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 one is a CINNAMON 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.






6 comments:

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 conversation...so cute!
Wonderful photos Audrey~~thanks for taking the time to post them!

XXOO~~
Anne

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 air...new 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.