While driving down the East Coast on my November road trip, I spent some time with my Uncle Roger in South Carolina. Aside from going to the zoo and enjoying the beach, we took to the historic Brookgreen Gardens.
Brookgreen Gardens combines art, sculptures, gardens and a wildlife preserve together. Visitors are free to explore the gardens, observe wildlife, enjoy a picnic, and take in the beauty and relaxation of the Gardens.
Prior to coming to South Carolina, I had never heard of Brookgreen Gardens. I was only familiar of Myrtle Beach as a popular tourist destination.
Now, Brookgreen Gardens is my favorite destination in South Carolina and I cannot wait to explore the area again soon.
Nature and Art Combined
When I arrived onsite, I was nearly overwhelmed by how vast the property was and how much foot there was to cover.
My Uncle Roger and I decided to take on the sculpture area by foot then take his car to the wildlife preserve portion.
Every aspect of the property was filled with art of nature that captivated me. Every time I turned, there was a new thing to take in, observe, and appreciate.
Eurydice and Orpheus
One of my favorite stories of Greek Mythology is that of Eurydice and Orpheus. The play tells the tale of Eurydice who is killed and her husband, Orpheus, who attempts to bring her back from the dead by visiting the Underworld.
This story moved me while in high school, and I've never forgotten it since.
Therefore, I was thrilled to see the sculpture adaptation of Eurydice and Orpheus. I thought the presentation of these sculptures were almost as beautiful as the story itself.
Peace of Mind
One of the most spectacular aspects of Brookgreen Gardens is the sensation of peace of mind. The sense of calmness and serenity is undeniable.
To sit and collect my thoughts and feel deep appreciation for life felt necessary after the previous months of hurdles and issues regarding my personal life and illness.
How do these images make you feel? Do you feel at ease? Warm?
Are you impressed by the craftsmanship of these sculptures?
Nap Time for Adorable Animals
Enjoy these adorable photos I captured while visiting the wildlife refugee! Sleepy babies!!!
Feathers and Friends
I love these photos I captured while observing the animals.
Enjoy these critters!
Leaving the Garden
Before I left, I took a moment to appreciate the beauty and time I spent.
I realized I might not ever return to these beautiful and peaceful place.
I realized how blessed I was to have taken a chance, hit the road, and experienced the beauty of life outside my comfort zone.
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