Shrimp Boats

Shem Creek Boats for SCIWAY

These are shrimp boats that deliver daily fresh seafood directly to the docks of the restaurants along Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. This photo has recently been published on SCIWAY (South Carolina’s Information Highway).

Book Fairy

What struck me the most in this scene, other than the serenity of it, is how this young woman’s body curves so precisely with the contours of the tree branch. Her flexible young body completely eased into the shape of the tree. Shot at Hampton Park, Charleston, SC.

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Mrs. Swan is Mourning

A while back I announced the good news that Mr. Swan at Middleton Plantation in Charleston, SC received a new mate after his former companion was killed by an alligator. (

Today I have sad news to report: Mr. Swan passed away of old age and the new Mrs. Swan is in mourning. She looks quite lonesome in the large pond all by herself.


But rumors have it that a new (and hopefully younger) spouse will be arriving soon. There may be a happy ending after all.

Photographic Journal: Lizard

With the unusually cold weather that rendered snow and ice in our area, I couldn’t help but wonder about the lizards that always hang around our house. What do lizards do in winter? How do they survive cold weather? A little research quickly produced answers to my questions:

“Green anoles hibernate in colder regions of their geographic range, which extends from the Carolinas, throughout Georgia and Florida, to Alabama and on to east Texas. They often hibernate in large groups and were probably congregating before it turned cold. Anoles spend winter under bark, inside rotten logs, or under boards of houses and barns. They can be seen on bright, sunny days in winter basking in the sun. As for feeding them, they will do fine with no help from us as they eat little or nothing in winter. When spring arrives, they will feed on small insects and spiders around the yard.”

(taken from the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory)

Photographic Journal: Ice Angel

The winter storm has brought us an ‘ice angel’.

It is very rare for Charleston, SC to get ice and snow. Therefore, local photographers consider it a real treat. With macro lens mounted, we grab the opportunity quickly, because in a matter of two days it will all be gone.