Museum publishes wildflower photo book by photographer Dr. Donna Goodman
“Morning Walk in the Pee Dee,” a photography book by Dr. Donna H. Goodman and published by the Florence County Museum, is now available for purchase at the Florence County Museum or www.flocomuseum.org under support link. “Morning Walk in the Pee Dee” can be purchased for $40, museum membership discounts apply. “Morning Walk in the Pee Dee” is an intimate look at 200 acres of land at the edge of Alligator Back Swamp in Florence and Darlington Counties.
During her ritual morning walks, Donna H. Goodman and her Jack Russell terrier, Eloise, have captured over 200 of the 711 documented wildflowers of South Carolina. Morning Walk in the Pee Dee is a cross section of wonderful photographs documenting these wildflowers during changing seasons and landscape. The publication would not have been possible without a generous donation from photographer Donna H. Goodman.
Because of her artistic contribution, all proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Florence County Museum, specifically for the purpose of supporting natural science programing. The Florence County Museum acknowledges Jenks Farmer, famed horticulturalist for providing the Forward and botanist, Linda Lee for her expertise in identification. Also, The Wildwood Garden Club of Florence, provided additional funding to complete the project.
Donna H. Goodman, Photographer Raised on a twenty-mule team tobacco, cotton, pig, and cow farm on the cusp of a Carolina Bay; Donna H. Goodman is a native of the Shiloh Community, Sumter County. She is Professor Emeritus of Art at Francis Marion University. Donna, her husband Dewey Ervin and their Jack Russell terrier, Eloise, live in the Pocket Road area near Florence in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina.
Goodman started producing digital images in 1993. Since then, her work has been included in over 75 nationally juried exhibitions and 20 international exhibitions. The images in the “Morning Walk in the Pee Dee” series now number in the thousands. Jenks Farmer Augustus Jenkins Farmer’s vision for reflective, soulful gardening has guided the creation of botanical gardens, parks, and private enclaves. His pioneering, organically managed nursery promotes crinum lilies, a once forgotten plant beloved in Victorian and early American gardens.
Jenks is an 8th generation South Carolinian who writes for national publications and lectures across the United States. Linda Lee, Botanist Linda Lee is a research professional at the University of Georgia Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. She has a M.S. degree in plant biology from the University of Georgia and a B.A. degree in studio art. During off hours, she too botanizes with a canine, a Plott mix rescue who owes his life to botany. The Florence County Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 2 – 5 p.m. Admission is free.