Every year in January, when I arrive in South Carolina, my grandpa is always at the tail-end of his visit. We have made it a tradition to take a day and go out together to photograph some pretty location nearby. This year I wanted to show him somewhere new, so we headed over to Cypress Gardens, one of Berkeley County's true treasures. Grandpa is always after "a pretty scene" and I think the blackwater swamp, full of lily pads and cypress trees that seem endless in their reflections, work pretty well.
You may remember I visited here last summer, but grandpa had never been. We didn't see any other visitors the whole day, as the temperature was uncharacteristically in the low 30s which is pretty cold for this area. Even the local weatherman was telling folks to stay indoors, which made me giggle.