GARDENS, Part 4 —
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May 7, 2007 — Last week I hoped
to conclude the series on Brookgreen Gardens,
but I wasn't able to present all
the photographs that I wanted you to see — so here we are again. This
week is, I promise, the last installment in the series. I hope you've enjoyed
First, let's take a look at some of the
wildlife at Brookgreen. It's not all alligators...
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax
Barred Owl (Strix varia)
Fulvous Whistling DucK (Dendrocygna
Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis)
Wild turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) in full courting
Eastern Fox Squirrel (Sciurus
niger) I LOVE these creatures!
We see them infrequently on our own property, but Brookgreen is crawling with
Eastern Gray Squirrel (Sciurus
American Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus
Speaking of Bald Eagles, I particularly
liked this sculpture.
(Louise, do you know who did it?)
And speaking of Louise, here
she is with her 17" bronze, Lethal
It is currently on display at Brookgreen's Rainey Sculpture Pavilion.
While we're on the subject of
sculpture, everybody loves Derrick Wernher's
"Len Ganeway" (bronze, 1980).
" Flying Wild
Geese" by Marshall Maynard Fredericks (bronze, 1967)
"Diana of the Chase" by
Anna Hyatt Huntington (bronze, 1922)
And we'll look at another art
form — flowers.
I'm a fool for Dutch Iris.
I like to get up close and personal.
Even the unopened blossoms are
Poppies are another of my favorites.
I love their prickly stems...
...and their papery petals .
Their unopened blossoms are wonderful, too.
Here's a scene from one of the
gardens at Brookgreen.
This is in the Children's
Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)
It's considered a weed by
many, but I like it.
I'm not sure what this is.
We all know what this is, though.
Atamasco lily (Zephyranthes atamasco)
This delicate flower could be seen in naturalized colonies throughout the
I've since learned that all parts of the plant, and its bulbs especially, are
The atamasco — or
rain lily, as it is sometimes called — is considered
species in some parts of the country.
"Persephone" by Marshall
Maynard Fredericks (bronze, 1981)
"Circle of Life" by Howard "Tuck" Langland (bronze, 2001)
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