Category Archives: Postcards

At The Beach: 11/26/18

Deer outside our villa at Palmetto Dunes Oceanside Resort, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

We’ve been seeing these guys around since we got here but I hadn’t gotten a good look at them while I had a camera and was in a good position for a photo.  Caught them this afternoon on our way back to the beach.  Some of the weekenders had been feeding them carrots, so I think they were looking for another handout from us.  But we know better!

At The Beach: 11/25/18

Sunset on the beach, Palmetto Dunes Oceanside Resort, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

I really love the look of a wide angle lens on the beach at low tide.  Lots of interesting foreground, and a dramatic sky just adds to the appeal!  Not a lot of big-time color, but enough to be interesting.

At The Beach: 11/24/18

Glynn County Courthouse, Brunswick, Georgia

We took a road trip to Georgia today and visited St. Simon’s Island and Brunswick.  The Glynn County Courthouse in Brunswick is surrounded by these amazing Live Oak trees, complete with Spanish Moss.  This photo just begins to do them justice.

From the local tourism board website:

The Historic Brunswick Courthouse is situated in a grove of live oaks within Magnolia Square—one of the historic parks and squares used to house livestock as a community pasture. The parcel was purchased in 1905 from the City for $1.00. Today it is still surrounded by mossy live oak trees in addition to trees of foreign origin including Tung and Chinese pistachio. The courthouse was designed by New Jersey architect Charles Alling Gifford of the New York firm Gifford & Bates. Gifford’s work is notable within the National Historic Landmark District on Jekyll Island, principally Sans Souci Apartments (1896), Mistletoe Cottage (1900), and Jekyll Island Clubhouse Annex (1901). The cornerstone was laid on December 27, 1906 and construction was completed on December 18, 1907 at a total cost of $97,613. Restoration work began in the early 1990’s. Noted as a fine example of Neoclassical Revival style or Beaux Arts (fine arts) architecture that flourished, 1885-1920, this impressive building is still widely known for its exceptional beauty. Beaux Arts combines ancient Greek & Roman forms with Renaissance ideas and is an eclectic Neoclassical style. Design suggests interlinking philosophy of justice: four identical entrances complement interior columns leading to justice; an intricate iron stair rail suggests delicate balance and the frailties of man. The new Glynn County Courthouse is located immediately north of the structure and opposite the Courthouse at 1709 Reynolds Street, the Mahoney-McGarvey House is known as one of the finest examples of Carpenter Gothic architecture in Georgia.

Glynn County Courthouse, Brunswick, Georgia

At The Beach: 11/19/18

Sunset at Port Royal, South Carolina

We took a day trip to Beaufort, SC today.  I was a little bummed about the lack of good photographic opportunity until I came across this scene late in the day.  Sometimes taking an unplanned side road can lead to something special!  I have a number of shots that I could have posted for today, but this one stood out on my first pass.

In South Carolina it’s pronounced Bew-fort as opposed to North Carolina where it’s Bow-fort.

At The Beach: 11/18/18

Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Tough day today, photographically.  Got our walk in this morning but a total of only 4 photos before the drizzle settled over us.  At least I didn’t have to recycle!

Sun returns tomorrow (they say) and we’re planning to explore Beaufort, SC.