Saturday, September 11, 2010

A Morning at Hatcher Garden

My favorite place for photography when I don't feel like travelling very far is Hatcher Garden and Woodland Preserve here in Spartanburg, SC.

Since I plan on devoting the afternoon to College Football, this morning I took little trip down the road to check out the Garden.  I was pleasantly surprised to see the fountain, cascading streams, and man-made waterfall flowing again.  For about the past year, the pumps have always been off during my visits

A spent about 2 hours roaming around the 10-acre Hatcher Garden taking photos of anything that caught my interest:

Raindrops on a Spiderwort bloom


Centipede or Millipede?


Mystery Flower


Fountain at Hatcher Garden


Eastern Swallowtail Butterfly


Man-made, but still a pretty little waterfall


Another Angle of the waterfall


The full set of photos is posted here:

http://community.webshots.com/album/578566258yQoZLt

6 comments:

Kim said...

Wow they are splendid photos..Their are too many nice ones to have a favorite.. Even the bug is great... nice and clear love the waterfalls and of course the flower colors are really nice. I wish I had taken them... smile..

Jack said...

Thanks Kim! I was pleased with the way most of them came out!

Eeyore said...

I like these, especially the centi/milli-pede. I've never gotten one to sit still long enough.

Brenda W. said...

Jack .. what a beautiful treasure to have right in downtown Spartanburg (had to look this place up on Google Maps!)

Your photos are stunning! Especially the 'mystery flower'.

And a superb shot of the butterfly!

Jack said...

Thanks Larry, I am pretty sure it is a centipede. I was grateful it decided to stay still for a little while!

Breda, Yup Hatcher Garden is a great little 10-acre treasure in the middle of downtown Spartanburg. And it is less than 5 miles from my house!

wayne15575 said...

What a fantastic set Jack. Love the man made waterfall captures.