Sunday, February 24, 2013

Brookgreen Gardens, 2-24-13

On the road again Sunday Feb. 24

Brookgreen Gardens, a National Historic Site. Anna Hyatt Huntington was the first sculpture using aluminum

It was created by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington to showcase figurative sculptures.

There are at least one sculpture of every renowned American sculpture at the Huntington time.

They opened the Gardens to the public in 1931.

Dogs eyes are ceramic.

Hammered aluminum.

St. Francis of the curb.

Weary Indian,

Girl and squirrel.

In the seaweed.


Turtle train.

Dancing goat.

Love this face.

Weary and defeated Don Quixote.

We watched a film about the making of sweetgrass baskets, an African tradition carried on today.

Baskets made using sweetgrass, palmetto, bulrushes and pine needles.

Exhibit on rice plantation. This is mortar and pestle using in harvesting rice.

A walking and audio tour about plantation with statues made of aluminum.

On the census of 1850 it listed one plantation owner as having 1,000 slaves. They harvested 4 million pounds of rice that year.

It's 4 pm and we are trying to wind our way to the parking lot.

Title: Space Walker.

Look at this! A real turtle by the Turtle and Duck sculpture.

Tickets for this enormous Historic Site are valid for seven days. We didn't see everything. Lots to see on this former rice plantation.

Several people were by the side of the road when we came into our campground. They pointed out the snake!!!

We finally made it to the beach. Don't like the looks of tomorrow's forecast. Rain again.

We have to soak in as much of this sunshine as we can. Temperature got to 63 today and sunny all day.

A blue moon is when there are two full moons in a month. Well, I have two. Ions in this shot. In the sky and reflecting of the water on the shore.

We are staying again at Huntington Beach State Park. Did I ever mention how much I like South Carolina? Yes, I do.

Location:Murrels Inlet, S. C.

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