolina on a late October day in Dixie.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Doe In The Spring Greens ...

“… I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief …
For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

                ~ “The Peace of Wild Things”
                              ~ Wendell Berry
                                  ~ born 1934
                 ~ American novelist, poet, environmental activist, cultural critic & farmer

My favorite white-tailed deer doe grazes in the spring greens on a beautiful June evening in the park.

I’ve been blessed to photograph this doe and her fawns since 2012, and it’s a true joy to me personally and as a photographer.