Friday, January 5, 2018

McLeod Plantation Avenue of Oaks with Snow

I have many photographs of McLeod Plantation, but this is the first time I have photographed snow on the ground.  Wish I could have got here even a day earlier, but even so, this was still sticking two days after the event.  

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Charleston SC Snow Storm

Today's weather in Charleston was nothing short of historic.  On James Island we accumulated about 4" of snow.  The last time Charleston had experienced anything like that was in 1989 shortly after Hurricane Hugo had devastated the area.  As the meteorologists excitedly elevated their predictions for snow in the Coastal Carolinas, I listened with some scepticism, having heard similar  forecasts in past years, forecasts that never materialized.  Well, they got it right this time.  Of course we are entirely ill equipped to handle such events, and all businesses and school activity came to a grinding halt for two days, but it sure was a pretty sight.  Maybe we'll see it again in another 30 years, or maybe not.  I had forgotten about global warming :)

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Family Portrait Season

It's been my privilege and pleasure for the past few years to photograph this gang.  Last year there was Mum and Dad and five kids, this year we added two, new born twin boys.  To add a little more action to the mix, Mum home-schools them all (not the twins yet!)  They are seriously a great family and they said it was okay to post a couple of the photos, converted to black and white, that I had been working on.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

More Secluded Edisto Byways

I enjoyed my visit so much last weekend, that I decided to spend some more time poking around the more "tucked away" lanes on Edisto Island.  I was disappointed earlier this year when I completely missed the timing of fall color in the Blue Ridge Mountains, so this has been somewhat of an unexpected bonus.  More subtle, but very lovely, as the low country displays its fall splendor.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Edisto Charm

Spent some time with friends on Edisto Island this weekend.  This was one country lane less traveled.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Exploring our County Parks

Our County parks are a wonderful asset to the residents of Charleston, and after many years of visiting the James Island County Park, I am still discovering trails that are new to me.  There's something magical about leaving the paved, more traveled paths and padding through a soft carpet of pine needles and freshly fallen leaves.  I took these with my phone this evening, and it goes to show that beauty needs no fancy equipment.  It just is.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Johns Island Cottage for sale!

Had fun last evening shooting a most beautiful Gift Plantation property that is about to hit the real estate market.  A cottage of course it is not, but someone with means will be the fortunate recipient of these gorgeous sunset views across the marshes and creeks!