Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Spring Show

Cherry Tree, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



A blooming cherry tree seems too much for its enclosure,
 hanging over a Meeting Street sidewalk for all to see.



Monday, August 29, 2016

East Meets West

Trinity United Methodist Church, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




Morning light from the east illuminates
 a neo-classical pediment
 just as the Moon sets in the west.



Saturday, August 27, 2016

Lowcountry Morning

Sunrise, West Ashley Park, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



Seen on my morning bike ride,
a sunrise reflected in a Lowcountry marsh.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Still Standing Strong

Roman Forum, Rome, Italy  © Doug Hickok


One of the oldest remains in the Roman Forum
 is the Temple of Vesta, which has survived
through the long centuries for nearly 2000 years.
Our thoughts are with you Italy. 



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Lowcountry Heat

Boat Dock, Ashley River, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok


Clouds, heavy with  moisture, fill a hot
summer sky above the Ashley River.



Tuesday, August 23, 2016

French Quarter Landmark

Saint Philip's Church, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




Historic Saint Philip's Church in Charleston's French Quarter
 displays its warm-hued facade on a hot afternoon in August.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Electric Sky

East Battery, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




A summer afternoon thunderstorm brings
 heavy clouds and a crackling sky to Charleston Harbor.



Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Verdant Season

West Ashley Park, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




Summer greens abound around
 the wetlands of the Lowcountry.



Saturday, August 20, 2016

Watch Your Step

Railing Scrolls, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




The details are marvelous in
 Charleston's historic architecture,
such as the scroll pattern on this stair railing.






Thursday, August 18, 2016

Dawn by the Sea

Fishing Pier, Folly Beach, SC  © Doug Hickok



Dawn light creates vibrant hues
 that catch the eye at this Folly Beach landmark.



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Summer Memory


Cascade in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee
© Doug Hickok




This photograph of a small mountain cascade
 in the Smokies takes me back to last summer
 and the memory of this refreshing spot in the forest.



 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Curls, Loops and Lines

Garden Gate (Charleston), Bike Rack and Neon Sign (North Charleston)
© Doug Hickok




Patterns and hues are today's theme from the Lowcountry.




Sunday, August 14, 2016

Frame Within a Frame

First Baptist Church, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




A churchyard gate frames a door which is
 framed by columns and the morning light
 at this neo-classical church in the Historic District.



Saturday, August 13, 2016

Palmetto Haven

Palmettos, Kiawah Island, SC
© Doug Hickok




The South Carolina state tree flourishes
 on the verdant sea island of Kiawah.



Friday, August 12, 2016

Charleston's Art Quarter

Ornate Gate, French Quarter, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




Charleston's French Quarter is a work of art
 when one considers the numerous decorative gates,
historic architecture, and galleries within its boundaries.



Thursday, August 11, 2016

Cool Hues

Rainbow Row, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




This freshly painted house combined with a blue sky
adds vibrance to the already colorful
 Rainbow Row in Charleston's Historic District.



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Morning Cool Front

Church Creek, Charleston, SC
© Doug Hickok




A summer storm front moves over the tidelands
 on a cool Lowcountry morning.



Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Beach Blues

Umbrellas and Beach Chairs, Kiawah Island, SC  © Doug Hickok



Blue hues are the color theme
 on a summer afternoon on Kiawah Island.



Monday, August 8, 2016

Street Textures

Sunset on Elliott Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok



The setting sun slants down a narrow street
 in the Historic District, highlighting the textures
 of colorful stucco and shutters.



Sunday, August 7, 2016

Reflection on History

Randolph Hall, College of Charleston, Charleston, SC
 © Doug Hickok




Afternoon showers form liquid mirrors
 to reflect Charleston's historic
Southern neo-classical architecture.


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Hearts and Scrolls

Balcony Shadow, Tradd Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok




Hearts and scrolls come alive with morning sunlight
 in one of the oldest parts of historic Charleston.



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