Living in Stephens County

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Trampling through the Panther Creek Woods

It was the day after Christmas and I wanted to photograph winter woods but did not want to go far from home. It was already late in the day, so I decided to drive to the trail head for Panther Creek, which is the infamous "back way" to the popular Panther Creek Falls. This alternate [...]

Christmastime at Travelers Rest

I have gotten fairly close to the wonderful people who watch over and run Travelers Rest. Recently, it was open to the public for a small fee, and I can never resist visiting the Inn for a "step-back-in-time." What a blessing it is to know Sandra Fisher and her team of volunteers and to meet [...]

Sunday in the Country

On this Sunday, we decided to stay close to home and take Chip to see CeCe. While she was super sweet, he lost his brains and barked at her. Poor CeCe; she had to settle for us petting her through the fence. She's grown and still beautiful—just so much bigger! The babies watched us from [...]

Local Walk and Fall Leaves

Sunday afternoon was spent walking along a roadbed on what we call "the South Carolina side of the Tugaloo River." We have often wanted to hike this trail to the dam, but we still did not make it. There was a stream near the end that we could not cross on foot. This is a [...]

A Corps Visit!

Enjoyed spending time with Sandy Campbell, who is with the Army Corps of Engineers and her associate along with Kelly Vickers. I sat in awe and amazement as I listened to them talk about the Cherokee Indians that once lived along the Tugaloo River. They also talked about Indian artifacts along the river. There was [...]

Drum Roll for the End of Summer and the Black Willow!

I used by Nikon water camera to take this photo from my kayak on Lake Hartwell, and I have no idea what the settings were! I just love the way the sunlight touched every inch of this tree. There's even water reflections on it's bark. They are just hard to see.  When I paddle the [...]

Sunflower Love

Sunflowers in the south peak in late August and September. This year, I think they were here and  gone pretty quickly—maybe because of our extremely hot weather! Whenever I do see a field of sunflowers, I always think of my Aunt Eloise. She loved them right along with my Mom, who still thinks they are [...]