Wednesday, February 28, 2007


A red-shouldered hawk watching over workers in the field.

Freewoods Farm

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Freewoods Farm

Freewoods Farm is a 40-acre living farm museum replicating life on small southern family farms owned and/or operated by African Americans between 1865-1900.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Resurrection Fern

The odd-looking carpet plant growing on many of the live oaks in Conway has a scientific name of Polypodium polypodioides or "many footed". In dry weather it is brown and dead looking, but within an hour after a shower, the shriveled fronds open out into vibrant green leaves. This death to life cycle explains the plant's common name "Resurection Fern".

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Two Live Oaks

Two famous live oaks in front of the Horry County Museum in Conway, SC. Like many of the old oaks in Conway they have names (The Wade Hampton Oak in the background and Mary Beaty oak in the foreground).

Friday, February 23, 2007

Train Depot

The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Depot in Conway,SC was built in 1928. The building is a long, rectangular, one-story, gable-roofed, frame board-and-batten building constructed in a craftsman-influenced style. It now used as an office for the Carolina Southern Railroad.

Portions of the 1996 film Stolen Memories: Secrets from the Rose Garden, starring Mary Tyler Moore, were filmed on location at the Conway railroad depot.

Monday, February 19, 2007


"If one daffodil is worth a thousand pleasures,
then one is too few. " - William Wordsworth

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Red Sky at Night, Sailor's Delight

There is some truth to the the old adage,

“Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.
Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning” .

Check out this Library of Congress website.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Morning in Ohio

and the thermometer read minus 1 degree.
Owens family farm - Jeffersonville, Ohio

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Deserted Nest

I sure hope the birds that left this nest are down south.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

To everything there is a season ...

To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal ...
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance ...
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Live Oak

Major preservation work on this old live oak.

Kingston Presbyterian Churchyard - Conway, SC

Friday, February 09, 2007

The Hanging Oak

This live oak across the street from the Conway City Hall is called "The Hanging Oak". Public executions were held here until 1908.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Carolina Jessamine is Blooming

The trumpet blooms of the Carolina Jessamine are sounding a call to an early spring.

Carolina Jessamine is state flower of South Carolina. Read about it's adoption as our state flower.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Jack of All Trades




Nightclub Performer

Jackson Robert Osborne, 2 years old

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Saturday, February 03, 2007

John R. Beaty

John Robinson Beaty died as a result of a gunshot wound received while defending Conwayborough and is buried in the Kingston Presbyterian Churchyard in Conway.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus statue - Riverfront Park, Columbia, SC

Columbia, South Carolina, ( founded March 26, 1786 ) was the first city and as well as the first-planned capital in America named for Christopher Columbus.

The proper noun "Columbia" is a name widely used in English derived from that of Christopher Columbus and dates from before the American Revolution in 1776.

Thursday, February 01, 2007