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Apr 7, 2016 - The Longest Day

I'm continuing on with pictures from Charleston. Day 3 was the longest day in the field thus the title of today's post. We hit the road at 0445 to be able to get to Botany Bay on Edisto Island before sunrise at 0730. We were going to photograph the eerie "boneyard" beach. Botany Bay was a plantation built in the 1700's where "sea cotton" was raised. After the boll weevil destroyed cotton growing in South Carolina, the plantation fell into disrepair. It is now a 4,000 acre Heritage Area and Wildlife Preserve. Boneyard Beach is the result of...

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Apr 6, 2016 - Magnolia Plantation & Charleston

We're settled in in the Asheville area with most of our chores done for a while so we can explore the city and the NC side of Great Smokey Mountain National Park. The other thing I did today was work up most of the "keepers" from my time in Charleston. On the second day of the workshop we visited Magnolia Plantation & Gardens for an early morning shoot. It was founded in 1676 by the Drayton family. It is the oldest public tourist site in the Lowcountry, and the oldest public gardens in America, opening its doors to visitors in 1870 to view...

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Apr 5, 2016 - From the Shore to the Mountains

We made the big move from near the shore to the Smokey Mountains in NC. We're staying just west of Asheville at the Asheville West KOA for the next week to explore the NC side of Great Smokey Mountains National Park. What a change in weather and vegetation conditions. It was in the 70's when we left the Charleston area and by the time we arrived at the KOA it had gotten down to the low 50's with a freeze warning tonight. I thought we left this weather behind in Delaware. Since my last post, I've been working with Ed Heaton and a couple of...

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2016 Winter Trek

Oct 31, 2007 - Blue Ridge Parkway from Glendale Springs to Asheville

This morning I was on the Blue Ridge Parkway a little after 10:00, heading south toward Asheville. At first I stopped at nearly all the scenic overlooks but, by mid-afternoon, it was clear that I had to pick up the pace. I still had a long way to go. I did a little hiking and visited with fellow travelers, which makes it so much more fun. My first hike was at the Cascades, accessible from E B Jeffress Park. Because of the drought, I was surprised at the amount of water flowing. I walked along with a couple from Florida and their dog,...

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