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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 [...]

Traveling the Tugaloo River Corridor—Providence Methodist Church

Last year, I began photographing rural historic churches. It was a thing to do on Sunday afternoons, especially in the colder months. But my interest has continued. Churches have always been a central part of communities. Many of the ones I visit are in locations surrounded by nothing but pure farmland. Providence Methodist is different. [...]

By |2019-06-04T18:44:43-07:00June 3rd, 2019|Historic Churches, Living in Stephens County, Memories|0 Comments