Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wood Storks and Vultures

Last Sunday morning's weather was perfect!!! At 9 a.m. it was 72 degrees with no humidity..... in SC.... in August!!! Really? Yes, indeed!

Rob, the dogs and I piled into the golf cart and made our way down to the 17th hole of the golf course to enjoy a walk along the cart path before golfers invaded.

It was glorious.  There was a good breeze, and in the air, Vultures and a couple of Wood Storks were riding the thermals.  As we neared the green, all the birds landed in a dead, Spanish Moss draped tree. Luckily Rob had his camera and was able to capture the moment.  Once home, I painted the scene in my Stillman & Birn Alpha journal.

This little pond and tree area that sits between the 17th and 18th holes at The Crescent Golf Club course is a favorite hangout for Wood Storks, Vultures, Great Egrets, Great Blue Herons, Osprey, Night Herons and Ibis. The salt marsh flanks the right side of the golf course along these two holes.  This is where I could pitch my tent and stay forever :)  What a great way to start the day!


  1. I so admire your ability to capture a scene - in painting and in words :)