Onion Photography

SHREK: For your information, there’s a lot more to ogres than people think. DONKEY: Example? SHREK: Example? Okay. Uh… ogres are like onions. DONKEY: They stink? SHREK: Yes. No! DONKEY: Oh, they make you cry? SHREK: No! DONKEY: Oh, you leave them out in the sun, they get all brown and start sprouting little white … Continue reading Onion Photography

Weekend Update

Been a crazy, crazy week, both at work and at home. There hasn’t been much time to paddle, take photos, or chase down fire towers or old schools. Here’s a brief rundown… Work Our computer shipments have started to arrive. We’ve ordered far less than we usually do, but there were still pains. Our normally … Continue reading Weekend Update

Old School Charm

Perhaps it’s that I’m the son of a school principal, and had run of the various schools that I attended growing up. Perhaps it was the many reunions and covered dish suppers our family attended in various country community centers. Perhaps it was even because I spent college summers working maintenance – painting and waxing … Continue reading Old School Charm

More Saluda Lake

Having never been on Saluda Lake before this summer, I’ve now paddled it three times in four weeks.  I’m actually surprised at how it’s become a nice quick paddling destination for when we want to get out on the water. Friday Alan and I headed out and launched from Saluda Landing at the end of … Continue reading More Saluda Lake

Korean BBQ

Laura had an evening meeting, so I was on my own for dinner. You know what that means – time to explore the local cuisine. In this case, it was hardly local in origin. I decided to try the Korean BBQ place just off of Woodruff Road.  No catchy name here – just “Tasty Korean … Continue reading Korean BBQ

Loss of a Landmark

Someone who reads this website recently sent me a message via Facebook that was a bit disheartening. It seems that the South Carolina Forestry Commission is selling several of its lookout towers to the highest bidder.  These include the Kelly Tower in Union County, the Silverton Tower near Jackson, SC, the Edgefield Tower, the Riverside … Continue reading Loss of a Landmark

Laurens County Photo Trek

I had Monday off as part of the 4th of July weekend. My brother, Houston, and my sister, Glynda, also had the day available, so we decided to go on another photo exploration. This time our target was our old stomping grounds around Laurens, South Carolina. Houston had some specific locations he wanted to see … Continue reading Laurens County Photo Trek

Saluda Lake, Take Two

When Alan and I came out to Lake Saluda last week, I wasn’t feeling so hot. Well, actually, I was too hot – heat exhaustion plus a fever of over 100. Couple that with the fact that we missed the channel we were supposed to be taking, and it wasn’t an ideal trip. So, when … Continue reading Saluda Lake, Take Two