Walking around Hopelands Gardens taking some macro shots and ran up on a stand of purple flowers with bees and butterflies. I liked the contrast of this orange butterfly with the purple flowers.
Had a warm fall day at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken. Playing around with some macro shots and found that the bees and butterflies were active today.
I love the spring when the Dogwood and Azaleas are in full bloom in Aiken.
The Camellias at Hopelands Gardens were beautiful this year. Aiken, South Carolina has been having a colorful spring as flowers of all descriptions having been blooming.
Saturday, the 22nd Annual St. Mary's Chocolate Festival was held in Aiken. The event is a fund raiser for Saint Mary Help of Christians Catholic School. The school grounds were covered with activities for all ages. There were carnival games, flowers, pumpkins, paint ball, live entertainment, a rock climbing wall,…
The rain had stopped and the humidity was terrible, but the rain drops on these yellow flowers were beautiful.
The gardens at Magnolia Plantation have been in the same family for more than 325. Each generation as added to the gardens and they are now a top tourist attraction. Today, the gardens offer an ever changing array of flowering plants so that something can be found blooming year round.
Saturday we went to Magnolia Plantation and bought the all inclusive pass, which includes the Basic Admission, the House Tour, Nature Tram, Nature Boat, "Slavery to Freedom" Tour and Audubon Swamp Garden. We didn't know if it would be worth it, but ended up staying all day long. Really a…
A Praying Mantis on a Daisy right outside the main house at Magnolia Plantation.
On a recent trip to Charleston, we went to Magnolia Plantation and spent an enjoyable day visiting the gardens. We stopped for a picnic lunch, at an area set up next to the petting zoo and pasture. Two peacocks, as well as a number of other animals were in the…