Charleston, SC



Rather than posting new images, I am compelled instead to remember the victims in the senseless and tragic shooting in Charleston, which until recently, was my home for fifteen years. 

My thoughts are with the people of Charleston and the families and friends who are grieving. 



For me, it’s not a week for color. This image symbolizes South Carolina and with hope, issues will cease being about black and white. 



Monochrome, Palmetto, South Carolina

In A Palmetto State Of Mind







No colors this week.

Categories: Black and White, Landscapes, Photography, Weekly Photo ChallengeTags: , , , , ,


  1. Lovely post and inspiring thoughts.

  2. Even though we are half a world away…I constantly wonder at how such things can happen. Or why they happen in this day and age. And at risk of upsetting many in South Carolina, I was surpprised to see that the Confederate Flag was/is still being flown on Government buildiings. May peace and forgiveness soon settle over Charleston and South Carolina.

  3. Once again I am lost for words . . . .

  4. So sad and such a poignant photo Jane. When oh when will America do something about the gun laws.

  5. So poignant!!

    Love to you

    Did you have dinner with Brian and Kelley?

    Have fun

    XOXOXO Helen

  6. Lovely tribute Jane, well said. Sad for charleston the be the focus on such a tragic story.

  7. Beautifully said girlfriend…..wonderful photo….Thanks!!

  8. Thank you for your thoughts and insights

  9. So tragic – what a wonderful and erie photo that speaks volumes. It is time for a politician in South Carolina to have the courage to “be the change you wish to see in the world,” as Gandhi said. It is long overdue to retire the confederate flag to the history books. How sad that the flag that fueled the hate of the terrorist was not even allowed to be lowered to half mast due to SC law. Politicians that embrace change have my ear and I hope they are listening.

  10. Really nice and contemplative photograph 🙂

  11. It’s also not just about Charleston or SC as the press seems to be more than making that connection. We’re all culpable in this affair as this kind of inbred hatred and untreated lunacy and gun allowance is present in every state and pervasive through our culture.


  12. Flags flying at half mast. So is my heart.

  13. Such a simple but great photo…

  14. So very sad, Jane…and yet the unbelievable strength of character of all Charlestonians is burning brightly. Thank you.

  15. When will we ever learn

  16. A lovely way to reflect, remember and honor… The lone palmetto is so appropriate.

  17. Good photo and very suitable to remember this sad occasion, my heart goes out to these people , left behind to cope with the losses

  18. Such a waste. My heart goes out to the families of the victims.

  19. Dear Jane, We thought of you when we heard about the tragedy in Charleston.Your photographs have celebrated it and there must be people you both know whose lives are changed by what took place. It must be hard to be away.  Your post with its thoughts and image of hope is a reminder of the good we can share. Thank you from from our corner of the world for continuing to uncover the beauty of the world with your photographs. Our thoughts to you both and the people of the place you know so well, Sally and Jock

    Sent from Samsung Mobile

    • Sally and Jock- Heartwarming to know friends on the other side of the world are there. A painful reminder of the similar tragedy you experienced in Sydney. I appreciate your kind words and I hope you all are doing well. I’ll be in touch.

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