Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Few Trees of Charleston

Here are just a few photos of some of the trees I saw in Charleston. There are many and they are beautiful. Many of the large trees are in the churchyards and I'm not sure what they are. I believe some of them are LIVE OAKS. What an amazing feeling to stand under these massive old trees surrounded by headstones from many many years ago. I will name the trees I am sure of. Please also enjoy the beauty of the ones I don't know.The fruit of this LOQUAT TREE is very sweet once you peel the skin. It is much like a small plum.
I didn't even pay attention to this tree. I was too intent on capturing a photo of this beautiful cardinal.

This beauty is a BLONDE CREPE MYRTLE.


This tree was in the courtyard of a small gallery. The lady in the gallery took me on a little tour and told me the name of this tree. Unfortunately, I don't remember the name.

If you look closely at this MAGNOLIA TREE, you 'll see a bird resting inside.

This OLEANDER TREE was huge and gorgeous.

This CREPE MYRTLE was the meeting place for these two friends?

Beautiful red berries.

Not a tree, of course, but I couldn't pass up the beauty of these HYDRANGEAS.


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

What great bones in these trees, nature's architecture. Love the Myrtle trunks. Thanks for the photo tour. xox Corrine

yoborobo said...

What a lovely walk you've taken us on. :) I love the hydrangeas. I keep meaning to plant one, because I think I can grow them in MD. I hope you are drying out down there. It looks like the Amazon rain forest in my backyard! :) xoxo Pam

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Oh beautiful-beautiful-BEAUTIFUL!!!
I love trees, and getting to see the Southern ones is a delight!
Those two little sparrows look like they were having a private cute!
Wonderful photos Audrey~~thanks for taking the time to post them!


indira lakhsmita said...

it has been a hundred years since we met in the secret garden :)))

hope you are well, FF.

Deborah said...

DeLovely, my friend. Like a breath of fresh life abounds.
**kisskiss** Deb

Ces said...

Oooooh! You just made my heart sing with these photographs. Yes, the trees in SC are awesome, majestic and beautiful.