I suppose it wouldn’t have been surprising to me that Brookgreen Gardens is a *sculpture* garden if I had bothered to read the website before I walked over there. I showed up, thinking there would be gardens, perhaps not in bloom yet, but still interesting enough. Instead, there were sculptures. Lots of sculptures. And I wasn’t really in the mood for appreciating them. So I wandered around taking pictures of what did interest me.
This tree was gorgeous (yeah, me and Judy Dench, man…)
And the lake had a heron and some good reflections.
There was an exhibit under construction that reminded me of the same artist’s work at Tower Hill in Massachusetts, that I saw with my friends Sue and Paul, last fall. (The artist is Patrick Dougherty.)
There was a camellia garden. It was mostly bare, but finally I found this flower and spent some time framing it just so.
On the way out of the place, I saw this stand of trees and it just spoke to me, so I had to photograph it. And then I was done.
You’ll notice there’s not a single classic sculpture featured in this post. Every photo I took of them turned out flat. I know what I like. Trees and nature, and mostly not large bronze sculptures. But if you do, this would be a great place to visit if you’re near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.
Henry David Thoreau