The expansive veranda on the backside of the main house at Magnolia Plantation was built as one of the most modern homes of its time back in the late 1800’s.
The large veranda at the backside of Magnolia Plantation can hold hordes of people and apparently did during it’s heyday of VIP entertainment.
Spanish Moss frames the back entrance to the Magnolia Plantation house.
Couldn’t you just sit on the bench forever and take in the serenity of the scene at Magnolia Plantation.
An idyllic bridge spanning the pond outside the back entrance of Magnolia Plantation picture perfect for a wedding setting.
My daughter needs longer arms to give this Southern Live Oak a proper hug at Magnolia Plantation.
Large oaks, cypress and magnolia trees come together to make a natural tunnel for the main drive into Magnolia Plantation.
This is the front entrance of Magnolia Plantation house that was used for centuries when people arrived via the Ashley River.
Our bodies glistening in sweat from the humidity at the Magnolia Plantation – the main house in the background.
This large pond at Magnolia Plantation is home to several dozen alligators. The gators stay at the bottom during the hot summer days and feed in the coolness of evening. And warm up in the winter on the manmade sunning platforms to warm their body temps when the water cools down 30-40 degrees in the winter.
This slime green frosting is not pond scum but an actual plant called duckweed – a favorite food for turtles, ducks and other reptiles and water fowl at Magnolia Plantation.
If a swamp land can look beautiful this is it. The only thing missing in this large pond at Magnolia Plantation is the 14 foot alligator named Bubba.
One of the larger swamps at Magnolia Plantation with several alligator sunning platforms and moss covered cypress tress growing out away from the shoreline at Magnolia Plantation.
A 4-foot gator skims along one of the many ponds at Magnolia Plantation, trying to stay cool.
Another slave house on the Magnolia Plantation property that used to house two families, and recently two gentleman who still worked on the property in recent years until their deaths.
One of several slave houses on the Magnolia Plantation property where some plantation workers still lived up until a few years ago.
One of the four largest tree trunks found at Magnolia Plantation.
A baby gator was sighted working his way to the water to cool off on a hot and humid day at Magnolia Plantation.
A baby gator was sighted slithering into the roadside ditches at Magnolia Plantation.
The Ashley River runs along the backside of the Magnolia Plantation and was the main form of access to the plantation for centuries.
No missing the 4-5′ alligator making his way up one of the many sunny decks installed in the ponds at Magnolia Plantation.
A white huron is blurred out by wild grasses along a marshland at Magnolia Plantation.
Reeds blur out the backdrop of wood ducks at Magnolia Plantation.
Spanish Moss frames an idyllic setting at Magnolia Plantation.
A cabin still owned and used by the 12th generation of Drayton’s sits along one of the many ponds on the Magnolia Plantation.
A small gator skims across the pond at Magnolia Plantation.
A miniature garden in the shape of a cross in the Bible Garden at Magnolia Plantation.
A hedge shaped in Star of David in the Bible Garden at Magnolia Plantation.
Mr. Rooster seems to think he is a peacock as he rounds up a bevy of beautiful peacocks at Magnolia Plantation.
Peacocks roam freely on the grounds at Magnolia Plantation.
Walking the red bridge in the bayous of Magnolia Plantation.
Magnolia Plantation: What a difference a good camera makes to capture the colors and textures one experiences walking the grounds.
An idyllic red bridge crossing a still pond, draped in vines and moss, at Magnolia Plantation.
Vines twisting around each other in the thick brush along the pathways in Magnolia Plantation.
These protruding ‘knees’ grow from the underground roots of Cypress trees in swampy conditions.
Spanish Moss hanging from Southern Live Oak and Bald Cypress trees overhang one of the many ponds at Magnolia Plantation.
Bricks that were to be used to build a brand new 22,000 sf plantation home before the great depression hit back in 1930’s now line the paths through the 500 acre Magnolia Plantation.
The final resting place for the first Drayton and the last Drayton to be buried at Magnolia Plantation.
Heavy vines cover a heavy wood arbor to give respite to walkers on a hot humid day at Magnolia Plantation.