Mary Presson Roberts Photography

Charleston Windows

“One of the tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon – instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.”
― Dale Carnegie

Charleston, South Carolina became my favorite place on Earth when I had the opportunity to live and work there for five years immediately after college.  Although I left Charleston, Charleston never left me.  I return whenever I have the opportunity to do so.

Charleston is known for many things.  Among them are beaches, marshes, historical buildings, churches, and…windows adorned with flowers and plants.

Many photographers spend time photographing the many windows of Charleston.  I have countless images of colorful buildings with flower boxes that I have taken through the years in Charleston.

Here is an example of one of those beautiful windows.

For my past two trips to Charleston, I have enjoyed looking for a different type of image with Charleston windows.  Here are some of my favorites from those recent trips.












I enjoyed looking for different types of Charleston window scenes.  I imagine I will make this an ongoing series.

I’d love to hear about a series you are exploring!



Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.


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  • Mary, your photos make me really miss Charleston. My wife and I lived there on a boat for 10 years. Loved photographing that city. I always look forward to seeing what you come back with every time you go down.

  • I really enjoy how your photography has changed – the window with the flowering plants is nice, however not very compelling or capable of drawing someone in – your more recent images have mystery and drama and curiosity going for them – they make me want to explore. They also remind me of a project I’m currently working on as I move into retirement – I’m seeking out liminal spaces to highlight transitional spaces much like my personal journey right now.

    • Pam, thank you for your very kind words. Although I always looked forward to retirement, it was one of the most difficult transitions in my life. I thought I needed to have life figured out immediately. The best advice I received was to take things slowly: I would find my way. Right now I am enjoying the challenges of creating my future. Best to you as you begin to write your next, exciting chapter! Feel free to reach out if I can help in any way. I look forward to seeing your project in Vision Driven!

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