“Siberian Ram” by Marshall Maynard Fredericks at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
“The End of the Trail” by James Earle Fraser at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
A Native American man on horseback, wrapped in an animal skin; a lowered spear held loosely in the bend of his arm is bowed on the horse’s back. The horse shrinks before the wind, head hanging, mane and tail blown forward.
“Riders of the Dawn” by Adolph Alexander Weinman at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet.
The horses plunge forward, half rearing, with forelegs doubled and heads tossing. One rider leans back to draw a bow while the other turns sidewise, blowing a conch. Beneath the horses is the rayed disc of the rising sun, with water curling in scrolls around it and rising beneath the horses in plumes of spray.
“Alligator Bender” by Nathaniel Choate at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet.
A nude man seated on the back of an alligator, his legs gathered under him. His left hand grasps the jaw, his right arm curves around the tail, bending the creature’s body in a semi-circle.
With my interest in elephants, I was pleased to see elephant art at Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet.
“Trumpeting Elephant” by Alexander Phimister Proctor is an elephant striding forward, head raised trumpeting.
“Elephant” by Paul Troubetzkoy is an elephant without tusks standing quietly, one forefoot behind the other, back humped and trunk lowered.
Brookgreen Gardens is a sculpture garden and wildlife preserve, located just south of Murrells Inlet, in South Carolina. Though the gardens were somewhat dormant during our visit, the sculptures were fabulous.
“Fighting Stallions” by Anna Hyatt Huntington at the entrance to Brookgreen Gardens. Two horses, rearing on their hind legs, are striking each other with their front hooves and biting. One has sunk his teeth into the other’s neck as it throws back its head in pain. Their muscles are taut with struggle, and manes and tails disordered in combat. One nude rider clings desperately to a horse’s back, while the other, thrown on the ground, protects his head with an upthrown arm.
There is a surreal calm after the sun has set at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Glow of sunset at Murrells Inlet harbor …..
Lens flare from the setting sun at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Birds viewing the sunset at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
As the sun begins to set at Murrells Inlet in South Carolina, restaurant lights create an ambience for waterfront dining
A monochrome image of the sun reflecting off the water at Murrells Inlet
Although the sun is high in the sky, shooting against it creates an interesting image of the harbor at Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
A Double-Breasted Cormorant looks back at something at Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
A Great White Egret gazing at Huntington Beach State Park, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
A baby alligator among the wildlife at Huntington State Beach Park, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina.
Huntington State Beach Park at Murrells Inlet on the coast of South Carolina with its Atlantic beach and wetlands inhabited by sea turtles, alligators and rich birdlife. A far-reaching walkway into the marsh allows observation of the wildlife.
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina was once primarily a fishing village, but has grown substantially in modern time, along with the rest of the Grand Strand, into a tourist location. Fishing and boating on the inlet are popular.
The fishing village of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina is an outdoorsman’s dream. The popular MarshWalk comes alive after dark, with live music streaming from several waterfront establishments that offer spectacular views.