Off the Beaten Path in Meggett and Yonges Island

A fall afternoon in the countryside in the towns of Meggett and Yonges Island, South Carolina.

I found this lovely collection of statues in a tranquil meditation garden behind a Catholic country church.

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This is a section of one of its colorful stained glass windows

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A Rhode Island transplant’s collection of Americana

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Meggett’s town hall and office complex with a row of street lights across from them

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Late afternoon sun falling on a country cemetery on the way.

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An Afternoon at Middleton Plantation

A Glimpse of the main house at Middleton Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina

 

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A centuries-old oak tree

 

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A deep blue sky reflecting in the swan lake

 

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One of many paths covered by a canopy of camellias

 

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A shadow of leaves

 

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Weathered hardware of an old tomb door

 

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Spanish moss covering an oak tree

 

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An ibis in a lily pad-covered pond

 

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A typical Southern tree

 

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Old hand-made pottery

 

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A colorful peacock

 

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A friendly sheep

 

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A curious goat

 

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A sleepy horse

 

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A plantation carriage

 

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The proverbial ‘golden hour’ (a term used in photography for golden, deep colors at the end of the day)

 

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Torches have been lit to guide dinner guests to the restaurant in the dark

 

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The last rays of the day