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MYSTERY: This one might drive you to distraction

MYSTERY: This one might drive you to distraction

Contributing editor Michael Kaynard sent along this neat photo, but its location might be too obscure without a hint or two. So here it is: It’s in Charleston County and it’s near a park. First person to guess correctly wins a pair of tickets to Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, now filled with beautiful camellias. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 02/01/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
PHOTO: Constant vigil

PHOTO: Constant vigil

Despite a blizzard that dumped two feet of snow in the Washington, D.C., area, this sentinel with the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) is part of the constant vigil — regardless of weather — at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. It is closed today to the public due to the weather. U.S. Army photo by Cpl. Cody W. Torkelson.

by · 01/25/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
MYSTERY:  Would be a great place for croquet

MYSTERY: Would be a great place for croquet

John’s Island resident Deborah Getter sent along this picture of a place in Charleston County for you to identify. Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live.

by · 01/25/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
PHOTO: Bright bloom, at least for a couple of days

PHOTO: Bright bloom, at least for a couple of days

The crazy ups and downs of this year’s winter weather is confusing plants, such as this azalea which bloomed two months early in West Ashley. With temperatures below freezing tonight, the weather may wreak havoc on bright blooms across the state later this spring. Photo by Michael Kaynard, Kaynard Photography.

by · 01/18/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
MYSTERY:  Big pig

MYSTERY: Big pig

Loyal reader Deborah Getter of John’s Island sends along this photo of an art pig taken somewhere in South Carolina, but where? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the name of the town in which you live. First person to get it right (who hasn’t won in awhile) will get two tickets to see camellias at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.

by · 01/18/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
MYSTERY:  Pier-viewed?

MYSTERY: Pier-viewed?

Charleston reader Kristina Wheeler sends along the Mystery Photo above to tantalize other readers. Clue: There might be an object in the photo that suggests where this is. Send your guesses to editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and make sure to include the town you live in for identification purposes.

by · 01/11/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
PHOTO: New York library releases thousands of old images

PHOTO: New York library releases thousands of old images

More than 200 old photos and maps involving the Charleston area and more of South Carolina are part of a new collection of 180,000 high-resolution digital images that have been released into the public domain by the New York Public Library. Above is a stereoscopic image — a 19th century version of an image that you could use special glasses similar to the more modern View-Master to get a 3-D image — of cotton drying on a roof of a warehouse in downtown Charleston in the late 1870s.

by · 01/11/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
PHOTO: Early berries

PHOTO: Early berries

The crazy warm weather at the end of the year flushed a strawberry patch out of dormancy at Boone Hall Plantation at the end of December, which led to five days of berry-picking. “We put it up on Facebook and people came running,” said Boone Hall Farms manager Tim Junkins. On Sunday, there were only a few of the fresh berries left, but the folks at the store also have been using them to make fresh strawberry ice cream. Photo courtesy of Boone Hall Farms.

by · 01/04/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Photos
MYSTERY: Familiar, but maybe not, too

MYSTERY: Familiar, but maybe not, too

Here’s a photo of a place that may look familiar, but then again, it may look a little different. Clue: It’s not in Charleston County, but it’s nearby. What and where is this great photo by contributing photographer Michael Kaynard? Send your best guess to: editor@charlestoncurrents.com — and be sure to include the town in which you live.

by · 01/04/2016 · Comments are Disabled · Mystery Photo, Photos
PHOTO: A warm December walk on the beach

PHOTO: A warm December walk on the beach

This year’s New Year’s Day polar plunges on Sullivan’s Island and Folly Beach will be more like invigorating fall dips in the ocean thanks to mild December temperatures. As many awed residents and visitors remark, who would have thought you could be strolling on the beach in shorts, as this pair is, or grabbing a few rays at this time of the year? Colder weather has got to be on the way, but apparently not anytime soon! Photo by Andy Brack.

by · 12/28/2015 · Comments are Disabled · Photos