Water over the Rocks

Today the Reedy River is primarily recognized for its beautiful and scenic shoal and waterfall at Falls Park in Greenville, South Carolina. However, the Reedy River is much more than just a scenic downtown attraction. It is an important riparian system that stretches from the mountains all the way to Lake Greenwood.

Water over the Rocks

Falls Park on the Reedy

Falls Park on the Reedy is a 32-acre park adjacent to downtown Greenville, South Carolina in the historic West End district. Considered the birthplace of Greenville, the park was founded in 1967 when the Carolina Foothills Garden Club reclaimed 26 acres of land that had been previously used by textile mills. It is a blend of nature and modern buildings with a suspension bridge to walk over the waterfalls.

Waterfalls in the City
Nature Against an Urban Backdrop

Greenville, South Carolina

From nature at Roan Mountain moving on to Greenville, South Carolina. Within the city is Falls Park on the Reedy that has riverside gardens, a suspension bridge and waterfall views. Here is an image of the walk along the river with restaurants and offices. More images of the main falls to be posted in the coming days.

River Walk in Greenville

Charleston Bridge – South Carolina

Back to bridges in the United States, the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge over the Cooper River in South Carolina, US, connecting downtown Charleston to Mount Pleasant. The bridge has a main span of 1,546 feet, the third longest among cable-stayed bridges in the Western Hemisphere. 

Charleston Bridge – South Carolina

Birds at the Brookgreen Gardens Zoo

In addition to numerous sculptures, Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina is also home to many wild species that make the greater area of the Gardens their home. Some of these birds, eagles and herons, have sustained an injury and could not survive in the wild. Their professional zookeepers provide safety, shelter, and enrichment for these birds.

Rescued Eagles

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Heron Rescued

Black-crowned Night Heron Perched

Running from the Dogs

“Actaeon” by Paul Howard Manship at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.

In pain and terror Actaeon (a famous hero in Greek mythology) leaps forward, his body in a sharp diagonal. Antlers sprout from his forehead. One dog has sprung on his body from the rear, and another runs under his feet, with lifted snarling head.

Running from the Dogs

Trio of Horses

“Mares of Diomedes” by Gutzon Borglum at Brookgreen Gardens, South Carolina.

Horses race forward, bodies pressed together. All are wildly excited, ears laid back, nostrils distended, and mouths open gasping for breath. The bodies are truthfully modeled without insistent detail to give a dynamic sense of rushing movement, enhanced by the rhythmic play of muscles and the backward flow of loose masses in the manes and tails.

Trio of Horses