time for my annual visit to edisto island. i always make a trip out to botany bay, a 4800 acre park. it's the combined remnants of two old plantations, 'sea cloud' and 'bleak house'. finally there was one man living there that had inherited it all. he ended up donating to the DNR. it's a half mile walk to the beach, over expanses of marsh grass. once you're there, it's 2 miles of undisturbed natural beauty.
the shoreline is changing, and the salt water is encroaching on the woods by the beach. the oaks and palms aregradually dying. they fall over into the surf and are sanded clean in no time, becoming bleached bones on the beach, becoming endless stark beauty.
photographs and words by rebecca wood