Thursday Doors

I love wrought iron, and here are two lovely gates from Brookgreen Gardens. Were they forged by a blacksmith in Charleston? I don’t know, but I’m thinking they might have been based on the history and attention to detail at Brookgreen.

Through these gates and down the paths, what do you find beside massive sculptures from artists across the country? Flowers, beautiful flowers, are everywhere you look.

The weather here is foggy and rainy so here’s a shot of some turtles and the small alligator basking in the sun on my last visit.

Happy Thursday, and may you find sunshine in your day. 😎

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, February 21, 2019.

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58 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Ally Bean says:

    Oh, those are beautiful gates. Love them and the flower photos, too. Nice finds.

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  2. I hope you have had the crab nachos at Bistro 2017 and the cioppino or seafood pot pie at Chive Blossom. Oh, and be sure to get the homemade ice cream at the Bistro too.

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  3. Murphy's Law says:

    I like wrought iron too, and these gates are beautiful. One flower is prettier than the other, but I got a kick out of the one being visited by the bee and the ant. That has all the makings of a children’s story!! No wonder you love visiting this garden!

    But the turtles and the alligator, they’re a hoot!!
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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  4. Joyce says:

    Awww! The TURTLES again! And hey! If they can live in peace alongside an alligator, why can’t we live that way with every other country in the world? How about everybody just enjoy their own space and mind their own business and we’ll all have sun and warmth and happiness? πŸ™‚
    And speaking of co-existence – that large flower (bottom right) opens itself to the bee and to the other miscellaneous insect who just wants a nice place to rest for a bit. Another good lesson for people from the “simple things” in nature!
    I love wrought iron gates, too – so elegant. Have you ever seen the ones surrounding the home of Stephen King in Maine? A work of creepy art – and maybe a field trip for you to share with us at Halloween? We’ve been all over the world with you so far, why not?
    So glad you’re still enjoying your wonderful winter get away! Snow’s still blowing up here and you’re not missing a thing but misery!

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  5. Love the gates, flowers, and turtles! Sunshine here in Silver Springs, Florida!

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  6. Beautiful gates and flowers. Love the turtles. But, oh, the alligator! I am a northern woman, that’s for sure. πŸ˜‰

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  7. Almost Iowa says:

    Thank you for the visions of warmer weather, most of us are needing that.

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  8. Oh these photos are so beautiful and brighten the day! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. The gates are lovely, and the flowers gorgeous! I love that bee butt. πŸ˜ƒ

    The turtles and gator have the right idea. I love to soak up the sun for a few minutes without sunblock on. It feels so good to my bones and skin. Just a few minutes is all I need. Then the sunblock gets slathered on.

    I don’t understand how those turtles can be so trusting of that gator though?

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  10. As always, I love Brookgreen Gardens photos!

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  11. Eliza Waters says:

    Looks like a lovely garden though I didn’t realize that there were alligators that far north.

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    • Just two that I know of – this ‘little’ guy and one big guy, Cowboy, that stays inside a nice tall fence and no one gets too close to him. πŸ™‚ When they had a hurricane this past fall, Cowboy’s area flooded and he decided to go for a walk. He found a larger pond and settled in. This was home to some beautiful swans, but they got relocated to Cowboy’s old area. They thought it might be a little easier to resettle the swans. πŸ™‚

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  12. Try as I may, I can never snap flowers to save my life. You captured them really nice. – Marty

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  13. I love the gates, Judy, as well as the flowers. Sunny here today but still chilly. The shot of the turtles made me smile. I love the way they just pile on a log and sometimes on each other.

    janet

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  14. That pink rose is simply perfect.

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  15. Oddment says:

    Wow. If any place can be said to be the opposite of here, it is there. So beautiful — and, even better, so warming! Were it not for the ‘gator, I’d pretend I was one of those turtles.
    Thanks for this!

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  16. Lovely gates… and I can almost smell those roses.

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  17. germac4 says:

    I love the gates, and the scenery around the lake. Is the alligator okay with the turtles because their shells are like solid armour?

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  18. Norm 2.0 says:

    What? No snow? πŸ˜€
    Lovely gates.

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  19. joey says:

    So pretty. The pink rose? camellia? is prefect. I feel like I can touch the delicate petals. Oof.
    There was some sunshine this morning, and it was nice while it lasted πŸ™‚

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  20. The flowers must be especially to your liking:) The iron gate on the right looks also beautiful though:)

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  21. KerryCan says:

    That’s quite the photo of the turtles and alligator looking so comfortable together! The gardens looks so lovely . . .

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  22. wrought iron is a dying/dead art, unfortunately. Lovely place well described and captured.

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  23. Annie says:

    Love those gates. I think I remember other gates (entrance gates?) with grand statues of dogs on tall pillars. So impressive!

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  24. Lovely gates- I really like wrought iron work and the shapes used.

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  25. Love the shot with the bee πŸ™‚

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  26. Joanne Sisco says:

    I too am a fan of iron gates … but the flowers were balm for this winter weary soul πŸ™‚

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  27. mitzybricker says:

    Those gates are gorgeous, as are the flowers. The turtles and alligator look nice and warm! It is grey, wet and terribly muddy here at home. Man nor beast have had dry hooves or boots for what seems like weeks! πŸ™‚

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  28. Rose says:

    The gates are gorgeous, and the flowers just make me smile. I wish I had sunshine, too…but I did have Lorelei last night and that is a different form of sunshine!

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  29. I don’t remember so many gorgeous flowers when we were there in December/January. Wouldn’t mind having a wrought iron gate or arbor. More likely an arbor.

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  30. I used to love wrought iron and iron cooking pots. Now I can’t lift them.

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  31. Nancy says:

    Well Happy Sunday to you. I was on vacation in Texas and am just now getting caught up with my blogs! Looks like a beautiful trip to the gardens after entering through those gorgeous gates!

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  32. Mary says:

    Someone already said it – impressive gates Judy. I love wrought iron, they are making a big come back here in Texas.

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