Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Summer Solstice


We had the opportunity to spend a few hours of the summer solstice under a magnificent Live Oak tree (Quercus virginiana) on the Fiddler Crab Cove Boardwalk at the Coastal Discovery Museum's Honey Horn Plantation.

I couldn't resist trying to capture the massive trunk and lower limbs. You can just picture children draped on the the branches as they while away the long, hot summer days.

Two squirrels chattered away, chasing each other up and down the limbs. Several Tufted Titmice and Carolina Chickadees paid a visit. I was faced away from the marsh as I created this painting so I probably missed many a wading bird. Sigh.........


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